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Toccoa River tubing & kayaking are perfect float trips for families with children too young for whitewater rafting. The Toccoa River in north Georgia is also ideal for those who just want to relax and enjoy the gentle flow of the water. Georgia tubing has become a very popular family activity in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in McCaysville GA- a short 5-7 minutes from our home and just 15 minutes from Blue Ridge GA.
27 locals recommend
Toccoa River Tubing Company
340 Toccoa Avenue
27 locals recommend
Toccoa River tubing & kayaking are perfect float trips for families with children too young for whitewater rafting. The Toccoa River in north Georgia is also ideal for those who just want to relax and enjoy the gentle flow of the water. Georgia tubing has become a very popular family activity in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in McCaysville GA- a short 5-7 minutes from our home and just 15 minutes from Blue Ridge GA.
Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside. The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one-hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, nestled deep in the mountains on each state’s line. Passengers enjoy all the towns have to offer during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip through the scenic forest and back to the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
56 locals recommend
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot Street
56 locals recommend
Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside. The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one-hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, nestled deep in the mountains on each state’s line. Passengers enjoy all the towns have to offer during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip through the scenic forest and back to the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
The crown jewel of southern white water, the Chattooga is famous as the location for the movie Deliverance. A National Wild and Scenic River, rafting the Chattooga is a true wilderness experience with twenty-six miles of natural white water adventure for all experience levels. Choose from family-friendly Section III, or the exhilaration of Section IV.
22 locals recommend
Ocoee Rafting
1548 Tennessee 68
22 locals recommend
The crown jewel of southern white water, the Chattooga is famous as the location for the movie Deliverance. A National Wild and Scenic River, rafting the Chattooga is a true wilderness experience with twenty-six miles of natural white water adventure for all experience levels. Choose from family-friendly Section III, or the exhilaration of Section IV.
The Ocoee Canopy Tour will take you through exciting zips and over bridges all along the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. Tree top towers overlook the Cherokee Mountains and National Forest, near the Ocoee River. The zip line guides insure your safety..... as much fun as possible!!!
7 locals recommend
Ocoee Ziplines
4599 U.S. 64
7 locals recommend
The Ocoee Canopy Tour will take you through exciting zips and over bridges all along the edge of the Cherokee National Forest. Tree top towers overlook the Cherokee Mountains and National Forest, near the Ocoee River. The zip line guides insure your safety..... as much fun as possible!!!
The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture.
9 locals recommend
Chattahoochee National Forest
9 locals recommend
The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests provide the finest outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources in Georgia. Featuring nearly 867,000 acres across 26 counties, thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, and dozens of campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities, these lands are rich in natural scenery, history and culture.
The Aska Trails Area is a 17-mile hiking and mountain biking trail system in the National Forest near Deep Gap on Aska Road in Blue Ridge. Trails range from one to 5.5 miles and vary in difficulty. Trails climb to 3,200 feet with views of mountain ridges and descend to the shores of Lake Blue Ridge. A hiker can expect to hike through forested areas with mature hardwoods and thickets of mountain laurel and rhododendron.
Aska Road
The Aska Trails Area is a 17-mile hiking and mountain biking trail system in the National Forest near Deep Gap on Aska Road in Blue Ridge. Trails range from one to 5.5 miles and vary in difficulty. Trails climb to 3,200 feet with views of mountain ridges and descend to the shores of Lake Blue Ridge. A hiker can expect to hike through forested areas with mature hardwoods and thickets of mountain laurel and rhododendron.
Pack the kids up for a trip to the new BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia, voted one of the Travel Channel’s Top Ten Toyland's. Beautifully situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this Southern Style home filled with Cabbage Patch Kids will capture the imagination of your entire family. ADMISSION IS FREE!
42 locals recommend
BabyLand General Hospital
300 NOK Dr
42 locals recommend
Pack the kids up for a trip to the new BabyLand General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia, voted one of the Travel Channel’s Top Ten Toyland's. Beautifully situated on 650 acres in the North Georgia Mountains, this Southern Style home filled with Cabbage Patch Kids will capture the imagination of your entire family. ADMISSION IS FREE!

Food scene

A great little place for an afternoon bite.
7 locals recommend
Rum Cake Lady Cuban Food Cafe Copperhill, TN
111 Ocoee St
7 locals recommend
A great little place for an afternoon bite.
Southern-inspired global cuisine.
102 locals recommend
Harvest on Main
576 East Main Street
102 locals recommend
Southern-inspired global cuisine.
Italian country-style dishes in an old-world atmosphere.
29 locals recommend
Cucina Rustica
76 Forge Mill Road
29 locals recommend
Italian country-style dishes in an old-world atmosphere.
The Black Sheep Restaurant Located in the Historic Butt House, Circa 1914, in Downtown Blue Ridge Georgia. New Americana menu, a “Wine Spectator” Recognized Wine list, and Exceptional Service all Set inside this Historically Inspired architectural Masterpiece make the Black Sheep One of the Most Recognizable Restaurants Anywhere in Georgia.
118 locals recommend
Black Sheep Restaurant
480 West Main Street
118 locals recommend
The Black Sheep Restaurant Located in the Historic Butt House, Circa 1914, in Downtown Blue Ridge Georgia. New Americana menu, a “Wine Spectator” Recognized Wine list, and Exceptional Service all Set inside this Historically Inspired architectural Masterpiece make the Black Sheep One of the Most Recognizable Restaurants Anywhere in Georgia.
Blue Ridge has been home to the Carroll family since the 1970s. Through the years, Tom Carroll has built a reputation for cooking great food. The Carroll's have always gathered over large meals, and Tom has been providing barbeque for those family events as well as various community events and fundraisers for over 20 years.
22 locals recommend
Carroll's Barbeque
39 Lance St
22 locals recommend
Blue Ridge has been home to the Carroll family since the 1970s. Through the years, Tom Carroll has built a reputation for cooking great food. The Carroll's have always gathered over large meals, and Tom has been providing barbeque for those family events as well as various community events and fundraisers for over 20 years.
The Pink Pig was originally built around 1950 as a country store and grist mill. It was later purchased by the Holloway family in 1967. Pit-cooked BBQ, Bud’s Original sauce, and homemade Brunswick Stew, slow-cooked in a cast iron pot, makes this restaurant a local icon and tourist treasure.
28 locals recommend
Pink Pig
824 Cherry Log Street
28 locals recommend
The Pink Pig was originally built around 1950 as a country store and grist mill. It was later purchased by the Holloway family in 1967. Pit-cooked BBQ, Bud’s Original sauce, and homemade Brunswick Stew, slow-cooked in a cast iron pot, makes this restaurant a local icon and tourist treasure.
Burra Burra On The River celebrates the Copper Basin region with an excellent selection of American food, craft beers, and wine. Come enjoy a meal on our riverside deck at the historic Riverwalk Shops.
19 locals recommend
Burra Burra on the River
100 Blue Ridge Drive
19 locals recommend
Burra Burra On The River celebrates the Copper Basin region with an excellent selection of American food, craft beers, and wine. Come enjoy a meal on our riverside deck at the historic Riverwalk Shops.
Mercier Orchards is a family & veteran-owned and operated apple orchard now in its 4th generation. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is now celebrating over 75 years of fruitful harvest! The combination of our U-PICK events, Bakery & Market Cafe, Market Store, and now our Farm Winery makes us a great choice for a day trip by yourself or with the family! Spend the day experiencing what makes us unique! We’re constantly improving our products and our store to give you the best experience that we can possibly offer.
214 locals recommend
Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
214 locals recommend
Mercier Orchards is a family & veteran-owned and operated apple orchard now in its 4th generation. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is now celebrating over 75 years of fruitful harvest! The combination of our U-PICK events, Bakery & Market Cafe, Market Store, and now our Farm Winery makes us a great choice for a day trip by yourself or with the family! Spend the day experiencing what makes us unique! We’re constantly improving our products and our store to give you the best experience that we can possibly offer.

Neighborhoods

Historic downtown Blue Ridge is a lively quaint town where you can come in from an outdoor adventure to savor a fine dining experience or micro brewery beer and burgers. Visitors can also enjoy boutique shopping, antiquing, and gallery hopping. Historic Downtown Blue Ridge has a sophisticated and cultural feel, with a friendliness that makes everyone feel welcome.
191 locals recommend
Blue Ridge
191 locals recommend
Historic downtown Blue Ridge is a lively quaint town where you can come in from an outdoor adventure to savor a fine dining experience or micro brewery beer and burgers. Visitors can also enjoy boutique shopping, antiquing, and gallery hopping. Historic Downtown Blue Ridge has a sophisticated and cultural feel, with a friendliness that makes everyone feel welcome.
Two rivers, two bridges, two towns and two states – the Copper Basin is "Too great for one state." As the destination for both the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and the Tennessee Valley Railroad, the twin towns of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee, are experiencing a revival -- with new shops, restaurants, parks and streetscapes. The Riverwalk Shops and new Chamber Visitor Center on the Toccoa River in McCaysville are two new "must do's" during your visit to the Basin. The Riverwalk has three restaurants on the river and 11 shops in a revitalized complex of buildings "Ponce Market" style.
31 locals recommend
McCaysville
31 locals recommend
Two rivers, two bridges, two towns and two states – the Copper Basin is "Too great for one state." As the destination for both the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and the Tennessee Valley Railroad, the twin towns of McCaysville, Georgia, and Copperhill, Tennessee, are experiencing a revival -- with new shops, restaurants, parks and streetscapes. The Riverwalk Shops and new Chamber Visitor Center on the Toccoa River in McCaysville are two new "must do's" during your visit to the Basin. The Riverwalk has three restaurants on the river and 11 shops in a revitalized complex of buildings "Ponce Market" style.
Helen is a mountain town in northeast Georgia. It's known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings.
257 locals recommend
Helen
257 locals recommend
Helen is a mountain town in northeast Georgia. It's known for its vineyards and Bavarian-style buildings.
Ellijay comes from the Cherokee language and means “new ground”. That is fitting today because Ellijay may not be well known to folks wanting to explore the mountains of North Georgia. The downtown area is becoming discovered by more and more people wanting to experience the small-town atmosphere. Downtown Ellijay can take you back to a time when things were slower and at the same time offer exciting experiences for everyone in the family.
89 locals recommend
Ellijay
89 locals recommend
Ellijay comes from the Cherokee language and means “new ground”. That is fitting today because Ellijay may not be well known to folks wanting to explore the mountains of North Georgia. The downtown area is becoming discovered by more and more people wanting to experience the small-town atmosphere. Downtown Ellijay can take you back to a time when things were slower and at the same time offer exciting experiences for everyone in the family.