Adventure is for the Girls!

Shoot, fish, hike, shop and spa--Blue Ridge is the ultimate girlfriends' getaway.

Women on the Water at Noontootla

Join instructors Emily Owenby and Cassie Spurling September 30th to Oct. - 2nd  for Noontootla Creek Farms’ amazing Women on the Water Retreat. This all-inclusive 3 day, 2 night weekend is for women interested in learning to fly fish, or for trout fisherwomen looking for a community to further their knowledge in a fun & supportive atmosphere. While on the retreat, you'll be hosted by NCF at their on site farmhouse & private fishing water. All dining is included from some of Blue Ridge’s best restaurants & caterers.

Bring Your Shotgun!

Bring your shotgun and enjoy a competitive round of clay shooting on Noontootla’s championship sporting clays course. The course (3668 Newport Road, Blue Ridge) offers 12 shooting stations for a total of 100 targets. 

Noontootla Creek Farms

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing School

Blue Ridge Fly Fishing School makes learning to fly fish easy and fun! They offer two beginner classes, including a 3-hour class or all day classes for a more immersive experience.  Blue Ridge has amazing fishing guides for a personalized experience.

Georgia's Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia! Shop Cohutta Fishing Company (490 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia) for gear, as well as guided experiences. Access points to fishing in the area can be found on these handy printable maps and guides: 

The Wild Toccoa River & Lake Blue Ridge

Upper Toccoa River, Lake Blue Ridge to the Ocoee River 

@adventure_kels

Hike the Ridge

Explore the beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest or Chilhowee trails and waterfalls with Eric Chastain at Hike the Ridge. Eric turns any group hike into a very special occasion and can show your group some of the area’s hidden treasures. Or if you prefer to plan your own hiking expedition, find more information and maps here.

Gear UP! Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters

Full-service outfitting is a specialty - whether for a day hike or an AT pilgrimage, pond fishing or a kayak expedition, wilderness camping or just fashionable, functional everyday clothing for everyday life. Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters, 500 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, or takes pride in providing friendly, knowledgeable service and offering only the best in outdoor merchandise. Because here at Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters, it's often said: "There is No Bad Weather... Only Bad Gear!"

Guided Bike Tours with Pedego

For a different experience, check out Pedego Electric Bikes (257 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia) with rentals that feature pedal assist, as well as options for guided tours. Enjoy one of the trails they suggest along the Toccoa River or by Lake Blue Ridge without wearing yourself out.

Make Time to Relax!

When it's time to relax, splurge on soothing massage therapy, holistic facials or therapeutic body treatments during a spa day at Teatrees Boutique Spa. Nearby, Serenity in the Mountains was rated one of the "10 best value spas in the country" in Rachael Ray's magazine. Try the tree house suites for a spa treatment with heightened perspective and the newly opened Himalayan salt cave, which provides a peaceful area to detox and rejuvenate.  

Adventures in Shopping

No girls’ trip is complete without a shopping adventures to downtown Blue Ridge and McCaysville!! Check out shops like Blue Ridge Olive Oil Companyfeaturing a selection of 65+ varieties of olive oil and balsamic vinegars and  High Country Art featuring an exceptional collection of fine, traditional, contemporary, impressionist, and folk art... as well as one of a kind jewelry, sculpture, pottery and other high end crafts 

Taste a little wine and buy some snacks at Out of the Blue, one of Blue Ridge's most iconic shopping destinations. In McCaysville, combine lunch at Burra Burra on the River with exploration of the unique shops at the Riverwalk

Where to Stay

For accommodations complete with kitchens, choices include lodges with stunning mountain views, creek-side hideaways, riverfront fishing lodges, cabins on the lake, cozy cabins, hotels and resorts--which range in price from $100 to $1,000 per night. Visit Where to Stay for a complete listing. Or experience our new Hampton Inn in downtown Blue Ridge and walk to shops, dining and entertainment.   

#RecreateResponsibly

Be prepared for wilderness. Some roads are rough. Please pack in all you will need and pack out all your trash. The rule of the forest is “Leave No Trace.” If you build a fire, never leave it unattended. Use good judgment when hiking, particularly around waterfalls where rocks are often wet, moss covered and slippery. If hiking during hunting season, wear a brightly colored vest. The most effective way to prevent mishaps is to adequately prepare for the trip. Knowledge of the area, weather, terrain, limitations of your body, plus common sense can help to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.