Official Website of the
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
and Welcome Center
What to do
35 Fun Things to Do With Kids
35 Fun Things to Do with Kids
Create lasting memories of time well spent.
1 Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Downtown Blue Ridge at the Historic Depot. Ride the train alongside the beautiful Toccoa River. Fun for the whole family. Call 877-413-8724 or visit www.blueridgescenic.com.
2 Play in Downtown Blue Ridge Park Charming park right in the center of Downtown Blue Ridge. Picnic tables, playground and gazebo. Watch out for chickens! Corner of East Main and Church Street.
3 Visit Huck’s General Store Fill your bag with “penny candy” at Huck’s General Store, a special place for kids – and adults too! 500 East Main Street, Blue Ridge.
4 Sweets and Treats While you’re in downtown Blue Ridge, enjoy a smoothie at L & L Beanery, buy your pet a present at Dogs & Cats Too! Treat yourself and the kids to some homemade fudge at the Chocolate Express, an ice cream cone at Three Sisters Fudge, or a cupcake at The Sweet Shoppe.
5 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.
6 Visit Mercier Orchards Only 1 mile from Blue Ridge on Georgia Highway 5. Tractor tours and u-pick strawberries, blueberries and apples in season. Yummy fried pies, apple cider, apples, peaches, jams and preserves. Grab a boxed lunch for your picnic.
7 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!
8 Picnic at Horseshoe Bend Park on the River McCaysville on Hwy 60. 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.
9 Go Whitewater 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.
10 The Lilly Pad Village Located 7.5 miles from Blue Ridge on Aska Road at 24 Adelaide Drive. Gem Mining, fishing (poles and bait provided) and a round of mini golf in the woods! Lots of family fun to be had here.
11 Rent a Pontoon Rent a pontoon, a paddle board or kayak at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina, 335 Marina Drive, Blue Ridge, and spend the day on the most beautiful lake in the mountains.
12 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. Take Hwy. 515 south from Blue Ridge to Hwy. 60/Morganton. In Morganton, turn right on Lake Drive, go one mile.
13 Tube or Kayak the Toccoa River Fun for all ages. Toccoa Valley Campground and Toccoa Wilderness Tubing, on Aska Road; Rolling Thunder River Company and Toccoa River Adventures in McCaysville; and Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking in Blue Ridge.
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.
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. 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; or The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure, 319 Hells Hollow Road, Blue Ridge.
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 at Cohutta Country Store, Highway 515.
25 Take a Ghost Tour! Don't worry it's not too spooky for kids! Call Blue Ridge Ghost Tours, 706-258-2665, for reservations.
More Fun Nearby
26 Brasstown Bald, near Blairsville Chattahoochee Ranger District and Georgia’s highest mountain. Spectacular views and visitor center with video presentations, exhibits and interpretive programs.
27 Vogel State Park, near Blairsville Hwy. 19/129. Hiking, fishing and swimming, pedal boats, miniature golf and general store. One of Georgia’s oldest and most popular state parks.
28 Southern Tree Plantation, near Blairsville Pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoo in the fall. Country dinners and entertainment. Cut your own Christmas tree for the holidays. 2531 Owltown Road, Blairsville; 706-745-0601.
29 Misty Mountain Model Railroad, near Blairsville Tour the biggest model railroad in the mountains. Tours every Saturday at 2 p.m. 16 Misty Mountain Lane off Town Creek School Road, Blairsville; call 706-400-2085.
30 Amicalola Falls, Hwy. 52 near Ellijay Georgia’s highest waterfall and tallest in the southeast. Hike or drive to the falls. Fishing, hiking, picnicking. Between Ellijay and Dahlonega off of Highway 52.
31 Apple Orchard Alley, Hwy 52 near Ellijay Numerous apple orchards line Highway 52 between Ellijay and Dahlonega. Also see Burt’s Pumpkin Farm in the fall. Follow Hwy. 52 toward Amicalola Falls.
32 Dahlonega Gold Museum, Dahlonega The Dahlonega Gold Museum on the square in Dahlonega, offers visitors a look at the mining history of Georgia. While in Dahlonega try your hand at panning for gold at one of several local gold mines.
33 Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris Young Harris College, Young Harris. Star shows on weekends. Call 706-379-4312 for more information.
34 Atlanta Metro Area Atlanta Braves, Falcons, Hawks & Thrashers games, Atlanta Aquarium, Fernbank Museum, Stone Mountain Park, Six Flags Over Georgia, White Water Waterpark, World of Coca Cola, Zoo Atlanta. Ask us for Directions at the Welcome Center.
35 Chattanooga, TN Southern Bell Riverboat, Tennesee Aquarium, Ruby Falls, Rock City, Incline Railway, Lake Winnepesaukah.