Start your trip with a visit to Mercier Orchards . No North Georgia mountain escape is complete without affordable fresh farm produce. U-pick begins in May, followed by apple picking in August. Stay for lunch or come early for a breakfast fit for a king, complete with local sausage, grits, apple fritters and more. The 21-and-over set will love the fact that this orchard is the only apple orchard in Georgia that grows and makes their own hard apple cider and farm wines. Mercier also has tastings of some of the best North Georgia regional wines.
Later in the day, rent a pontoon, stand-up paddleboard or kayak at Lake Blue Ridge Marina. Blue Ridge Boat Rentals offers week-long rentals delivered right to your dock with several add-one like floating pads, and kayaks. Charter a sunset cruise ride through Capt’n Joe’s Lake Adventures on Lake Blue Ridge and explore or fish Lake Blue Ridge. For dinner, check out family friendly restaurants like, Blue Jeans Pizza & Pasta Factory, Cucinella's Pizzeria or Twisted Tomato for great pizza and other Italian dishes. where you’ll find everything you need for a family-pleasing feast, including hand-tossed pizzas, fresh, daily-made pastas, salads and more.
Rest easy. Try camping at Toccoa Valley Campground, on the Toccoa River, offering RV and tent camping. Bonus: Expand the experience here and spend the next day on the river by taking advantage of onsite rental options for tubes, rafts and kayaks. Also on the Toccoa River you will find Blue Ridge / Toccoa KOA with plenty of RV sites as well as several small cabins. For accommodations complete with kitchens, choices include large mountain homes with stunning mountain views, creek-side hideaways, riverfront fishing lodges, cabins on the lake, cozy cabins, treehouses, hotels and resorts. Find your perfect family getaway place!