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Outdoor Adventure in Georgia's Blue Ridge
Experience Mother Nature at Her Best
Hike the Appalachian & Benton MacKaye Trails
Two of the greatest outdoor adventures in the world begin at the southern border of Fannin County in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Both the Appalachian and the Benton MacKaye Trail start at the top of Springer Mountain. The Appalachian Trail begins a 2,000+ mile journey to Maine. The Benton MacKaye Trail, more remote than the Appalachian, begins a 286 mile trek through the Appalachian Mountains, rejoining the AT in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. The Benton MacKaye runs through some very remote areas of Fannin County for approximately 54 miles, where it then enters Tennessee from Fannin's Cohutta Wilderness.
Hike to Local Waterfalls and the Swinging Bridge
Hike to several beautiful local waterfalls. You can also hike to the "Swinging Bridge on the Toccoa River." It is the longest suspension bridge east of the Mississippi and was built by the Forest Service and the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club in the mid-1970's.
Go Tubing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pontooning & Paddle Boarding
On any given weekend during the spring and summer, the Toccoa River is a popular destination for tubing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting for kids of all ages, both upstream on Aska Road, near Tammen Park in Blue Ridge, and downstream in McCaysville. On Lake Blue Ridge rent a pontoon, paddle board or kayak at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina or at Morganton Point Recreation Area. For information about boat rentals and guides find out more here.
Raft the Ocoee River
For the adventure of a lifetime, go whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. From March to October the Ocoee comes alive with whitewater enthusiasts from around the world who journey to shoot the world-class rapids in rafts, canoes and kayaks. More than 300,000 people experience the excitement of Ocoee River rafting each year.
Visit the Ocoee Whitewater Center
Take the family to the Ocoee Whitewater Center, site of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak/Slalom events. There are great spots for wading and sliding on rocks at this natural water park. (Weekdays, and be sure to wear water shoes). The Whitewater Center has nationally recognized mountain bike trails on the Tanasi System, but there are plenty of flat paths for family rides.
Fish the Trout Capital of Georgia
Georgia's Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia! Serious trout fishermen know that there is serious trout fishing in Fannin County not only in the Toccoa, but in Rock Creek, Cooper Creek and Noontootla Creek. Fish are stocked regularly in Fannin County streams by the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery. If it's lake fishing you prefer, there's plenty of fun to be had fishing Lake Blue Ridge. Follow this link to find a list of fishing guides
Play Golf at Old Toccoa Farm
The new nine-hole Bunker Hill Golf course at Old Toccoa Farm is open for play on Monday and Wednesday - Sunday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost for play is $45 for 18 and $35 for 9 holes during the week; and $65 for 18 and $45 for 9 holes on the weekend. Non-resident Memberships are available as well. In addition to the front nine, plans include expansion to 18 holes and creation of par 3 family practice area. For more information, call 706-946-GOLF (4653).
The Aska Trails area is a favorite spot for experienced mountain bikers, and work is underway for a new beginners mountain biking trail with views of Lake Blue Ridge. Pedego Bikes in downtown Blue Ridge, rents and sells electric bikes; Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters, McCaysville sells, rents and repairs bikes; and Blue Mountain Bikes, Blue Ridge, has a short pump track.
High Flying Adventures
Ziplines and canopy tours are great ways to experience the adventure of Georgia's Blue Ridge. Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge is located on 165 acres of beautiful countryside, only six miles from downtown Blue Ridge. Located just 1 mile from downtown Blue Ridge is Blue Ridge Aerial Adventure Park offering four amazing aerial courses to play on. These invigorating obstacle courses let you enjoy over 50 obstacles ranging from moderate to extreme difficulty. The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure takes you through the trees into "moonshine country" in rural Hell's Holler.
Go Horseback Riding
Every mountain vacation should include horseback riding. Fannin County is blessed with riding stables, experienced guides and beautiful terrain, whether rolling hills or mountain trails. Our riding stables offer rides tailored for every age. Some offer hay rides, moonlight rides, overnight rides with camping, scenic carriage rides, wilderness rides... there's something for everyone, even the most inexperienced rider.Horseback Riding
Drive a Tank!
Tank Town USA is the ultimate heavy equipment playground, whether you want to drive a military tank, military trucks on construction equipment.
Sporting Clays and Upland Wingshooting
Bust some clays or go upland wingshooting at Noontootla Creek Farms! The time honored tradition of clay shooting and quail hunting is still alive and well here in Blue Ridge. NCF offers a world class sporting clays course open to the public year round. No reservations necessary. Shotgun and golf cart rental available. November through March, book a half day or full day Bobwhite quail and/or Ringneck pheasant hunt.
Toccoa River & Lake Blue Ridge
Upper Toccoa River & Ocoee River
Waterfalls & Whitewater
Outdoor Adventures Hiking Access Points
Outdoor Adventures Biking Access Points
Cohutta Wilderness Self-Guided Driving Experience