Wow, so many things to do: adventure parks, ziplines, swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, golf, trail rides, arcades, art, music, drive-in movies, shopping, and restaurants. There’s truly something for everyone in the family…
Blue Ridge Adventure Park
Blue Ridge’s premiere Aerial Adventure Park is an obstacle challenge course designed to challenge participants both mentally and physically. The course features three levels of suspended bridges and tight ropes ranging from 15 to 50 feet in the air, with each level becoming progressively more difficult. For ages 7+ with a special ground course for children ages 5 and 6.
2087 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 800-251-4800 https://blueridgeadventurepark.com/
Zipline Canopy Tours
Zipline Canopy Tours is set on 165 acres of beautiful North Georgia Mountain property. We offer a one-hour tour with seven multiple ziplines ranging from 150 to 550 feet in length for a total of half a mile of cable. We also offer a two-hour zipline tour that features one mile of cable with 13 multiple ziplines, ranging from 150 to 1,000-feet in length and ranging from 25 - 75 feet in height. All our zipline tours are guided and require no experience. For ages 10+; with a special Kid Zip area for kids 6 through 9.
891 Old Cashes Valley Rd., Blue Ridge, 800-251-4800, zipblueridge.com
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Take the whole family on a nostalgic journey through the charming Appalachian foothills of North Georgia aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside. The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, nestled deep in the mountains on each state’s line. Passengers enjoy all the towns have to offer during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip through the scenic forest and back to the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Trains generally run Fridays to Mondays from late March to the last weekend in December, daily during spring break, and summer, and from October until Thanksgiving. A special Christmas train also runs Thanksgiving weekend, the weekends following Thanksgiving, and the full week prior to Christmas itself.
241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 877-413-8724 https://brscenic.com/
Lake Blue Ridge
Lake Blue Ridge covers 3,300-acres of water and offers swimming, boats for rent, water skiing, fishing and more. The lake is home to bass, bream, catfish, perch and crappie, which makes the area popular with anglers. The surrounding area also features, camping, hiking trails, swimming and a marina with a restaurant and a view of the beautiful lake.
Access Points on Lake Blue Ridge
Morganton Point Recreation Area
Morganton Point is the place to take the kids to the "beach" on Lake Blue Ridge. The recreation area offers a boat ramp, campground and picnic area with covered pavilion. The beach area has a concession, kayak and paddleboard rentals, public bathrooms and showers. For swimming, take water shoes for the pebble beach. Open April through the end of October.
Directions: From the intersection of McDonalds & Hwy 5 in Blue Ridge, follow Hwy 515 east approximately 4 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 60. Turn right and go to the stop sign; then turn left on Hwy 60. Go 1.5 miles into Morganton and turn right on Lake Drive for 0.5 miles.
Lake Blue Ridge Marina
Located on Old Highway 76, the marina offers boat sales, plus pontoon boat, kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals, a boat ramp, marina store and the almost World famous Boat Dock Bar & Grill. For information, call 706-632-2618. Or visit at 335 Marina Drive Blue Ridge, GA 30513 https://lakeblueridgemarina.com
Office & Showroom: 9am – 4pm
Gas Dock & Rental Department: 9am – 5 pm
Restaurant: Thursday – Tuesday 11am – 7pm (Closed Wednesdays) For more information & menu: https://lakeblueridgemarina.com/boat-dock-bar-grill/
Lake Blue Ridge Dayuse Area and Boatramp
Located two miles from the intersection of Hwy 76 and Aska Road (look for the sign on the left), the Lake Blue Ridge Dayuse Area is a U.S. Forest Service passive recreation area with a beautiful view of the lake and free boat ramp. The area is also a good place for quiet walks and easy bike rides. There is a short, easy hike along the shoreline, and also a one-mile paved loop road that is popular for walking. Kayak and paddleboards are available for rent. Alternate directions: In Blue Ridge from Old Hwy 76, turn on Dry Branch Road and follow less than one mile. https://www.blueridgemountains.com/directory/lake-blue-ridge-day-use-area/
Lakewood Landing Boat Ramp
Directions: Fee (Pay) boat ramp located on Old Highway 76 in Morganton. From the intersection of McDonalds and Hwy 5 in Blue Ridge, follow Hwy 515 East approximately 4 miles to the traffic light at Hwy 60. Turn right and go to the stop sign; turn right for 0.3 miles. The boat ramp is on the left.
Lake Blue Ridge Dam and Lake Blue Ridge Dam Recreation Area
Lake Blue Ridge Dam is one of the largest earth dams in North America. There is an information kiosk on top of the dam on Old Highway 76. Lake Blue Ridge Dam Recreation area has picnic tables, benches and is handicap accessible. There are beautiful views of the lake from this area. Below the dam is a good access point for launching canoes or kayaks and for trout fishing.
Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 5 and Hwy 515 travel northeast for .7 miles to Windy Ridge Road and turn right. Turn left at the end onto Old Highway 76 and go 1.7 miles to the dam.
And Even More…
ARCADE: VERTIGO PINBALL 500 East Main St., Ste. 206, Blue Ridge 706-946-1416 vertigopinball.com
BICYCLE SALES & RENTALS: PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES 257 East Main St., Blue Ridge 706-632-0020 pedegobr.com
BOWLING: FANNIN LANES BOWLING CENTER 4115 East First St., Blue Ridge 706-632-2064 bowlfanninlanes.com
ESCAPE ROOMS: ESCAPE BLUE RIDGE 389 West First St., Ste. B, Blue Ridge 706-258-3803 escaperoomblueridge.com
PAINTBALL: BLUE RIDGE PAINTBALL 33 Reboot Rd., Blue Ridge 706-760-6994 blueridgepaintball.com
DRIVE IN MOVIES: Rock the 50s and 60s at an old-fashioned drive-in movie and concession stand (there are only 310 of them left operating in the US)! SWAN DRIVE-IN THEATRE 651 Summit St., Blue Ridge 706-632-5235 Go to: swan-drive-in.com to see what’s showing, admission prices and times. Note: The drive-in is cash only, so bring your wallet (We told you it was old-fashioned)!