#1 – Go Two-Wheelin’
Experience Blue Ridge by bike with a rental from Blue Ridge Electric Bikes, which offers electric-assisted bikes — perfect for tackling in-town hills or off-road trails. Tours are available to area falls and attractions. Or, head over to the Fannin County Park and pick out a comfy cruiser from the automated bike rack. Just access via the “Movatic” mobile app and enjoy a pedal around the park.
Blue Ridge Electric Bikes
257 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Blue Ridge Fun Bike
Fannin County Park
370 Tom Boyd Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#2 – Saddle Up
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 authentic “dude-for-a-day” adventures.
Appalachian Trail Rides
4100 Cutcane Road, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
Blanche Manor Horseback Riding
160 Blanche Manor Lane, Copperhill, TN 37317
Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides
319 Hell’s Hollow Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#3 – Shoot-to-Thrill
Tank Town has added some firepower to the menu with an M-1919 machine gun. Sign up for 100 rounds of fully automatic fun. Then, thunder around the track in a fully functional tank. There are plenty of bumps, dips and humps. Add a car crush and flatten a car with 17 tons of military steel.
Tank Town USA
10408 Appalachian Highway, Morganton, GA 30560
#4 – Hitch a Ride
Join horses Moses and Aaron for a picturesque countryside carriage ride. Then, explore this 3-acre mountain view mini farm with a tour of animals, thousands of flowers, fruit trees, berries, vegetable and herb gardens, and a gentle 80-foot man-made waterfall.
Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage
53 Fox Run, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
#5 – Pick Some Berries
Fruit is ripe for the pickin’ at Mercier Orchards — strawberries in May, peaches in June and blueberries in July. You can pick your own or pick some up for purchase in the farm store. Be sure to check ahead for days and times (ask about apple blossom tractor rides and hard cider tasting tours, too).
8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
BONUS #6 – Stroll the Gardens
From mid-April to mid-May, Hamilton Gardens is alive with blooms! Just stroll the easy trails, and you’ll find hundreds of native and hybrid rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as native wildflowers like Solomon’s seal, wild ginger, trout lily and trillium. This amazing 33-acre garden sits next to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee, and is open year-round from 8am-8pm.
96 Pavilion Road, Hiawassee, GA 30546