Erica was once the highest point on the Moe to Walhalla narrow gauge railway. With a strong and proud timber history, one of its original timber mills, Micha's Mill, still operates. The community showcases its heritage with logging memorabilia displayed within the town’s bushman’s museum, located in the hotel/motel.
The 'Gateway to the Mountain Rivers Region', Erica is home to 150 people. A general store & tearooms cater for visitors, who can choose from a hotel/motel, B&B or caravan park for their accommodation.
A section of the old railway line forms the Erica to Thomson Rail Trail, for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Tyers Valley Rail Trail and the lovely walks around Mt Erica and Mushroom Rocks provide additional recreational areas, and at Mt St Gwinear you can enjoy winter and summer activities including cross-country skiing, snowplay, hiking and climbing. A King of the Mountain Wood Chop also draws crowds every Australia Day.