Vacation Rental Log Cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia

  Tubing on the Toccoa River  

One of the best features of the River Ridge Lodge is tubing down the Toccoa River.  This is a slow meandering river that is ideal for children and will provide hours of pleasure.  Below are a few of the places where you can rent tubes.   

 Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
 Aunt B's Toccoa Wilderness Outposton Aska Road ...5 minutes from River Ridge Lodge 706-258-3717
 Toccoa River Canoe Trail 17.3 miles of river from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Lake Blue Ridge  Toccoa Ranger District 
 Canoe Rentals Toccoa Valley Campground 1141 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 706-838-4317
Rolling Thunder River Company McCaysville, GA 800-408-7238

     White Water Rafting click video

 Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
 Eagle RanchMcCaysville,GA  800-288-3245 
 Ocoee Adventure CenterDucktown, TN  800-251-4800
 Ocoee RaftingDucktown, TN  800-251-4800
 Rolling Thunder River Company McCaysville, GA 800-408-7238
 Southeastern Expeditions Ocoee, TN 800-868-7238
 Wildwater, LTD Ducktown, TN 800-451-9972

     Fishing & Outdoor Guides click video

Some of the best trout fishing can be found on the Toccoa River.  You can fish directly from the River Ridge Lodge riverbank

     Canoeing click video

Company/Trails & link to websitesAddress / LocationTelephone      
Canoe RentalsToccoa Valley Campground 1141 Aska Road, Blue Ridge 706-838-4317
 Toccoa River Canoe Trail17.3 miles of river from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Lake Blue Ridge in the Toccoa Ranger District 

   Boating on Lake Blue Ridge

Tubing Lake Blue Ridge     click video

Lake Blue Ridge is a 3290 acre lake, with over 100 miles of shoreline.  The surrounding area has over 90 National Forest campsites, several boat ramps, a full service marina and public swimming and picnic areas.  Lake Blue Ridge is the only small mouth bass lake and muskie lake in Georgia

    Picnics 

 Chattahoochee National Forest 

Georgia State Parks and Historical Sites click video

Camping Trails & link to website     Address / LocationTelephone      
Toccoa Ranger District  
706-632-3031
     Copper Creek17 units on Copper Creek, fishing, hiking trails and picnic area
     Deep Hole8 units on the Toccoa River, fishing deck, canoe launch. picnic area
     Frank Gross9 units on Rock Creek, near Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery and picnic area
      Mulky11 units on Copper Creek, picnic area
     Lake Blue Ridge56 units on Lake Blue Ridge, picnic area 
      Morgantown Point Campground, 43 units, hot showers, picnic pavillon for rent, public beach and boat ramp. 

     ATV's - Trucks - Tanks

ATV Park & Rentals Moto Mountain Park 

Drive a Tank, Crash a Car or Heavy Equipment Operator for the Day at Tank Town USA

Family Off Road Fun at SuperTruxxx

ATV TRAILS click on this link to Georgia ORV Adventures

Beasley Knob  click video ATV Trails           Tellico Trails click video North Carolina ORV

 ATV Trails InformationDirections
Davenport ATV Trail

Davenport ATV Trail - 5 miles SUITABLE FOR - ATV's and motorcycles Riders must stay on the ATV trail; cross-country riding or riding on the main road are not allowed. This trail has an EASY section, which is recommended for young or inexperienced riders. There are also sections marked as MORE DIFFICULT and MOST DIFFICULT.

Contact Brasstown Ranger District for information on the two trails listed below. 706-745-6928 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Davenport ATV Trail - 5 miles SUITABLE FOR - ATV's and Maps are available at the District office. Directions : Beginning at the traffic light at the intersection of U.S. 76/APD Hwy 515 and U.S. 19/129, go west on U.S. 76/APD Hwy 515 for 7.0 miles. Turn right onto GA 325 and go 2.3 miles to the STOP sign. Turn left, still on GA 325, and go 2.5 miles until you see a Christmas tree farm on the right. Go another 0.3 miles and turn right onto Davenport Mountain Road. At the foot of the hill, turn right onto Forest Service Road #143. Follow the gravel road 1.1 miles to the parking lot on your right. The ATV trail begins at the back end of the parking lot. Beasley Knob ATV Trail - 10.8 miles
Beasley Knob ATV Trail

SUITABLE FOR - Four-wheel drive vehicles, ATV's and motorcycles.  Many of the trails within this area are classed as difficult to most difficult. This area is recommended for experienced riders only.

Contact Brasstown Ranger District for information on the two trails listed below. 706-745-6928 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

 

Directions :There are two parking areas from which to enter the ORV area. Beginning on US 76/APD Hwy. 515 in front of the Blairsville Post Office, go east for 0.7 mile. Turn right onto Windy Hill Road, a paved road. At 0.7 mile when Windy Hill curves sharply to the left, go straight onto a gravel road. After 0.1 mile, turn left onto a narrow gravel road, Forest Service Road #851. Continue on this 0.8 mile to the ORV Area parking lot. Beginning on US 76/APD Hwy. 515 in front of the Blairsville Post Office, go east for 3.4 miles. Turn right just before two large propane tanks onto Rosemary Lane, which is also Forest Service Road #93. At the first fork, go left. At the second fork go right. Follow the road to the parking lot at the end, a total of 1.6 miles.

 Tellico North Carolina Trails Offering 40 miles of trails, Upper Tellico’s 8,000 acres are known for great four wheeling. The Tellico River crosses this high elevation basin’s rugged, steep terrain. Most trails are open to all types of off-highway vehicles; one trail is restricted to all-terrain vehicles only. Many trails are rough and challenging, requiring front and rear tow hooks, special tires, and other features on 4-wheel drive vehicles. Only the access road is rated as “easy.” Upper Tellico is on the Tennessee State line about 13 miles north of Murphy. For information on riding on National Forest land go to www.fs.fed.us/conf/ and click on recreational information on there home page then click on atv trails. It is one of only a few areas in the National Forest in North Carolina where off-road vehicles may be used. The trails are open to all uses-trail bikes, all-terrain vehicles, and four-wheel drive vehicles-except one trail that's open to ATV use only. Call 828-837-5152 for more information about Tellico North Carolina Trails

     Sporting Clays & Bird Hunting

Noontootla Creek Farms   Directions: Take Aska Road east from Blue Ridge (15 + miles) At the end of Aska Road, turn right on Newport Road,Follow Newport Rd. nearly to the end of the road (a "T" intersection). The Noontootla Creek Farmhouse is the first house on the left (ranch-style home, driveway on each side of the house, big enclosed front porch). There is an NCF sign in the yard next to the road.

 

  Hiking Trails 

Aska Adventure Area:  River Ridge Lodge is located in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area. The Aska Trails Area is a 17 mile hiking-mountain biking trail system developed on Chattahoochee National Forest lands near Deep Gap on Aska Road in Blue Ridge. Trails range in length from 1 to 5.5 miles and are open to the public all year round.

Hiking Bluer Ridge Lake:  Lake Blue Ridge Trail (.6 miles) This is the perfect trail for a family day outing. Bring along a picnic and hike along the gorgeous Lake Blue Ridge. This loop trail follows the shoreline of Lake Blue Ridge and offers a beautiful view of the lake. It is flat and a good trail for families with young children.
Directions:   From Blue Ridge, take Old U.S. 76 east for 1.5 miles to Dry Branch Road. Turn right and go 3 miles to the entrance of the Blue Ridge Recreation Area. The trail begins and ends in the picnic area.

GeoCaching

Geo-Caching Sites near River Ridge LodgeGeocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache as we have tons of great GeoCache Sites and some within walking distance of the cabin in the Aska Adventure Area.  Geocaching is great fun for familes that enjoy hiking and what can be more exciting than to be looking for treasures on vacation! 

To located a GeoCache site click on the official website Official Geocaching Website  

Never heard of GeoCaching Before ???  To View GeoCaching in Action click here YouTubeVideo 


     Mountain Biking click video

The Aska Adventure Area has wonderful areas for mountain biking

     Horseback Riding

 Company & Informational links to websites          Address / LocationTelephone      
Adventure Trail RidesCashes Valley,GA706-258-2276
Blanche Manor RanchCopperhill, TN706-455-7433
Double D Trail RidesBlue Ridge GA706-632-6975 or 770-957-7053
Eagle RanchCopperhill, TN800-288-3245
Horse and Mule TrailsGeorgia Trails Website
Horse RentalsNational Website 

     Blue Ridge Community Theater

Swan Drive-in Movie Theater 

     Golfing

Company & link to websites                                                        Address / LocationTelephone          
Brasstown Valley Resort 6321 US HWY 76 Young Harris, GA 30582 (706) 379-4613
Butternut Creek Golf Course 

Hwy 19 & 129 North Blairsville, GA 30512

18 Hole 6536 yd golf Course. Bent grass greens & Bermuda fairways. Open year round with a full stocked pro shop & Putting greens.

706-439-6076 or 1-877-745-5153
 Copper Basin Golf Club

11933 Hwy 64 Copperhill, TN. 37317

Prices include Tax & Cart 9 Hole ( 2 set's of T's) Par 71 Driving Range and Practice Greens. M-TH 18 Holes

423-496-3579
Whitepath Golf Club

1156 Shenandoah Drive Ellijay, GA. 30540

18 Hole Mountain Golf Course. 6,400 Yards Bent grass greens with Bermuda fairways, Driving range

706-276-3080

     Hayrides & Apple Orchards 

Take a 30 minute wagon ride through a working apple orchard is followed by a fireside dinner where local musicians bring a taste of the mountains and our local culture to your family. The dinner at the campfire consists of homemade chili, cornbread, soda, water, and homemade dessert, as well as hot dogs and marshmallows for roasting. After dinner, you can end the evening with a game of horseshoes next to the fire. The entire evening usually lasts about 1 1/2 hours and is held an hour before nightfall yearlong. This activity is great for large groups who want to enjoy a campfire dinner with entertainment. They need a minimum of 8 people to have a hayride, but willl try to combine smaller families together to reach the required minimum number.

       Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Train  click video

   Restaurants in Blue Ridge

Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
Serenity Garden Cafe657 E Main Street Blue Ridge, GA706-258-4949
Cross Creek Grille5771 Appalachian Hwy, Blue Ridge GA 
706- 632-3999
Victorian House Restaurant224 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA  click video706-258-2275
Toccoa Riverside

8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA (great cafe close to the River Ridge Lodge)

706-632-7891
Indigo Hills3365 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA (Catering available)706-632-Food
Blue Ridge Mountain BBQ3870 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA706-632-6996

  Shopping downtown Blue Ridge click video

Antique Shopping.  Blue Ridge, Georgia has been called the antique captiol of the world.  Serious antique shoppers can spend hours or days snooping through a growing number of shops and antique malls from Blue Ridge to McCaysville and back. Blue Ridge's Main Street is dotted with unique specialty shops, galleries and eateries from one end to the other.

Some of our favorite Downtown Merhants Location Phone
 High Country Art & Antiques 715 E. Main Street 706-632-6882
 Blue Ridge Antiques733 E. Main Street  706-632-7871
 Sycamore Crossing Antiques531 E. Main Street 706-632-3366
 Angelina's Italian Gourmet Market & Delicatessen3640 East First Street  706-632-3354
 Betty's Distinctive Linens & Vintage Boutique  611 East Main Street  706-632-7631
 Mountain Holly Quilters 801 East Main Street 706-258-1123
 Three Sisters Fudge  661 East Main Street 706-258-4574

   

     Helen, Georgia click video

Helen, Georgia, is just about an hour's drive from Blue Ridge and it is well worth the trip.   The charming little Bavarian town is a one of a kind - Must See!   It is a small, quaint, but very active Alpine Village for people of all ages.  With over 200 shops, Helen is a shopper's paradise with crafts, antiques, ethnic specialists and collectibles. There are craftsmen at work and imports from around the world. You may choose to visit the amusement park, pan for gold and gems, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or enjoy international diningIf you are visiting in October be sure to make a point to see the Oktoberfest.


         Civil War Sites & Museums, Georgia

 

  Blue Ridge Wineries click video

Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
Crane Creek Winery & Vineyards

916 Crane Creek Road, Young Harris, GA 706.379.1236
Frogtown Cellars

700 Ridge Point Dr. Dahlonega, GA 706.865.0687
Habersham Winery & Vineyard

7025 S. Main St. Helen, GA
770-983-973
Three Sisters Vineyard & Winery

439 Vineyard Way Dahlonega

706-865-9463
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery

180 Wolf Mountain Trail Dahlonega, GA
706-867-9862


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Company & link to websites                Address / LocationTelephone      
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Train

Train depot is located in downtown Blue Ridge 

800-934-1898

 Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
Mountain View Apple Orchard

2984 Mobile Road, Blue Ridge, GA

706-455-7433
Mercier Orchards

8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge GA

Southern Living Magazine's favorite roadside apple market

706-632-3411

 Company & link to website               Address / LocationTelephone      
Swan Drive-in Movie Theater

651 Summit Street, Blue Ridge

Catch a movie under the stars! This Drive-In was established in 1955!

1-888-469-1955

 Company & link to website   Address / LocationTelephone      
Blue Ridge Community Theater

11 Mountain Street, Blue Ridge, GA

706-632-9223

 Cycle Company Address / LocationTelephone      
South Cycle Shop
Cycle South
544 East Main Street Suite 3, Blue Ridge, GA

706-632-3533

866- 660-2881


 Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
Lake Blue Ridge Marina 

335 Marina Drive, Blue Ridge, GA

Pontoon boats,Jet skis,Seadoos, can be rented here

 706-632-2618
 Young Harris Water SportsSpecalizing in Jet Skis 706-379-9619
 U.S. Forest Service Boat Ramps   706-632-3031

 Company & link to websites     Address / LocationTelephone      
Ocoee Adventure Area  Copperhill, TN888-732-8622
Eagle Ranch  Copperhill, TN800-288-3245
 Team FlightBlue Ridge, GA706-632-4449
Unicoi OutfittersBlue Ridge, GA706-632-1880
 Fishing LicenseBrowns Feed & Western Store 55 Mountain Street Blue Ridge, GA 706-632-2508
 Fannin Welcome Center Blue Ride Chamber of Commerce 3990 Applachian Hwy Blue Ridge, GA

 1-800-899-6867