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.
Best Spring & Fall Hikes

Best Spring & Fall Hikes

Spring hiking is a special treat. The wildflowers are starting to pop up, the waterfalls are flowing with a winter’s worth of rain and the summit views are simply stunning. In the Fall, you the views are even more amazing with the changing of the leaves.
Twin Cities of McCaysville and Copperhill

Twin Cities of McCaysville and Copperhill

Copper Basin: Two Towns, One Stop 8 reasons to visit the twin towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TNwo states’ worth of food, fun and shopping await you in one adventure-packed corner of the mountains. Whether you’re traveling by train or car,...

5 Things to Do — Fall 2019

5 Things to Do — Fall 2019

5 great places to eat in Georgia's Blue Ridge: Misty Mountain Hops, Carroll's Barbeque, Mystic Mountain Pizza, Hansen's Grill and Bread & Bleu
Tips & Tricks for Apple Picking

Tips & Tricks for Apple Picking

Tips & Tricks for Apple Picking You can slice ’em ... you can sauce ’em ... you can bake ’em ... you can pie ’em -- but here’s what you need to know about picking ’em! How ’bout them apples! What apples are ready when? McIntosh: Sweet/tart for eating & cooking...

Don’t Miss the Home Builders Showcase

Don’t Miss the Home Builders Showcase

Don’t Miss the Home Builders Showcase Get the scoop on building and renovating from the area’s finest builders and craftspeople on Saturday, October 5isitors to our mountains have a habit of quickly becoming homeowners! If you’ve been dreaming of...

5 Things to Do — Summer 2019

5 Things to Do — Summer 2019

5 things you "gotta" do this summer in Georgia's Blue Ridge: gem mining; kayaking, canoeing or tubing; crush cars; zipline and obstacle course; and farmers market shopping
Get Wet and Cool Off in Georgia’s Blue Ridge!

Get Wet and Cool Off in Georgia’s Blue Ridge!

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than getting wet in a creek, river, lake or even a waterfall! If you’re looking for a place to cool off, consider a visit to one of these popular areas and attractions in Georgia's Blue Ridge.
Spring Spins: See the Mountains on a Bike!

Spring Spins: See the Mountains on a Bike!

Spring Spins See the Mountains on a Bike!here’s no better way to shake off the cobwebs of winter than with a spring spin through the mountains. Whatever your style or abilities, you’ll find a bike — and a ride — that fits. Mountain bikers The Aska...

Quit Wishin’ & Start Fishin’

Quit Wishin’ & Start Fishin’

Great Fishing Spots for Kids of All Ages You don’t need waders and a guide to have fun fishing. There are plenty of great fishing holes, including these family friendly favesToccoa Valley Campground Toccoa Valley Campground is known as the “home of the pink tubes.”...

Fly Fishing in North Georgia

Fly Fishing in North Georgia

An Adventure Runs Through It!By Bob Borgwat Special to DIRECTIONS Magazine hen Georgia anglers think “trout fishing,” many find Fannin County at the end of their lines. Stretching southward from the borders of Tennessee and North Carolina, the...

5 Things to Do — Spring 2019

5 Things to Do — Spring 2019

#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...

5 Things to Do — Fall 2018

5 Things to Do — Fall 2018

#1 – Ride the Rails Enjoy the views on a Fall Foliage ride. Trips depart most weekdays September 28-November 12, with two departures on Fridays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the Harvest Festival ride on October 28, a family-friendly event with games, music, food and more....

Blairsville-Union County Fall18

Blairsville-Union County Fall18

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5 Things to Do — Summer 2018

5 Things to Do — Summer 2018

#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...

Where to Get Wet

Where to Get Wet

Where to Get Wet Check out some of our favorite places to cool off On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than getting wet in a creek, river, lake or even a waterfall! If you’re looking for a place to cool off, consider a visit to one of...

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