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Blanche Manor RanchHorseback Riding181 Deal Hollow Road, Copperhill, TN 37317, United States


Envision the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains where you can saddle up to canter through a shady forest trail laced with mountain laurel in bloom or relax as your horse drinks from a cool mountain stream as it cascades into a hundred little waterfalls.

My name is Peggy Blanche, and after over two decades of competing and training numerous horses and riders to world championship titles I was ready to break away from the stressful life of non-stop showing and traveling and find just such an oasis.

Contact Number: (706) 455-7433

Fort Mountain StablesHorseback Riding548 Cliffmine Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705, United States


Enjoy 37 miles of scenic horse trails in the north Georgia mountains at Fort Mountain State Park. We offer horseback riding adventures in the beautiful North Georgia mountains 7 days a week for children and adults. To ensure the best riding experience possible, we accommodate your preference in horse, time and duration of ride, and your horseback riding level.

Adventure Trail RidesHorseback Riding933 Cashes Valley Road, Cherry Log, GA 30522, United States

Welcome to Adventure Trail Rides of Cashes Valley located in beautiful Blue Ridge, Ga. Our website has all of the information needed to assist you in securing a reservation for horseback riding in the North Georgia Mountains or just finding out general information about our stable.

Cohutta Wilderness Area Hiking TrailsHiking TrailsChatsworth, GA, United States

For fun in the outdoors the Cohutta Wilderness Area cannot be beat. With more than 40,000 acres in Georgia and Tennessee (where it's known as Big Frog Wilderness Area), the Cohuttas comprise the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi.

The Cohutta Mountains are part of the oldest known mountains in the world. They run from Fannin County northeast to the Tennessee-North Carolina border, where they are known as the Smoky Mountains, and once bordered a prehistoric ocean. It is from these mountains that the Cohutta Wilderness Area gets its name. As settlers moved west they avoided these mountains because of difficult access and scant level ground for farming. Only a few hardy Scot-Irish settlers scratched out a meager existence in this section of Appalachia.

Around 1900, the Cohuttas became one of the last areas of Georgia to be forested. Logging continued in these areas until World War II when the federal government took over management of the land. In 1976, 36,000 acres were deemed wilderness. Since that time more wilderness area has been added.

Within the Cohutta Mountains are peaks that rise to 4,200 feet and more than a hundred miles of hiking trails. Within the Wilderness Area itself are 13 trails that total more than 87 miles of unusual remote hiking. Other than on the popular Jacks River Trail, it is possible to hike in this area for days during the Spring and Fall and not see other backpackers.

Two rivers (Conasauga and Jacks) flow through the Cohuttas, forming the major valleys on the east and west sides of the Wilderness Areas. In the river valleys the flora is prolific. It is not uncommon to see a wide array of plant life, thickly covering any land that gets available sunlight. As the trails climb the mountains the plants lessen, mostly because the trees block the sun.

The Chamber of Commerce Scenic Drives #2 and #3 are Cohutta Mountain Adventures. Be sure to stop by the office on the way to the mountains to get the brochure detailing the drive.

Jacks River TrailHiking TrailsJacks River Road, Epworth, GA, United States

This moderate 16.9 mile trail will require at least one night under the stars, but it’s worth the trip. Just slightly more than halfway through the trip are the incredible Jacks River Falls. The trailhead is at Dally Gap and it ends at the Alacusy Valley on the other side of the Cohutta Wilderness. According to tradition, this trail is named for a Cherokee Indian who lived in the Cohutta Mountains. By far the most popular of the trails in the Cohutta Wilderness, Jacks River crosses the entire wilderness and intersects most of the other trails. The trail begins at Dally Gap and ends almost 17 miles later in the Alacusy Valley. Jacks River Falls at 9.2 miles is a highlight. Requires two cars.

Lake Blue Ridge Loop TrailHiking TrailsAugusta Lane, Blue Ridge, GA, United States

This easy trail begins as a hike along the shore of Lake Blue Ridge, and then meanders through the woods on the return trip. Distance .6 miles

Deep Gap TrailHiking TrailsBlue Ridge Mountains, Deep Gap Trail, Burnsville, NC, United States

This moderate to difficult point-to-point trail is 4.6 miles and if you want to day hike; it will take two cars, one parked at Deep Gap, the other at Stanley Gap. From Deep Gap the trail climbs Davenport Mountain, and then joins the Benton MacKaye for a brief stretch as it climbs Rocky Mountain. From the top of this mountain the trail descends rapidly (read steeply) into Stanley Gap.

Benton MacKaye TrailHiking TrailsBenton MacKaye Trail, Blue Ridge, GA, United States

A popular destination for day-hikers, Benton MacKaye Trail through hikers, and paddlers making the journey down the Toccoa River Canoe Trail is the swinging bridge over the Toccoa River. This 265 foot long bridge is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi River.

In 1976 the Forest Service, along with the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club replaced a dangerous ford of the Toccoa River in this area. The bridge, built by a private contractor, was completed in 1977 and has become a landmark in Fannin County and a popular camping spot in the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area.

The Benton MacKaye Trail and the swinging bridge are only open to foot traffic. Camping by the Toccoa River on either side of the river is extremely popular and it is unmanaged. Plan on a weekday visit to secure a site.

To get to the swinging bridge: The swinging bridge is 14.3 miles from the start of the Benton MacKaye Trail at Springer Mountain.

Tipton MountainHiking TrailsTipton Mountain, Fannin County, GA, United States

This steep, difficult 2.6 mile in-and-out climb on the Benton MacKaye Trail from Highway 60 at Wilscot Gap will reward you with some excellent year-round views.

Rolling Thunder River CompanyWhitewater Rafting20 Hughes Street, McCaysville, Georgia 30555, United States


For 25 years, Rolling Thunder River Company has professionally guided thousands of rafters down some of the most scenic and exhilarating rivers in the Southeast. Rolling Thunder provides white water rafting adventures only on dam controlled rivers in order to guarantee our customers consistent, predictable water flows every day of the rafting season. This also gives us the longest rafting season in the country, from early April through the end of October. Rolling Thunder operates on the family-friendly Nantahala River in western North Carolina, the exciting Olympic class Ocoee River in east Tennessee and the gentle Toccoa River in north Georgia Rolling Thunder is a family-owned and operated company of highly skilled outdoor professionals. We are proud of our outstanding safety record and the high number of guests who return to raft with us year after year. All 5 of our family members voted the whitewater rafting trip with Rolling Thunder as the #1 event on our family vacation in the Smoky Mountains. Donna M. Killip, Charleston, SC Whether you are a novice, an experienced paddler, young or simply young at heart, we have a river rafting trip that’s right for you. Just bring your spirit of adventure, a desire for fun and prepare to get wet. Rolling Thunder will provide the rest of the ingredients for an invigorating rafting experience.

Southeastern ExpeditionsWhitewater Rafting7350 Hwy 76 E, Clayton, GA 30525, United States

Southeastern Expeditions, one of the oldest whitewater adventure companies in the Southeast, opened its doors in 1972, using equipment purchased from Warner Brothers following the filming of the movie Deliverance. In 2006 SEE’s founder, Claude Terry sold the company to his friends at The Ocoee Adventure Company. Having operated on the Ocoee River and in Costa Rica, we are very excited to add the Chattooga River’s beautiful wild and scenic setting to our selection of Adventure destinations.

Wildwater RaftingWhitewater Rafting4596 U.S. 64, Copperhill, TN 37317

Wildwater Rafting is widely recognized as one of the finest whitewater rafting outfitters in the country. For 30 years, our attention to detail has made us a leader in the outdoor adventure industry. Providing high quality experiences on our adventure rafting trips is our number one priority. You may not recognize state of the art equipment or staff training programs, but you will recognize our commitment to Quality, Safety, and Service.

Ocoee Adventure CenterWhitewater Rafting4651 U.S. Hwy 64, Copperhill, TN 37317, United States

Welcome to Ocoee Adventure Center, your headquarters for Ocoee River rafting trips and Adventure in the Ocoee River area. Our whitewater rafting trips are unsurpassed on the Ocoee River because we take our time and focus on quality, safety and big fun. Each of our Ocoee rafting trips spends 33% more time out on the water than other whitewater rafting outfitters. Many of our customers return year after year to go whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River with Ocoee Adventure Center. They say they wouldn’t go with anyone else because we play, surf rapids and swim at all the best swimming spots while the other outfitters are just cruising by! Our attention to detail and fun on the river makes us the best choice on the Ocoee River for all your whitewater rafting adventures! Choose from many activities Join us for a Full Ocoee River rafting trip with the best riverside lunch around! Learn to whitewater kayak in one of our kayak instruction clinics. Go for a guided mountain bike ride in the Ocoee River area or on over 80 miles of trails in the Cherokee National Forest. Take a guided hike to a mountain-top vista or to a hidden waterfall. If you want to combine a raft trip with other activities, take your choice of a half day trip on the Middle or Upper Ocoee River. We have all the elements and activities to put together an experience of a lifetime whether you’re looking for a weekend of fun or a weeklong active vacation! No experience is necessary to enjoy the fun of Ocoee Whitewater rafting in Tennessee. We invite you, your friends and family to join us and experience what the Ocoee River region has to offer. Let us be your guide to this amazing place we call home! Give one of our friendly Adventure Specialists a call at 888-723-8622 and we’ll help you choose an Ocoee rafting or adventure trip that suits your needs and exceeds all of your expectations!

Lake Blue Ridge MarinaBoating335 Marina Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Fannin County is rich with opportunities for water sports and fishing. The crystal blue waters ofLake Blue Ridge, with 100 miles of shoreline, contain the headwaters of the pristine Toccoa River, which flows northward into the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Fannin County is also criss-crossed by creeks and streams, which, combined with the Toccoa River, offer the best mountain trout fishing in Georgia. Boating, skiing, pontooning, canoeing, rafting, tubing -- all are available for the enjoyment of all in Fannin County and the Copper Basin. 


Bring your own boat or rent a pontoon on Lake Blue Ridge for a day of fun on the lake. Boat ramps are available in a number of locations, including Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Lakewood Landing, Morganton Point and Blue Ridge Recreation Area. For a slower, more relaxing day, tube the Toccoa River, or canoe the Toccoa River Canoe Trail, which utilizes 17.3 miles of river from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Lake Blue Ridge. Float fishing on this river trail or below Blue Ridge dam to McCaysville is also a popular pastime. 

Fish for walleye, small mouth bass, white bass, and bluegill on Lake Blue Ridge. Fishing for both native and stocked trout is exceptional in over 100 miles of trout fishing sreams, including the Jack's, Conasauga and Toccoa Rivers, Rock, Noontootla and Cooper Creeks. Please consult the Chamber Welcome Center for the Georgia Guide to Trout Fishing, for details about season, creel limits and size restrictions. 

Firewire Zip LinesZip Line1408 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

1408 Appalachian Highway
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
706-946-1010

You will be launched, through a tree-top tunnel, and shot from the trees where you will find yourself flying over rolling pastures with panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views then you will swoop down safely to your landing site. Visit their website at: 

 
 
Huck's Lost MineMini Golf500 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Huck's Lost Mine
500 E. Main Street
Suite 101
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513
706-258-6463

Huck's Lost Mine offers indoor mini golf combined with an outdoor, covered, 50 ft. flume line. Watch the train roll by as you mine for authentic gems, arrowheads, and fossils.

Brasstown Valley Resort Golf CourseGolf6321 US-76, Young Harris, GA 30582, United States

Brasstown Valley Resort,
6321 US Highway 76,
Young Harris, GA 30582
800-201-3205


Member of the “Georgia Dream Pass” Program
Rated top 10 places to play in Georgia
Open year round, Fees vary seasonally, 18 holes ranging from $39 - $89
Prices include cart but not tax
Driving Range Bucket of Balls $5

Butternut Creek Golf CourseGolf20 Union Co Recreation Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512, United States


Butternut Creek Golf Course,
Highway 19/129 N,
Blairsville, GA 30512
706-439-6076

Monday – Thursday $34.24
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays $41.77
Call for senior, twilight and cart rates
Driving Range Bucket of Balls – Small $2 Large $3

Cherokee Hills Golf & Country ClubGolf216 Club House Rd, Murphy, NC 28906, United States

Cherokee Hills Golf & Country Club,
Harshaw Rd,  
Murphy, NC 28906
800-334-3905 or 828-837-5853

Monday – Thursday   Before 12:00 $35 After 12:00 $28
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Before 12:00 $45 After 12:00 $38
Includes Cart
Call for 9 hole rates
Driving Range Bucket of Balls $5

Copper Basin Golf ClubGolf5765 U.S. 64, Copperhill, TN 37317, United States

Copper Basin Golf Club,
5765 U.S. 64, Copperhill,
TN 37317
423-496-3579

Monday – Friday 18 holes $27 / 9 holes $18
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 18 holes $30 / 9 holes $20.00
“T” times not required
Driving Range Bucket of Balls – Small $2 Large $3

Whitepath Golf ClubGolf1156 Shenendoa Dr, Ellijay, GA 30540, United States

Whitepath Golf Club,
1156 Shenendoa Drive,
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-3080

Monday – Thursday $34
Friday, Saturday, Sunday $44
Cart fee extra
Driving Range Bucket of Balls $5
Call for Twilight times and rates.

Tammen ParkFishingTammen Park, Blue Ridge, GA, United States

A very popular place to fly fish for trout in the Toccoa River below the Lake Blue Ridge Dam. Call in advance for water-release information 1-800-238-2264. This park also has ball fields, playground equipment and picnic areas.

Shallowford BridgeFishingShallowford Bridge Rd, Blue Ridge, GA, United States

Above the Dam - Aska Road

Old steel one-lane bridge over the Toccoa River. Fish under the bridge or along the dirt road to the right following the river on the Benton MacKaye Trail.

Chattahoochee National Fish HatcheryFishing4730 Rock Creek Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery is located on Rock Creek. This creek and other nearby streams are stocked with trout from the federal hatchery, which is open year round. Rock Creek also supports good populations of wild trout, including native brook trout in some of the high elevation tributaries. This area is highly used.

Ron Henry Horseshoe Bend ParkFishing1156 River Rd, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559, United States

Beautiful park with good trout fishing on the Toccoa River. From Blue Ridge take Highway 5 into McCaysville. Turn right onto Highway 60 then drive a short distance and turn right on River Road. The park has a playground, picnic pavilions and restrooms.

Cooper Creek CampgroundFishing6050 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA, United States

This area offers camping, hiking and trout fishing. Fishing in Cooper Creek and Mulky Creek for stocked and wild trout is popular. From Blue Ridge, take Highway 76 east to Morganton; turn right on Hwy. 60 south toward Dahlonega for 16 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 4 for 6 miles.

Noontootla CreekFishingNoontootla Creek, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513, United States

The creek and its tributaries are managed to imitate a natural stream with an unharvested trout population, to provide a unique experience that emphasizes catching wild trout for fun, rather than harvest. If you're lucky and catch a very rare trophy trout that is 16 inches or longer, you may keep it. All smaller trout must be released immediately. Artificial lures only.

Cohutta Wilderness AreaFishingCohutta Wilderness Area

Inside the Cohutta Wilderness there are 45 miles of fishing opportunities on the Jacks (March - Ocober) and Conasauga Rivers (open year round). The Jacks is not stocked, but it contains reproducing trout populations. If you want real wilderness, this is the place. The Forest Service has a detailed map of the wilderness. It is wise to have this map if you plan a fishing or hiking trip to this wild area. 

Toccoa RiverFishingBlue Ridge Dam, Fannin County, Georgia 30560, United States

The Toccoa is stocked above Blue Ridge Dam about every other week during trout season. Most of it is on private land, but much of the section along Rt. 60, near the town of Margaret, flows through National Forest. The river below the dam is very broad in most areas, making it a good choice for fly fishermen. Trout are also stocked regularly in this section. A popular way to fish this area is to float-fish from the dam downstream approximately 15 miles to McCaysville. Use caution. Water levels can rise suddenly. Check dates and times for water releases from Blue Ridge dam at 800-238-2264

Toccoa River Canoe TrailCanoeing & KayakingHwy 60, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

The Toccoa River Canoe Trail is perfect for beginners who are looking for a few rapids and some beautiful scenery along the way. The trail is also popular with float fishermen looking for cold-water mountain trout. The put in is located at the Blue Ridge Ranger District's Deep Hole Recreation Area, a U.S. Forest Service campground of highway GA 60 south of Blue Ridge and north of Suches, GA. Launch and parking costs $5 per vehicle. The canoe trail begins on the north bank of the river, flowing west and north toward Blue Ridge. The entire float from Deep Hole to Sandy Bottoms is 13.8 miles.

Sections of the Toccoa River Canoe Trail include:
Deep Hole to Rock Creek Road Bridge: 1.5 miles with good fishing.
Rock Creek Road Bridge to Margret: 1.0 miles
Margret to Butt Bridge: 5.8 miles with rapids, campsites and a suspension bridge

Butt Bridge to Dial Bridge: 1.5 miles
Dial Bridge to Sandy Bottoms: 4 miles

Fannin Lanes Bowling CenterBowling4115 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Fannin Lanes is a twelve lane house. Our lanes are wooden and kept in excellent condition. Juke Box with a huge selection. Open bowling 7 days a week and holidays. We serve pizza, burgers, chicken, nachos, fresh coffee, fountain drinks and more! Currently running a special for one free game of bowling per visit.

Visit:  www.blueridgemountains.com and across the top you will see a tab that says “Specials and Packages”, scroll down to print a coupon for Fannin Lanes, One Free Game of Bowling per visit!

Lake Blue Ridge MarinaBoating335 Marina Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 30513, United States

Fannin County is rich with opportunities for water sports and fishing. The crystal blue waters ofLake Blue Ridge, with 100 miles of shoreline, contain the headwaters of the pristine Toccoa River, which flows northward into the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Fannin County is also criss-crossed by creeks and streams, which, combined with the Toccoa River, offer the best mountain trout fishing in Georgia. Boating, skiing, pontooning, canoeing, rafting, tubing -- all are available for the enjoyment of all in Fannin County and the Copper Basin. 

Bring your own boat or rent a pontoon on Lake Blue Ridge for a day of fun on the lake. Boat ramps are available in a number of locations, including Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Lakewood Landing, Morganton Point and Blue Ridge Recreation Area. For a slower, more relaxing day, tube the Toccoa River, or canoe the Toccoa River Canoe Trail, which utilizes 17.3 miles of river from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Lake Blue Ridge. Float fishing on this river trail or below Blue Ridge dam to McCaysville is also a popular pastime. 

Fish for walleye, small mouth bass, white bass, and bluegill on Lake Blue Ridge. Fishing for both native and stocked trout is exceptional in over 100 miles of trout fishing sreams, including the Jack's, Conasauga and Toccoa Rivers, Rock, Noontootla and Cooper Creeks. Please consult the Chamber Welcome Center for the Georgia Guide to Trout Fishing, for details about season, creel limits and size restrictions. 

Fishing

Fannin County is rich with opportunities for water sports and fishing. The crystal blue waters of Lake Blue Ridge, with 100 miles of shoreline, contain the headwaters of the pristine Toccoa River, which flows northward into the Ocoee River in Tennessee. Fannin County is also criss-crossed by creeks and streams, which, combined with the Toccoa River, offer the best mountain trout fishing in Georgia.

Canoeing & Kayaking

The Toccoa River Canoe Trail is perfect for beginners who are looking for a few rapids and some beautiful scenery along the way. The trail is also popular with float fishermen looking for cold-water mountain trout. The put in is located at the Blue Ridge Ranger District’s Deep Hole Recreation Area, a U.S. Forest Service campground of highway GA 60 south of Blue Ridge and north of Suches, GA. Launch and parking costs $5 per vehicle. The canoe trail begins on the north bank of the river, flowing west and north toward Blue Ridge. The entire float from Deep Hole to Sandy Bottoms is 13.8 miles.

Sections of the Toccoa River Canoe Trail include:
Deep Hole to Rock Creek Road Bridge: 1.5 miles with good fishing.
Rock Creek Road Bridge to Margret: 1.0 miles
Margret to Butt Bridge: 5.8 miles with rapids, campsites and a suspension bridge

Bowling

4115 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513

Fannin Lanes is a twelve lane house. Our lanes are wooden and kept in excellent condition. Juke Box with a huge selection. Open bowling 7 days a week and holidays. We serve pizza, burgers, chicken, nachos, fresh coffee, fountain drinks and more! Currently running a special for one free game of bowling per visit. See reception for more information!

Boating

Bring your own boat or rent a pontoon on Lake Blue Ridge for a day of fun on the lake. Boat ramps are available in a number of locations, including Lake Blue Ridge Marina, Lakewood Landing, Morganton Point and Blue Ridge Recreation Area. For a slower, more relaxing day, tube the Toccoa River, or canoe the Toccoa River Canoe Trail, which utilizes 17.3 miles of river from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Lake Blue Ridge. Float fishing on this river trail or below Blue Ridge dam to McCaysville is also a popular pastime.

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