#1 – Picnic & Movies in the Orchard

Bring your blankets and pillows, and settle in on the hillside above Poplar Holler for monthly movie nights under the stars. Or, stop by any time at the old apple barn (now an herbal apothecary shop), swap some stories, and pick up some home baked goods from Mae’s kitchen. Farm tours, picnics, U-pick, festivals, music and workshops also await you throughout the year.

Deep Roots Orchard

2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville, GA 30555

Folk Apothics

2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville, GA 30555
Gem mining at Lilly Pad Village in Blue Ridge, Georgia

#2 – 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

#3 – Paddle Faster

Pick your paddle — kayak, canoe or raft — and our experienced local outfitters will get you pointed downstream! Prefer not to “work” on your vacation? Rent a tube, kick up your feet and enjoy a lazy float down the beautiful Toccoa River.

Aska Adventure Kayaking

8436 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking

56 North River Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitters

15 Black Ankle road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Welcome aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, GA

Toccoa Valley Campground

11481 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Double zipline fun with Ocoee Canopy Tours in Ducktown, TN

#4 – All Aboard

Call this the cool little train that could! You’ll find this cute mini-train cruising the state line downtowns of Copperhill, Tenn., and McCaysville, Ga. You can take a tour along the scenic Toccoa River with photo ops, or catch a ride back in time with a trip to the Ducktown Basin Mining Museum and the old Tennessee Copper Company. The Copper Express runs Thursdays through Sundays, with other days available by reservation.

The Copper Express

Tooting around the Copper Basin!


#4 – Climb Higher

Experience high-flying fun at Blue Ridge Adventure Park, where you’ll surf the “Flying Kayak” and tackle obstacles while 30 feet in the air. Or, experience the mountains from the treetops with Ocoee Ziplines & Canopy Tours or Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge (be sure to ask about raft & zip combos for a full day of adventure).

Blue Ridge Adventure Park

2087 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Ocoee Ziplines & Canopy Tour

4599 US Hwy. 64, Copperhill, TN 37317

Zip Blue Ridge

2087 East First Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Zipline fun at Ocoee Canopy Tours in Ducktown, TN