#1 – Rock Out

When is a bucket of dirt more than … well, a bucket of dirt? When it’s loaded with gems! Tap your inner prospector and join the hunt for gemstones — including moonstone, orange calcite, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, emerald and kid-favorite dalmatian jasper.

Aska Gem Mining

8436 Aska Rd, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513

Cohutta Cove Mini Golf

64 Dunbarton Farm Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Lilly Pad Village

24 Adelaide Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

WagonMaster Adventure Ranch

359 Adventure Ranch Road, Murphy, NC 28906

#2 – Take a Spin

Experience Blue Ridge by bike with a local tour from Blue Ridge Electric Bikes. Their easy-to-ride electric- assisted bikes are perfect for tackling in-town hills or off-road trails. You can rent by the hour, day or week, too. Or, keep it simple and head over to the Fannin County Park or the old Lake Blue Ridge Campground on Dry Branch Road. There, you can choose a comfy cruiser from the automated bike rack using the Movatic app.

Pedego Blue Ridge/Blue Ridge Electric Fun

257 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Blue Ridge Fun Bike

Fannin County Park, 370 Tom Boyd Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Lake Blue Ridge Day-Use Area, Dry Branch Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#3 – Paddle Thru Fall

Now’s your last chance for whitewater adventure: rafting ends Nov. 1 on both the Ocoee and Chattooga Rivers. Fall is prime time for rafting, with water temperatures in the 70s and the weather still a mild 65-70 degrees. At the same time, the rivers are much less crowded, and you’ll get to see the leaves in all their autumn splendor.

Whitewater rafting on the Olympic rated Ocoee River with RaftOne of Ducktown, TN


4599 Highway 64 West, Ducktown, TN 37326

Southeastern Expeditions

7350 Hwy 76 E, Clayton, GA 30525

Tank Town USA

10408 Appalachian Highway, Morganton, GA 30560

#4 – Shoot ’em Up

Tank Town has added some firepower to the menu with an M-1919 machine gun. Sign up for 100 rounds of fully automatic fun. Then, thunder around the track in a fully functional tank. There are plenty of bumps, dips and humps (and if it’s rained recently … mud!). Add a car crush to your adventure and flatten a car with 17 tons of military steel. Hooah!

#5 – Pick Some, Sip Some

Fall is apple pickin’ and cider sippin’ time. While the U-pick farm is closed right now, you can still pick up a bushel (and plenty of other goodies!) in the farm market. There’s also a tasting room featuring orchard-fresh hard cider and local wines, so be sure to swing by for a sip to choose your favorite.

Fall is apple picking time at Mercier Orchards and Mountain View Orchards

Mercier Orchards

8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513