Most Popular Scenic Drives for Fall Foliage Views in Blue Ridge, GA

Autumn is still a few months away, but it never hurts to plan your vacay ahead of time – especially if you are visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains in October-November. But what are the best ways to see the fall colors once you arrive?

Aside from the views at your Blue Ridge cabin rental, these unforgettable drives offer some of the prettiest views of the countryside with curvy mountain roads and lots of roadside attractions. When fall rolls around, the mountains come alive with brilliant autumn colors around every turn. One of the best ways to explore Blue Ridge and take in the beauty of fall foliage is with a memorable scenic drive – and we’ve got 5 of our favorites listed below for you to check out.

Pack a lunch and bring a camera, because there is plenty to see this fall in Fannin County and beyond!

1. Toccoa Ranger District Driving Tour

Blue Ridge to Dahlonega & Apple Alley

This day trip, originally produced by the U.S. Forest Service, is beautiful any time of the year, but is especially beautiful in the fall.  The drive begins and ends at the intersection of Georgia Highway 5 and 515 in Blue Ridge. Round trip mileage is 102.4 miles and approximate driving time without stops is three to four hours. Download this map to guide you along the way.

2. Cohutta Wilderness

Get back to nature with this rustic country drive

With more than 40,000 acres in Georgia and Tennessee (where its known as Big Frog Wilderness Area), the Cohuttas comprise the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi. This drive can be a little rough, so make sure to take it easy. If you’ve got 4-wheel drive, you might want to consider using it during parts of this tour. Download this map to guide you along the way.

3. Georgia Mountain Parkway

Highway 515 Jasper to Blue Ridge

Georgia’s favorite scenic drive follows Interstate 575 from Atlanta northward on the Georgia Mountain Parkway. Along the way the route offers beautiful mountain views, wildflowers, apple orchards, festivals, antiques and galleries – and a wealth of opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure. Download this map to guide you along the way.

4. “Suches It Is” Loop from Morganton to Suches

Blue Ridge, Suches & Blairsville

This drive combines some of the prettiest views of the countryside with curvy mountain roads incredible fall views. Included in this driving tour is the historic Skeenah Mill, Swinging Bridge on the Toccoa River, Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery, Lake Winfield Scott, Vogel State Park and more opportunities for side trips. It can easily turn into a full day trip!  Round trip mileage is 76 miles and approximate driving time without stops is two hours, so be sure to bring plenty of water and food to snack on. Download this map to guide you along the way.

5. Mountains & Countryside

Blue Ridge to the Dial Community and Morganton Area

This beautiful drive through the mountains and countryside surrounding Blue Ridge, Dial and Morganton is a great introduction to the area. Be sure to snap some pictures of the fall views in the Dial Road area – it’s one of the most popular spots in Fannin County! This drive also includes visits to Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River. Download this map to guide you along the way.

GMCR PRO TIP: If you plan on booking a cabin rental for your autumn vacation, remember to reserve early! Fall dates fill up quickly, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on the fall fun by waiting too long. Click here to find the cabin rental of your dreams!

5 Fantastic Restaurants for Craft Cocktails in Blue Ridge, GA

Hot summer sunshine and frosty adult beverages go together like Blue Ridge cabins and hot tubs – they go better together as a pair! Nothing says “summer vacation” quite like sipping a quality cocktail with a shot of fresh mountain air. So, when you’re craving a delicious drink after a long day of exploration, keep these popular watering holes in mind.

Boat Dock Bar & Grill’s Pineapple Rum Runner

Boat Dock Bar & Grill

After a long day on Lake Blue Ridge, head back to land and pull up a seat at the Boat Dock Bar & Grill, located at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina. This “sunny spot for shady people” features a full menu of delicious eats and of course, tasty drinks. For the best seat in the house, make sure you grab a seat at the tiki-style bar. Here, you will have awesome views of the lake while you sip your drink, listen to live music, and enjoy the lively bar ambiance.

The Dogwood’s La Vie en Rose

The Dogwood

The Dogwood is the newest restaurant on this list, and already has a reputation for unique, specialty drinks. Located within a short walking distance of The Black Sheep restaurant, The Dogwood offers a casual vibe with plenty of outdoor seating. Specialty craft cocktails are the most popular menu items, but there is also a wonderful wine list and a “beer garage” with over 70 options. You can even create your own six-pack!

The Black Sheep’s Trouble in Blue Ridge

The Black Sheep

Owned and operated by the same folks who opened The Dogwood, The Black Sheep is a Blue Ridge staple that has grown in popularity as the go-to place for craft cocktails and an upscale atmosphere. Take it easy under the grand 200-year-old oak tree while sipping a bourbon or join the crowd at the largest outdoor bar and patio in Blue Ridge. With a huge list of cocktails to choose from, you’re sure to find classics like a Manhattan as well as Black Sheep originals like the Trouble in Blue Ridge.

Try The Boro Inn’s Guinness On Tap!

The Boro Inn Irish Pub & Restaurant

If you’re on the hunt for a laid-back bar vibe with a swirl of Irish goodness, The Boro Inn might be your new favorite place to eat and drink. Home to a stunning variety of Irish ales, stouts, ciders, and lagers, you won’ have any trouble finding a cold drink here. Once you try the super fresh Guinness straight from the tap, you’ll be thanking your lucky charms that you decided to swing by this bar. Don’t forget to spend some time looking around the property, which has loads of old Irish knick-knacks and pictures from the owner’s life in Ireland.

Mona Lisa’s Martini Mona

Mona Lisa’s Dessert House

Mona Lisa’s is another new addition to the restaurant scene in Downtown Blue Ridge. This elegant dessert house is home to some of the best sweets and drinks in Fannin County, featuring scratch-made martinis, wines, and other adult indulgences. Can’t decide between dessert and a cocktail? Get the best of both worlds with Mona Lisa’s dessert martinis, like their decadent Martini Mona. It’s to die for!

Sky Ridge: Master Bedroom

The Perfect Nightcap

When you’ve had your fill of food and libations, nothing feels better than returning to your Blue Ridge cabin rental for a full night’s sleep. With dozens of vacation homes to choose on the water, in the forest, and everywhere in between, you’re sure to find your home base of fun at GMCR!

4 Fantastic Selfie Spots in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge is officially called the “Trout Capital of Georgia,” but it might as well be called the “Smile Capital of the South,” especially when summer is in the air. Believe us, we get it – summertime in Blue Ridge means outdoor adventures, one-of-a-kind shopping, innovative restaurants, and so much more. With so many happy faces in Blue Ridge, it’s no wonder why everyone and their mom poses for pictures around the city. After all, can you say that you visited Blue Ridge if you never snapped a selfie to share on social media?!

Smiles and selfies go together like peanut butter and jelly, and according to a study by Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, they can actually make us happier. This is especially true today, where almost everyone has a miniature computer in their pocket, decked out with an HD camera and all sorts of cool filters. Whether you’re visiting Blue Ridge for summer vacation or you’re planning a relaxing retreat this May for Mental Health Awareness Month, scope out these perfect selfie spots before you hit the road!

Long Creek Falls

This beautiful, cascading waterfall located on the southern stretch of the Appalachian Trail is one of the most popular waterfalls to visit in Blue Ridge. The trail to access the falls is an easy path to follow, as you walk alongside Noontootla Creek through a lush valley full of verdant plant life and fragrant wildflowers. For a full day of outdoor exploration, pack a picnic lunch and continue your journey along the AT and get to know Mother Nature just a bit better.

The Blue Ridge Mural

The Blue Ridge Mural, located on the corner of Main Street and Mountain Street, is quickly becoming the go-to spot for selfies in Georgia’s most famous mountain town. This is a great location to take pictures if you’re already out and about in Downtown Blue Ridge, since the mural is just outside the downtown shopping district.

GMCR Pro Tip: Be careful while you’re taking selfies at this spot – Mountain Street can be very busy on weekends during summer months.

The Swinging Bridge

Photo Credit: @claire.brings.chief

With the furious flow of the Toccoa River beneath your feet, the sights and sounds of excited kayakers, and the bright blue sky over your head, you might be too caught up in the moment to grab your camera. After you take some time to enjoy your surroundings, though, don’t forget to snap a selfie while you’re on the Swinging Bridge – the longest bridge of its kind east of the Mississippi. Before you leave, be sure to take a dip in the water and make some new camping or hiking friends.

GMCR Pro Tip: For a little bit of added fun, see if another bridge visitor will help you rock the bridge back and forth! You might experience an “oh, crap!” moment, but it’s totally worth it for the experience.

Zip Lines

Photo Credit: Westgate Resorts

Nothing says “I did it for the Gram” like a shot of your excited face as you perch atop a dizzying zip line platform. With at least a half dozen zipline companies in Blue Ridge, you can get your adrenaline rush for the day and also get some great pics that you can share. Be sure to check with the zipline tour staff to make sure selfies are permitted before you start taking pictures. While we don’t suggest you take your selfie while you’re mid-air on the zipline, if you’re an experienced adventurer, it can be an incredible shot to capture.

GMCR Pro Tip: Having a friend, zipline professional, or even a stranger snap your picture can be a safer alternative to taking a selfie by yourself, at least in this situation. Safety before selfie!

BONUS: Inside Your Blue Ridge Cabin Rental!

Brown Bear Vista – Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals

Want to make your friends or family a little jealous? Take a selfie near your vacation rental’s hot tub or another uncommon cabin amenity and see what kind of a reaction you get. Blue Ridge is known for having the most uniquely luxurious vacation properties in the whole state, so if your cabin is stupendous, show it off on social media! Don’t forget to tag Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals – we’ll give you a shoutout on our Facebook and Instagram pages!

Summer Break Bucket List in Blue Ridge, GA

With summer break right around the corner, families are beginning to get excited about warm weather vacations filled with fun, memorable activities. While most states have lifted stay-at-home orders, many folks are ditching the hot, crowded beaches for a serene family vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Here, you can avoid crowds and still enjoy an unforgettable vacation jam-packed with good times and new discoveries. We’re talking water adventures, zipline tours, open air train rides, and getaways at Blue Ridge cabin rentals – all located about 1.5 hours north of Atlanta.

With so much to see and do in Blue Ridge, you might not know how to start planning! To make your life easier, we have put together a 2021 summer break bucket list, so you can make the most out of your mountain vacation.

So, go ahead and get excited – your fun-filled, summertime escapade in Blue Ridge will be here before you know it!

Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

One of the most popular attractions in Blue Ridge, the scenic railway is a family-friendly adventure that takes riders on a four-hour round-trip tour across the Tennessee border. With a two-hour layover, you can visit local shops in McCaysville/Copperhill, grab a bite to eat, or rest for awhile by the river. With a two-hour layover, you can visit local shops in McCaysville/Copperhill, grab a bite to eat, or rest for a while by the river. Be sure to snag tickets on an open-air car for the complete summer experience!

Spend a Day at the Lilly Pad Village

Open every day from 11AM-4PM, the Lilly Pad Village is an awesome adventure for the whole family to enjoy. Located in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area, the Lilly Pad Village is a beautiful escape from highways, traffic, and congestion. Try your luck gem mining, cast your line in the lily pad pond, challenge your kids to a game of mini-golf, or enjoy lunch at one of the outdoor picnic tables.

Go Horseback Riding in the Cohutta Wilderness

There are many horseback stable options to choose from in Blue Ridge, but we prefer the seclusion and peaceful vibes you get from a horseback ride in the Cohutta Wilderness. One of North Georgia’s best-kept secrets, the Cohuttas are the largest wilderness area east of the Mississippi River. Here, you can trot along trails off the beaten path as you enjoy the sights and sounds that only Mother Nature can compose. For extra fun, pack a picnic lunch and swing by the Jacks River Campground, where you can rest up and splash around in the nearby creeks.

Go Tubing on the Toccoa River

If spending a few days on the river is your ideal summertime activity, you’ve come to the right place! Blue Ridge is home to the gorgeous Toccoa River, where kids and adults of all ages enjoy tubing trips all summer long. There are many tubing outfitters to choose from, particularly in the Aska Adventure Area, where you can book a Blue Ridge vacation rental and drive five minutes to your destination. Bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy as you float down the Toccoa, and if you’re feeling frisky, bring along your fishing pole and try your hand at trout fishing!

Rent a Boat on Lake Blue Ridge

Between the Toccoa River and Lake Blue Ridge, you have endless options when it comes to water adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lake Blue Ridge is one of the most popular places to be in the summer. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on a speedboat or simply want to lounge on the lake in a pontoon boat, you have several rental options to choose from on Lake Blue Ridge. Don’t forget to dock your boat and enjoy some cold drinks and hot wings at the Boat Dock Bar & Grill, located at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina.

Other Summertime Activities to Consider

We could go on for days about all the fun things to see and do while you’re in Blue Ridge this summer! To save your time and ours, here are some additional activities to enjoy this summer:  

  • Splurge on a waterfront cabin rental in Blue Ridge
  • Go on an exciting whitewater rafting tour
  • Visit Mercier Orchards
  • Satiate your sweet tooth at Huck’s General Store
  • Shop till you drop in Downtown Blue Ridge
  • Rent Pedego electric bikes and go on a scenic ride
  • Go on a zipline tour
  • Follow the trout art trail
  • See a show at the Blue Ridge Community Theater
  • See a real-deal drive-in movie at the Swan Drive-In

“Spring” Into Blue Ridge with These Fun Family-Friendly Activities!

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, Blue Ridge’s National Forest Territory comes alive, shedding the last bit of chill from winter’s cold touch. New life emerges from the forest floors, and wildflowers bounce into bloom with fragrance and flair. Friends gather on docks overlooking the glassy waters of Lake Blue Ridge, and toast to warm days ahead while the sun sets in the west. Bundled bodies and toboggans give way to tank tops and t-shirts, as people of all ages enjoy the sights and sounds only found downtown. Moms and dads hoist hungry kids above their heads and walk hand-in-hand towards new discoveries, before returning home to their Blue Ridge cabin rental.

This is springtime in Blue Ridge, and it’s magical!

There is plenty of fun for the whole family in the Trout Capital of Georgia this spring – let’s take a look at a few of our favorite activities to enjoy while you’re in town.

45th Annual Spring Arts in the Park

One of the first major events to return to Blue Ridge, Spring Arts in the Park takes place over Memorial Day Weekend. This popular event is a staple of the town and features a variety of artworks from over 175 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors. Attendees can enjoy tasty food and engage with several artist demos throughout the weekend festival.

Don’t miss out on this experience – found only in Blue Ridge, GA!

Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Strap on your train engineer’s cap and get ready to chugga-chug your way to an unforgettable day out. Much like Arts in the Park, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a favorite of locals and visitors alike, hosting more than 80,000 passengers a year. Your journey starts in Downtown Blue Ridge and continues to Copperhill, TN, on a 45-minute excursion (each way). During your break, you will have time to explore the twin border towns of Copperhill, TN, and McCaysville, GA. Here, you can enjoy a local lunch or shop for one-of-a-kind gifts before heading back to Downtown Blue Ridge. 

Take Your Family on a Farm Tour of Mercier Orchards

Mercier Orchards is a family-owned apple orchard, though you can find many different fruits and other goodies for sale depending on the time of year. Speaking of which, spring is a great time to gather the family for a tour of the farm, which takes place on a charming tractor. You’ll wind your way through the orchard, picking apples and enjoying the sun, until you end up back at the general store. Be sure to stock up on the famous fried pies to eat!

Discover Cabin Life

Few things say “Blue Ridge Mountain vacation,” like a few days tucked away in a cabin. The Trout Capital of Georgia is home to some of the most spectacular cabins in the Southeast. Pick from lavish waterfront cabin rentals and mountain-view masterpieces to secluded cabins and properties close to downtown.

It’s the perfect place to call your home base for spring break!

TOP 10 Reasons to Rent a Cabin Than a Hotel Room In Blue Ridge

hotel vs cabin

Taking a vacation is important. Whether you like nature weekend getaways or romantic cabin rentals to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, taking time to get away is always a good thing. Studies have shown that vacations reduce stress, are heart healthy, and improve your mental health. It has also been found that a vacation can improve personal relationships.

Cabin getaways can top a hotel vacation in many ways, and here’s why:

1. No neighbors snoring on the other side of the wall
2. Size Matters – WHOLE house vs. 1 tiny room
3. Fully equipped kitchen to prepare your favorite meals
5. Fireplaces are cozy
6- The View – wooded, water front, or mountain. NOT a parking lot or town
7. No listening to your neighbor having a LOUD chat with another guest
8. No other guest running up and down the hall way
9. No need to explain the “Birds & Bees” to your children because of your neighbor
10. Cost – Did you know cabins, per spare are basically the same as 1 hotel room??

What are you waiting for? Book your cabin getaway now!

5 Benefits to Choosing to Stay with Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals for your Blue Ridge Vacation

Have you made plans for your fall or holiday North Georgia mountain getaway?  If not, you should consider calling Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals for a variety of reasons!  I may be biased but I personally believe we offer top of the line customer service as well as an amazing cleaning and maintenance crew that helps to keep our Blue Ridge Georgia cabins in tip top shape!

  • Budget friendly – Our selection of cabins begins as low as $99 a night depending on which you choose and at what time of the year.  We believe in offering the most affordable price possible as we know family vacations can be pricey but they are so important.  We also offer a 5% discount to our returning guests as well as current military, veterans, police officers and firefighters.
  • Amazing amenities – We believe when you visit a cabin, you should have more amenities than you receive at at hotel.  All of our cabins except one offer a relaxing hot tub.  The one that doesn’t is located on Blairsville’s Lake Notelly.  Many of our cabins also have game rooms, firepits and awesome porches to enjoy God’s country.
  • Views – You can enjoy the beautiful array of fall colors sitting on your porch at several tranquility-ridge-viewof our cabins.  If a nice view is important to you, Tranquility Ridge or Sunset Mountain are two that will not disappoint!
  • Water – Often people ask to be on the water where they can fish or just enjoy the relaxing sounds of the creek.  Several of our cabins are located on the Toccoa River as well as Fightingtown Creek.  Two that truly bring an amazing water experience for all including your kids and pets, bear-pauseare A Creek Runs Through It and Bear Creek Lodge. 
  • The Staff  at Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals truly cares that you have a great vacation when you book with us.  Our customer service, maintenance and cleaning staff strives to provide friendly and helpful information about Blue Ridge, a clean and comfortable cabin to enjoy as well as a maintenance staff that is here to help if there are any issues during your stay.



5 Reasons to Vacation in Blue Ridge this Fall

Fall in the quaint North Georgia Mountain town of Blue Ridge is an amazing time of year.  If you have never taken a fall mountain vacation, you should truly consider this option.  There are so many reasons why this is such a great get-away, however, I will limit it to the five top reasons I think this is such a tremendous town to visit in the fall months.

  • Fall foliage – Can we say absolutely amazing?!?!  The color hues of all the leaves are fall in blue ridgeunbelievable this time of year and so many of our cabins have views that will have you not wanting to leave the screened in porch where you are sitting and enjoying your coffee.  Perhaps you have reserved a cabin with one of our amazing hot tubs where you can relax and enjoy the view as well.  The beauty of the mountains can be viewed not only from your cabin but all over town!
  • Perfect Temperatures – It is not too hot nor too cold!  Temperatures are usually in the 70’s during the day but in the evening, you never come to Blue Ridge without a sweater.  The crisp fall weather is upon us and it is time to escape the heat and get that relaxing vacation in perfect weather conditions by enjoying the outdoors by the firepit or near the rumbling creek.
  • Excellent hiking weather – If you love to explore, this is the time of year to be adventuresome and take some hikes that you will always remember.  The scenery will hikingbe unbelievable so do not forget your camera.  View this map in order to see the different areas that Blue Ridge has for you to explore.  If you are a pet owner, your dog can accompany you on your hiking adventures.  We offer pet friendly cabins such as Talking Waters that your pet will love!
  • Destress time– If you are like most people in America, you are a hard worker and deserve some time away from the hustle and bustle of work and city life.  The mountains can offer this escape whether you prefer a one bedroom cabin such as Journey’s End for you or you and your significant other to enjoy or a large group of friends or family to escape and destress together at a bigger cabin such as Bear Creek Lodge.
  • Falls and Festivals  – This is the fun time of year to hit all of the mountain festivals, fall festivalscraft fairs, and fall fun!  Blue Ridge offers many amazing activities such as the Fall Arts in the Park and Paws in the Park.  These are just a few of the awesome places to make many mountain family memories.

Call us today at 706-632-5751 and let us help you plan your fall family vacation!

Make Your Plans! The Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival September 15th – 17th

blues and bbq

Are you ready for one of the biggest North Georgia Mountain events of the year?  The Blue Ridge Lodging Association and the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2016 Blues and BBQ event which will be held Thursday September 15th through Saturday the 17th.

Blues and BBQ Weekend Agenda!

After Hours Kick Off Party – Thursday September 15th – 5 to 7 pm

willow creekCome enjoy this free community event that will be held at the beautiful Willow Creek Falls located at 85 Trackside Lane.  This expansive special events facility will be the perfect North Georgia Mountain location for this exciting event. This is the perfect opportunity to meet others and kick of an exciting weekend together!

angelfire 7The menu for Thursday night will be Smoked pork bellied sliders with bourbon sauce and Hawaiian chicken sliders will be available and catered by the fabulous Angelfire 7.  Enjoy the free food, fun and fellowship in the Blue Ridge Community. You will see why so many people truly love this amazing North Georgia Mountain town.

Blues Crawl – Friday September 16th – Begins at 7pmRotary blues crawl

The Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in downtown Blue Ridge will be a blast as usual!  Crawl through 8 different restaurants enjoying live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains.
The rolling beer and wine train ride will start off the evening.  Be sure and reserve your tickets today for that event.
You will not forget this fantastic evening in a great town making memories with your friends and family!

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival – Saturday September 17th – 12 to 9pm

bbq foodEnjoy this family friendly event at the downtown Blue Ridge City Park.  $5 admission (12 and under are free)  Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event.

The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of family friendly picture bbqBBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event.

The leaves start to change at this time of year with  cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities such as this!

Top 5 List of Kid’s Weekend Activities in Blue Ridge!

back to school saleMost the kiddos may be back in school but there is still plenty of amazing summer weather to enjoy with your family.  Our BACK TO SCHOOL ULTIMATE KIDS WEEKEND 20% OFF SPECIAL BEGINS TODAY!!  Pack your bags and head to the beautiful mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia to get in that family weekend vacation that you wish you had been able to do before the rush of school began!

There is still time and below is a list of 5 awesome kids weekend activities that they will love!

  • Hike a waterfall! There are a variety of levels of waterfalls for all age kids to enjoy.fall branch falls  Even the youngest of children will like Fall Branch Falls which is located off the amazing Aska Road in Blue Ridge.  A short hike where they can see a sample of the beauty that exists in Fannin county.  For a complete list of waterfalls, visit the chamber website.
  • Tubing – A great event for kids of all ages!  Whether you tube the Ocoee or the Toccoa, there tubingis nothing quite as awesome as sitting and relaxing on a tube while enjoying the peace and serenity the mountain rivers offer.  If you have a younger child, they can share a tube with you.  August temperatures in the river are about the warmest so now is a great time to come and enjoy Toccoa Wilderness Tubing. 
  • Horseback Riding and Ziplining! – Another wonderful activity for the whole family to enjoy.  Depending on the age of the child, horseback ridingthere are easy trails and more advanced trails for the ones that are experienced or adventurous in nature.  At Adventure Trail Rides, they offer beautiful scenic trail rides displaying a lot of the beauty of Blue Ridge that have people craving to come back to these North Georgia Mountains. Now,  talking about adventurous!  Ziplining is zipliningtruly a blast for anyone that is not afraid of heights and likes a thrill.  Blue Ridge Zipline Canopy Tours and Adventure Park is two of the most fun activities in North Georgia. They offer an adventure course and ziplines that you are going to love. The zipline course and aerial adventure park were designed and constructed by the leading company in the industry.  Perfect for tweens and teens.  They will talk about this for sure to all of their friends when returning to school from the ultimate kids weekend!
  • Blue Ridge Scenic Railway This fun activity is a 4 hour, 26 mile round trip whichscenic railway.jpg  winds along the beautiful Toccoa River for 1 hour in vintage climate-controlled or open-air rail cars.  You will have a layoff in the quaint town of McCaysville where shopping, lunch and enjoying a mountain town can be enjoyed before boarding the train and heading back to Blue Ridge.  This is a fun experience the whole family can enjoy together.
  • Swan Drive In – Take the kids to one of only three remaining drive ins in the state of Georgia.  Pack the car with pillows, chairs and enjoy what is normally a double feature! You can enjoy the concession stand of funnel cakes and deep fried oreos.  The kids will no doubt love that.  Also, get there early enough to get a spot in the front and let the kids run around and play on the lawn before the show starts.                                                                                        Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!  Tell the kids it is time to put down the cell phones and other electronics to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and make memories that will last a lifetime!