Blue Ridge cabins

Things to do and see in and around Blue Ridge, Georgia.

 

There are so many things to do when you visit Blue Ridge and the North Georgia mountains. From hiking to antique shopping, there is something for every member of the family. Many of these activities are located very close to any of our pet friendly vacation log cabin rentals.

Attractions

Whether you want to pick your own apples or see a kangaroo close up, the North Georgia area has many unique things for the family to do.

 

 

Cabin Services

Would you like to have a massage, spa party or gourmet dinner without ever leaving the cabin? These folks can make that happen for you.

 

 

Day Spas and Massages

 

 

 

 

Dining

The North Georgia Mountains are home to some wonderful locally owned restaurants. Some of them feature traditional southern cuisine like fried green tomatoes and rainbow trout. When visiting, make sure to bring your appetite.

 

 

Fishing

Some of the best trout fishing in the state of Georgia is right here on the Toccoa River, Rock Creek, Cooper Creek and Noontootla Creek. While there are some wild trout available, most of the fish caught on these waters are from the state’s rainbow trout stocking program.

Wading is the best method for fishing the Toccoa River headwaters. Public access and take-out points are limited in this area due to privately owned land. Sandy Bottoms area is a great place to fish. There are many places to wade into the river and ample car parking is available. You will also find toilets and a ramp to the water's edge making it easily accessible for people with disabilities. The Toccoa River tailwater offers several public access areas for fishing. These include Tammen Park by the Blue Ridge Dam, Curtis Switch Road off of Hwy. 60 and Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. Excellent wade fishing is available at these points, but the best method is to put-in at the dam and float down to one of the other points in a drift boat, kayak, canoe or fishing pontoon boat. This section of the Toccoa River is located below the Blue Ridge Dam and is controlled by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

TVA uses this water for generating electricity in return affects the flow of the Toccoa River between the dam and the Tennessee border. When the TVA is generating electricity, the river can become very dangerous and should be factored in when planning a fishing trip.

Noontootla Creek is home to some big trophy trout, but flows through a lot of private land. One of the best places to fish the creek is at Noontootla Creek Farms. Guided trips can be arranged through Unicoi Outfitters.

Why not book a trip with one of our local outfitters and spend time on the water going after some beautiful trophy trout.

If fishing is the focus of your trip, Fish Tales is the cabin for you. With direct access to the Toccoa River tailwater, there is some great fishing right in front of the cabin. Ask-A-Bear Hideaway is close to headwater area of the Toccoa River for fishing from Sandy Bottom to the Shallowford Bridge. For fishing Lake Blue Ridge, take a look at Lake Overlook. This cabin is in a lake front community with a private dock so you can bring your boat.

 

Golfing

The North Georgia Mountains provide a wonderfully scenic backdrop for the challenging local golf courses. It is not uncommon for deer to wander across the fairways in front of you or be in the woods between holes. Greens fees are reasonably priced and there are tees for golfers of every skill level.

 

 

Hiking and Mountain Biking

There are over 300 miles of hiking trails in the Blue Ridge area for every level of hiker. They include the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail and the Benton McKaye Trial. The Aska Adventure Area has 17 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails through National Forest areas that range in difficulty and height.

 

 

 

 

Horseback Riding

 

 

 

 

Rafting, Tubing, Canoeing, Kayaking

Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely float down the Toccoa River or shoot the world-class level III and IV rapids on the Ocoee River, check out the following companies.

 

 

 

Waterfalls

There are some beautiful water falls all around the area that are accessible by hikes of varying difficulty. Here are a couple of links to help you find the ones right for you.

 

 

 

Wineries

The mountains of North Georgia provide the perfect mix of elevation, terrain and soil to produce some wonderful, award-winning wines. Come taste what a perfect day of Georgia sun and soil can produce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping

Downtown Blue Ridge has an array of unique shops perfect for finding a memento to bring home from your vacation or a special gift for someone. Come stroll up and down the street and visit with with the shop owners.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

These folks all have great information on Blue Ridge and the surrounding areas.