Activities & Things to Do in Georgia’s Blue Ridge

Train riding, hiking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, ziplining, exploring  — or just relaxing … the options are almost endless here!

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.

5 Things to Do — Fall 2018

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#1 – Paddle Pick your paddle — kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard — and our experienced local outfitters will get you pointed downstream! Not so sure about your abilities? Ask about an easy-to-handle inflatable kayak. Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking Lake...

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5 Things to Do — Spring 2018

#1 – Hitch a Ride Saddle up for a spring trail ride. Experienced local guides will pair you up with the perfect mount, whether your tastes run to “Old Daisy” or “El Diablo.” Be sure to ask about family wagon rides, proposal rides, picnic rides and...

5 Things to Do — Summer 2017

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5 Things to Do — Winter 2016

#1 – Crack the Code Escape to the area’s newest adventure destination, where you’ll solve clues, crack codes and unlock locks to solve the mystery of the Lucky Duck Speakeasy. In this challenging escape-room game, players put their heads together to solve...

5 Things to Do — Fall 2016

#1 – Ride the Rails Enjoy the views on a Fall Foliage ride. Trips depart most weekdays in October, and twice on Fridays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Express, where kids and adults can greet Farmer Brown and pick out a souvenir pumpkin. Departures...

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