Outdoor Adventure

Explore the great outdoors in North Georgia while visiting Blue Ridge. Whether you wish to explore by horseback and get off the beaten path or golf a different course every day of your trip, we have something for everyone!

Boating in Blue Ridge

Boating in Blue Ridge

Boating in North Georgia`s mountain lakes and rivers is simply incredible. Take a walk on the wild side getting out on the waters of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you want to launch your own watercraft or rent a boat in Blue Ridge or surrounding areas you are sure to have a great time!

With a number of public and private launches of various lakes, you can find Nottley Marina and Cozy Cove Marina serving Nottley Lake. Each equipt with boat rental options, gas fill up and more.

If you are looking for other great lakes to spend the day fishing, sunbathing and relaxing on check out Lake Blue Ridge or Lake Hiwassee. Both perfect for a day trip swimming and splashing in the water.

To make your trip that much more convenient why not stay in a vacation rental near the water? Located nearby to area lakes and rivers this selection of waterfront and water view cabins are sure to make your vacation unforgettable!

Check out our list of local rental shops, lakes, and marinas below.

Fishing

Fishing

Fish your heart out in Blue Ridge! With river and lake fishing options available there are plenty of watering holes to cast a line in. Find outfitters, guides and more below to get you started.
Golf

Golf

There is not much that can compare to the beauty of a golf course in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When the dew is on the course and the sun is spreading across the valleys and mountains, with plush greens and fairways in your vision, you will know you are in the right spot. Here is a list of our favorite courses in the area. All are within a 30 minute drive of Downtown Blue Ridge.
Hiking in Blue Ridge

Hiking in Blue Ridge

Hiking in North Georgia allows for amazing views and exciting adventures. In a 30-minute radius from Blue Ridge, you can find over 30 waterfalls to hike to. You can tour these waterfalls on `self-guided tours` with a little help from some maps, our local Fannin County Chamber of Commerce, or just ask a native to the area and we can probably get you there!

Some of the best trails in Georgia include the Aska Trails and South Fork Trail and Loop ride in the nearby Cohutta National Forest just West of Blue Ridge. Note these trails are mountain biking trails that double as some incredible hiking trails.

Of course, all of the mountain biking trails mentioned in the Blue Ridge mountain biking section are welcome to hikers, but the most popular hiking trails in Blue Ridge are the Benton MacKaye and Duncan Trails. These trails offer remarkable changes in terrain and some of the most beautiful scenery of the Cohutta Wilderness. Directions and a detailed description of each trail are described below.

Gain easy access to some of these trails via nearby secluded vacation properties and many of our mountain view cabin rentals. Located in wooded and remote areas these cabins are perfect for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy the view!

Start planning your trip today book your vacation rental property and find the best hiking trails near Blue Ridge GA.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding in Blue Ridge is an exciting activity for the entire family. A truly unforgettable experience, explore the countryside of North Georgia today. Guided tour options half day and full day are available. Start planning your trip today!
Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Blue Ridge has some of the best mountain biking trails in North Georgia. Options for beginners are plentiful and for experts looking for rugged terrain there is no shortage!

The two most popular mountain biking trails are the Aska trails and South Fork Trail and Loop ride in the nearby Cohutta National Forest just west of Blue Ridge. These are also incredible Blue Ridge hiking trails, so be sure to share the trail!

The trails at Aska are older than South Fork`s and are mostly singletrack, which requires more concentration for some of the higher elevation trails. The two major Aska trails are `Deep Gap` on Aska Road and `Stanley Gap` on Stanley Creek Road, which runs between the two if you have the energy and time.

If you are a mountain biker that lives for singletrack start planning your trip today book your vacation rental property and find the best mountain biking trails near Blue Ridge GA. You`ll love the challenge and can relax in a hot tub when you return to your mountain retreat!

Gain easy access to some of these trails via nearby secluded vacation properties and many of our mountain view cabin rentals. Located in secluded and beautiful areas these cabin rentals are perfect for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy the view!

Rafting & Tubing

Rafting & Tubing

Rafting and tubing in the Blue Ridge Mountains in a quintessential warm-weather activity for visitors and locals alike. There is no better way to cool down and enjoy the great outdoors than by bobbing down our local rivers.

With numerous rivers as well as rafting and tubing companies in the area, the options for river activities are endless. Whether you want to float the Toacca, the Ocoee or the Nantahala River there is a river trip for you!

About the Rivers
  • The Toacca: Flowing from the Chattahoochee National Forest the Toacca River flows through Fannin County and into Lake Blue Ridge. Popular for canoeing and fishing in addition to rafting and tubing.
  • The Ocoee: The perfect place for fun and adventure, the Ocoee River was the site of the 1996 Olympic Whitewater competitions and are sure to offer a great time! There are Class I rapids all the way up to Class V rapids, all in the same adventure.
  • The Nantahala: Starting in western North Carolina and rambles through the Nantahala National Forest near Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Once in Georgia the river runs near the Appalachian Trail and empties into the Little Tennesee River at Fontana Lake. Other popular activities on the river include canoeing and kayaking in addition to commercial rafting.

No matter what river you explore, get ready to enjoy an extreme adventure on your next trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the perfect place for fun and adventure! Come and feel the heart-pounding excitement while rushing down the same sections of rapids that the Olympic pros were on years ago!

Note that rafting season can be busy, the Ocoee River alone sees over 250,000 people per year, so be sure to make your rafting and lodging reservations early! Browse waterfront and water view cabins that will keep you close to the rivers throughout your trip.

Tours

Tours

Discover a variety of tour options on your next trip to Blue Ridge Georgia. From guided horseback riding to zip line adventures through the treetops!