Summer Vacation: Fun Things For Kids To Do In Blue Ridge

Summer vacation is around the corner, now is the perfect time to plan fun activities for the kids!

Let's start with what the kids really want...CANDY!  Visit Huck's General Store and let them fill their bucket with "penny candy".  Don't worry parents, you will have a nostalgia moment when you crack open a Nehi. Or that NuGrape Soda.  Feel free to have an open discussion on which is better and why.  There are plenty of other items to peruse while your child makes the hardest decision of it's life ever, what candy to select.


Upon satisfaction with candy acquisition, head over to ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.  Wind along the beautiful Toccoa River in your choice of vintage, climate controlled rail cars or open-air rail cars arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. The trips usually take about 4 hours, just enough time to come down from the sugar high from Huck's.


Looking for a little something for everyone? The Lilly Pad Village has mini golf, gem mining, fishing and more.  The gem mining is under cover if the weather isn't behaving at its best.  Fishing is catch and release. Sure, name that Catfish (Fishy is a perfect name) and make it an honorary member the family.  Take selfies with Fishy.  Quickly!  Then back Fishy will go to live a long and fruitful life under the water.


Experience a Drive-In movie at the Swan! Blow your kids minds with the fact that this theatre has been operating since 1955.  Have them do the math on that.  It's been around as long as Granny.  The Swan Drive-In is one of only four operating Drive-In's remaining in the state of Georgia.


Swimming, paddleboarding, Pontoon boats, kayaking and more.  Lake Blue Ridge  can offer you and the kiddos all of the adventure you seek or a relaxing day lakeside. 80% of Lake Blue Ridge shoreline is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. This will also give your a kids a place to showcase what they learned during those swim lessons that they didn't want to take, but then didn't want to admit that they actually loved.