The Blue Ridge Mountains are the perfect fall destination for the whole family! Blue Ridge gets involved in the fall season with the help of local orchards, vineyards, hiking trails, festivals, downtown attractions, and more! You don’t want to miss out on these 10 Activities to do during the fall season in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
10. Chasing Waterfalls – Don't Expect Me Home Anytime Soon
The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to dozens of waterfalls that have accessible hiking trails for all skill sets and will satisfy the avid adventurer or outdoorsman. Take your time, enjoy the fall colors, and bring your camera because you’ll want to capture every moment of these majestic falls and meandering trails.
Amicalola Falls State Park is home to the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. The drop is approximately 729 feet with seven cascades.
Another highly recommended fall to visit is Long Creek Falls. If you're up for a little hiking and a magnificent view at your destination, the Long Creek Falls is worth the trip. At the heart of three Forks meeting the Appalachian, Benton Mackaye, and Duncan Ridge trails you have plenty of outdoor fun for the day!
9. Travel by Train on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
All aboard! Located in downtown Blue Ridge this Scenic Railway is an excellent excursion for the whole family to enjoy. The train takes you through the foothills of the North Georgia countryside exploring local towns, history on the expansion of this area, and of course the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
8. Hit the Trails on Horseback
Love horses? There are several stables to choose from for a relaxing ride on horseback through the trails of the North Georgia Mountains. Take a guided tour, from your choice of skilled or beginner level trails and horses for the whole family to feel comfortable on. Horseback riding is a fun way to explore the trails and views of Blue Ridge with experienced tour guides to make your trip to the stables a memorable experience.
7. Visit the Local Vineyards/Breweries - It’s Always Time for Wine, Right?
Spend the day visiting our local wineries and breweries, tasting and shopping makes for a relaxing day in the mountains. Visit the Bear Claw Vineyards and Mercier Orchard for authentic flavors and home-grown products, local shopping, and incredible views. Interested in Breweries? Don’t worry I didn’t forget about those, check out Fannin Brewing Company, and Grumpy Old Men Brewing I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Both sharing in their unique flavors and styled flare these Breweries are a regular destination stop here in Blue Ridge. Find more locations here.
6. Shop ‘till You Drop in Downtown Blue Ridge
Get your shopping face on and spend the day in downtown Blue Ridge shopping boutiques, souvenirs, sweets, gifts, specialty items, and more! Enjoy the fresh fall air as you wander the shops on our downtown strip in the heart of Blue Ridge. Don’t worry sandwiched between the shops are staple restaurants that locals and tourists alike can’t get enough of. Be sure to check out the dining and get the full experience of southern hospitality on the streets of our historic downtown.
5. Zoom through the Air! Zipline and More at the Blue Ridge Adventure Center
Schedule your next adventure for the whole family at the Blue Ridge Adventure Center. Glide through the mountains on a zipline through the mountains or wander a challenging obstacle course 15 to 50 feet in the air! If you are fearless when it comes to heights this is a fun-filled day that’ll have you planning your next visit before the day’s end!
4. Fishing & Hunting in Blue Ridge - Can’t Forget Your Fishing Pole!
Blue Ridge is surrounded by excellent opportunities for fishing and hunting, expansive forests, a handful of lakes to choose from, countless rivers named and unnamed that run through the countryside all primed for exciting sport. Blue Ridge is known as the Trout Capital of Georgia. Get all the information here.
3. Did I Mention Hiking?
There are countless opportunities for hiking in the great outdoors of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you are hiking to seek the great waterfalls, or just interested in hiking to the tallest peaks, we’ve got dozens of trails in Blue Ridge and surrounding areas. Prefer to take the road less traveled on a mountain bike? We got trails for that too!
2. Carriage Rides & Farm Tours
Looking for an adventure that gets you in the full spirit of Fall Vibes for this autumn season? Check out Daffodil Hill Farm and Carriage. Feed the fainting goats, wander the field of flowers, and get pictures of the waterfall on this beautiful property. They have private carriage rides and tours of the farm and so much more. Be sure to bundle up for a relaxing adventure in the great outdoors!
1. Helicopter Tours – Count Me In!
Want a bird’s eye view of the fall leaves and the mountains of Blue Ridge? Here’s your chance! Tour from the skies and experience views like none before. Find out more here.
These are just 10 of the many exciting things to do here in the town of Blue Ridge and surrounding areas. Not from this area? That’s okay, rent a luxury cabin, with Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals to get the full experience with family and friends. Book a lifetime of memories, and exhilarating adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains today!