22 Things to Do in Blue Ridge during Spring Break ‘22
Spring Break is just around the corner. It’s time to book your cabin and plan your adventure. Whether you’ve got tiny-tots or teens, Blue Ridge is filled with old-school options (hello s’mores!) and newfangled attractions (like digital paintball fields!) that everyone in the family is sure to enjoy. We’ve got 22 options below, ideal for Spring Break 2022.
Fly through the air at Blue Ridge Adventure Park
Four aerial courses, 50 obstacles and 125 ft zip lines mean the kids (and you!) are more focused on the view than TikToc, for the win. Reservations required.
Roast s’mores at our family cabin
Sure, you can make it a day trip, but more time in the woods means more memories created. Rent a cabin on the lake to watch the sunset, roast marshmallows in the firepit outside, or challenge your tween to a round of pool in the game room. Some cabins even allow you to bring your four-legged family members, too.
Ride the rails on the Freedom Rail Railbikes
New this year, enjoy the Blue Ridge railway tracks in a unique and fun way: Railbikes! Leave the depot in historic downtown Blue Ridge and begin a 5 ½ mile round-trip adventure. Don’t worry; you’re going the opposite direction of the train while you’re on the tracks. Kids must be 4+.
Go old-school at Vertigo Pinball
Show the kids what you’re made of by taking command of one of dozens of pinball machines at Vertigo. Enjoy unique grub for the family, plus craft beers for mom and dad.
Make a hole-in-one at 2nd Story Entertainment
Need a rainy-day option? Find indoor mini-golf and other games like checkers, Connect 4 and more - spread over eight differently themed rooms. Sodas and ice cream available in the arcade room.
Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
If you’ve taken a ride already, you know just how magical it is. We recommend the 4-hour excursion aboard an open-air car for the best views. The layover in McCaysville leaves time for lunch at Burra Burra, crafting a basket at Pic ‘N Vine, and taking a family picture on the “blue line” while standing in two states at once.
Get wet at The Ocoee Whitewater Center
See the canoe slalom venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics – the only in-river course ever used in the Olympics for slalom. While you’re there, go for a hike on the Old Copper Road Trail or dip your toes in the water. Come back in the summer for rafting!
Ride horses through the forest
One of our favorite family activities in the area is horseback riding. There are several options in the area, like Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides for pony rides for the littlest of kiddos or Appalachian Trail Rides for a full Cowboy/Cowgirl Dinner Ride. Not sure about riding a horse? Step back in time and enjoy a western style carriage ride in the country in an authentic horse drawn 1800’s carriage with Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage.
Catch a birds-eye view with Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours
Blue Ridge never looked so good! Enjoy Lake Blue Ridge like you’ve never seen her, or take a longer helicopter tour over Mercier, Downtown or the entire Copper Basin-Toccoa River area.
Throw a bullseye at Axe Throwing Therapy
You against the kids…and the scoring here is digital, so there’s no cheating allowed! Bring your own food, or even have food delivered. Adult beverages available for purchase. Kids must be 13+.
Show your colors with Blue Ridge Paintball
Imagine 2+ acres of field, eight digitized game modes, and loads of fun! Capture the Flag, VIP, Domination and more – all interactive on the field. Kids must be 10+.
Take a Waterfall Hike on the Appalachian Trail
Our family favorites? Long Creek Falls in Blue Ridge and Jacks River Falls not too far away. Long Creek Falls are only a 1.1-mile hike to the 50ft waterfall ideal for cooling off. Click the link for a great map of more waterfalls in the area.
Hike through the Woods
If you’re looking for more outdoor options, be sure to enjoy a hike to Swinging Bridge (and camping here is one of our all-time favorites!) You can also hike to Springer Mountain – the start of the Appalachian Trail - or any number of trails through the Aska Adventure Area.
Go for the gold at Aska Mining Company
Your youngest Spring Breakers will love easy gem mining and tubing here. After all that play, grab lunch at Iron Bridge Café right onsite. Hamburgers, wraps and so much more – including one of Blue Ridge’s #1 breakfast menus.
Test your luck with Escape Blue Ridge
You’ve got one hour to solve the puzzle and escape the room! Kids will love the Black Beard’s Brig room full of pirate mayhem, or the Wizard School of Magic room where you’ll have to challenge the Dark Lord!
Throw a strike with Fannin Lanes Bowling Center
Grab your socks and some change for the juke box, it’s time to bowl! It’s a non-smoking venue, and bumper rails are available.
Watch a new release at Swan Drive-In
Spring is made for drive-in movies! Swan Drive-In is the best place in Georgia to introduce your kids to a new movie from the comfort of the back seat. Concessions available!
Visit the Trout Art Kids Trail
Click thru to find a map of Blue Ridge’s trout statues. Print it off, find the trout and fill in the blanks with the fish’s name. Once you’re done, bring it to the Visitor Center for a special prize.
Catch and release at The Lilly Pad Village
Bring the kids for several outdoor adventures, all in one location. Try fishing in the small pond, mini golf, or gem mining.
Complete the Blue Ridge Adventure Game
Download the coloring page/game booklet for more family-friendly adventures, plus a little trivia and maps. It’s a great option for a pre-bedtime cabin activity, to set expectations for the coming day.
Paddleboard with Lake Blue Ridge Outfitters
Paddle boarding lake Blue Ridge is a fun, relaxing and affordable way to explore the town’s most eye-catching attraction. They also offer kayaks, as well as bait and tackle for your fishing expedition.
Tube the Toccoa.
Toccoa is a gentle river, ideal for a family tubing experience. Bring your own tubes or rent them from several outfitters around town.