Activities & Things to Do in Georgia’s Blue Ridge

Ride the train, take a hike, go fly fishing, thrill to whitewater rafting, get on a horse — or just relax!

No matter what season you visit — spring, summer, fall or winter — you’ll find plenty to do in the North Georgia mountains!

Looking for adventure? Get outside and hike the Benton-MacKaye Trail or Appalachian Trail. Explore several local waterfalls in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Set out on horseback through forested trails and babbling creeks. Or experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the nearby Ocoee River.

 

Need something simpler? Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway from Blue Ridge to the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Rent a pontoon boat or stand-up paddleboard on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. Lazily tube or kayak down the Toccoa River. Or take advantage of Georgia’s “Trout Fishing Capital” by dipping a line in one of our many trout streams.

Still need more ideas? Play a round of golf at Old Toccoa Farm, a beautiful course that borders 4,000 feet of the Toccoa River. Take a tractor tour, pick strawberries, blueberries or apples, or taste-test some hard cider at Mercier Orchards. Enjoy a show at Blue Ridge Community Theater or ride a tank at Tank Town USA.

Best Spring Hikes

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Twin Cities

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Spring Festivals

Did Somebody Say Spring Festival? Spring kicks off festival season here in the North Georgia mountains. No matter when you’re visiting, there’s almost always a fun event going on. April 28: Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventures Support...

5 Things to Do — Spring 2018

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5 Things to Do — Summer 2017

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5 Things to Do — Winter 2016

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5 Things to Do — Fall 2016

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