Last weeks blog discussed whitewater rafting opportunities for those daredevils with an adventurous spirit! As promised, this week I am blogging about another fun North Georgia Mountain water activity to enjoy for those of you that prefer a more “calm ride.” Tubing while enjoying your stay in Blue Ridge is a relaxing experience that you can share with your family, significant other, on a girl trip or alone with your favorite novel!
Shallowford Bridge Tubing is located in the Aska adventure area just past the shallowford bridge. They offer a $9 tubing ride from May to September. They claim to have the “best float in the area.” This company will actually allow children at least two years of age to ride in the same tube as their parent. If this is something you are willing to dare to do, you may want to go here!!! (doesn’t sound relaxing to me but to each his own!) These guys are also open 7 days a week where many are not.
Toccoa Valley Campground is another amazing choice located in the Aska area. They offer a $10 tube ride as well as a shuttle to take you back from a six-mile route. They will not allow you to put your own tubes in the water without paying the fee. Your child must be at least five years old to float with Toccoa Valley. They are open six days a week and closed on Sunday. They also offer rafts for couples and families.
For those of you that may be experiencing tubing for the first time, there are several suggestions to consider.
- Wear water shoes. Lots of rocks can cut your feet!
- If you must take valuables, place in zip lock bags.
- Children must keep life vests on at all times. Don’t take chances!
- Wear a lot of sunscreen and a hat.
- Tie your tubes together if you for sure want to stay with your party. (especially kids)
- If you have a young child, start with the shortest tubing adventure to make sure they do well.
As you can see, we have plenty of tubing to choose from in the mountains! Hope these blogs have helped you decide which water adventure you prefer. Comment about your wild and crazy rafting adventure or your peaceful, relaxing tubing trip. Next week I will begin my blog on the amazing variety of restaurants that Blue Ridge has to offer our tourists as well as locals. It’s so exciting because every time I turn around, a new restaurant has come to this amazing town….