Sunny Days Ahead – Plan Your Summer Vacay in Blue Ridge!
May through August brings warm weather, sunny skies and plenty of opportunities to get out and about in the Trout Capital of Georgia. From lazy days on Lake Blue Ridge with the family to new discoveries on the many hiking trails around Fannin County, there’s no shortage of things to do and sights to see while you’re in town. For that reason, we’ve put together a quick Blue Ridge summer activities guide for you to use when planning your summer trip to the mountains for a vacation full of fun and excitement!
Float the Toccoa River
Nothing epitomizes a summer day in Blue Ridge like tubing down the Toccoa River. Perfect for couples, families, and children too young to go whitewater rafting, there are several tubing companies in Blue Ridge that specialize in this relaxing outdoor adventure, like Toccoa Wilderness Tubing and Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking. You can even choose to ditch the inner tube and opt for a kayak or funyak (great for beginners) if you’re looking to add a little speed
View Breathtaking Waterfalls
There’s something special about seeing a waterfall in all of its natural glory, and there’s plenty of places where you can view these incredible water features throughout Blue Ridge. From easy-to-access spots like Fall Branch Falls located along the Benton MacKaye Trail to locations that require longer hikes like Jacks River Falls, there are dozens of opportunities to explore. Do yourself a favor and download the Water Adventure self-guided map from blueridgemountains.com to help plan your day out in nature.
Enjoy a Summer Evening on the Town
What would a trip to Blue Ridge be without at least one night on the town? Break out the nice clothes, splash some cologne or perfume on and make sure to take a trip to Downtown Blue Ridge this summer! The restaurant scene booms during the summer months, and Blue Ridge nightlife comes alive. Swing by Black Sheep for drinks and apps, pop over to the Boro Inn or the Blue Coyote Bar & Grill for some live music and end the evening with a delicious dinner at Harvest on Main or Treo. Many Blue Ridge cabin rentals are only a short driving distance from the Downtown district, but if you have had a little too much fun, there are several great transportation services to choose from if you need a friendly ride home.
Try a Zipline or Canopy Tour
If a lazy day on the Toccoa River doesn’t fill your need for an adrenaline rush, why not try a zipline tour in Blue Ridge? Challenge yourself dozens of feet in the air above the treetops, as you work your way between zipline platforms and take in the beauty of summer with the air whipping through your hair. You will find a handful of great zipline companies in North Georgia, many of which offer group rates and combo packages for those looking to make the most out of their summer in Blue Ridge.
Book Your Cabin Rental in Blue Ridge Now for the Best Selection of Properties
As we mentioned at the start of this guide, summertime in Blue Ridge is the most popular time of the year for a getaway vacation to the mountains. Because this time of the year is so popular, the chances of booking a Blue Ridge cabin rental once summer hits are slim! That’s why we recommend you reserve your dates NOW, while there’s still availability! Whether you’re looking to book a secluded cabin near National Forest Territory or need a large cabin just feet from Lake Blue Ridge, there’s plenty of amazing properties to choose from before the summer season hits.
Looking for more Blue Ridge Summer Activities? Check out our local area Resource Guide!