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25 Fun Things to Do with Kids
Create lasting memories of time well spent.

1 Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Ride the train alongside the beautiful Toccoa River. Fun for the whole family. Located on Depot Street in Downtown Blue Ridge at the Historic Depot. Call 877-934-1898 or visit www.brscenic.com.

2 Visit Huck’s General Store
Fill your bucket with “old fashioned penny candy” at Huck’s General Store, a special place for kids – and adults too! Old fashioned toys, treats and more. 500 East Main Street, Blue Ridge.

3 Sweets and Treats
While you’re in Downtown Blue Ridge, enjoy a frozen yogurt at Polar Ice, buy your pet a present at Dogs & Cats Too! Treat yourself and the kids to some homemade fudge at the Chocolate Express or a cupcake at The Sweet Shoppe or Sweet & Southern Sugar Company.

4 Hike the Appalachian Trail
Take a hike to Long Creek Falls on the Appalachian Trail. Pick up a hiking map at the Welcome Centers or click on Self-Guided Tours.

5 Take a Tractor Ride at Mercier Orchards
Tractor tours and u-pick strawberries, blueberries and apples in season. Yummy fried pies, apple cider, apples, peaches, jams and preserves. Enjoy a country breakfast or grab a boxed lunch for your picnic. Only 1 mile from Blue Ridge on Georgia Highway 5.

6 Take a Family Selfie at the Georgia/Tennessee Line
Downtown McCaysville where Toccoa Street meets Ocoee Street. Look for the blue line and stand in two states at one time!

7 Play in the Water at Horseshoe Bend Park on the Toccoa River
Pretty park located in the bend of the Toccoa River on River Road. Fishing, playground, covered picnic tables, restrooms. Pickin' in the Park on Thursday evenings, May through September. Located in McCaysville on Hwy 60.

8 Go Rafting
Ages 12 and older. Raft the wild Ocoee River just 30 minutes from Blue Ridge. Class 3 and 4 rapids and non-stop action. Find a list of rafting companies in the Business Directory; some of the companies offer float trips on gentler waters for younger children as well.

9 Go Gem Mining
Have some fun looking for hidden treasure and learn about precious gemstones at the same time! Gem mining is available at The Lilly Pad Village on Aska Road, Cohutta Cove Mini Golf on Hwy 515, or Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell's Hollow.

10 Rent a Pontoon
Rent a pontoon, a paddleboard or pedal boat at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina and spend the day on the most beautiful lake in the mountains. 335 Marina Drive, Blue Ridge.

11 Swim at Morganton Point Recreation Area
Recreation area on Lake Blue Ridge with fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating and camping. Pebble beach – wear water shoes. Paved boat ramp. Rentals of kayaks and paddle boards are available. Take Hwy. 515 south from Blue Ridge to Hwy. 60/Morganton. In Morganton, turn right on Lake Drive, go one mile.

12 Tube, Kayak or Raft the Toccoa River
Fun for all ages. Toccoa Valley Campground and Toccoa Wilderness Tubing on Aska Road; Rolling Thunder River Company and Toccoa River Adventure Company in McCaysville; and Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking in Blue Ridge.

13 Kayak or Paddleboard Lake Blue Ridge
Pick up a kayak or paddleboard at Morganton Point or Blue Ridge Day Use Area on Lake Blue Ridge for a smoother ride and some beautiful scenery.

14 Go Horseback Riding
Lots of choices of riding stables in Blue Ridge and McCaysville. Riding for all ages, plus hayrides and overnight trips. Ask the Welcome Center for a list of riding stables or see the Business Directory.

15 Catch a Fish
Fish for trout at Tammen Park or Morganton Point, Blue Ridge; or at Horseshoe Bend Park on the Toccoa River. Fish for bass or brim in Lake Blue Ridge at Morganton Point. For a sure catch, try the Lilly Pad on Aska Road. Many more places to fish – ask us at the Welcome Center.

16 Visit the Chattahoochee Fish Hatchery
Visitor Center and exhibits on raising trout, as well as a large insect display. Fish Rock Creek while you’re there. Open all year, Monday – Friday. Off Highway 60 between Morganton and Dahlonega.

17 Explore The Ocoee Whitewater Center
Site of the 1996 Kayak competition in the Olympics. Hiking trails, swimming holes, nature exhibits, legacy bridge. Highway 64 between Ducktown TN and Cleveland TN.

18 Go to a Drive-In Movie
Enjoy a drive-in movie at the Swan Drive-In, 651 Summit Drive in Blue Ridge, one of Georgia’s four remaining drive-in theaters, 706-632-5235.

19 Go Hiking
Hike the Aska Trails on Aska Road or visit the Swinging Bridge over the Toccoa River on Hwy 60 south of Morganton. Pick up a self-guided hiking guide at the Welcome Center or download from the website.

20 See a Local Waterfall
Hike to one of four local waterfalls. Pick up directions at the Welcome Center or on the website see Self-Guided Tours.

21 Visit the Burra Burra Mine
See a real copper mine at the Ducktown Museum off Highway 64 in Ducktown TN.

22 Go Ziplining!
Have a blast at Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge, 891 Old Cashes Valley Road; the new Blue Ridge Aerial Adventure Park on Hwy 515 in Blue Ridge; or Blue Ridge Mountain Canopy Tours in Cashes Valley.

23 Go Bowling!
Bring your family, friends and all of the kids bowling at Fannin Lanes Bowling Center, 4115 East First Street, Blue Ridge. Open bowling 7 days a week and holidays.

24 Play a round of Mini Golf
Play a round of putt putt golf at Cohutta Cove Mini Golf, Highway 515; or at The Lilly Pad Village on Aska Road.

25 See Expedition: BigFoot!
The kids will love to learn how to hunt for Bigfoot! New museum located on Hwy 515 between Ellijay and Blue Ridge.
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