5 Things to Do in Blue Ridge GA You Have to Try When You Visit
Blue Ridge, Georgia is home to incredible outdoor activities, shopping opportunities and more. When you stay in our tiny home and RV community at Waterside at Blue Ridge, you will be close to all the best things to do in the area. To help guarantee you have the best vacation, we’ve put together a list of 5 things to do in Blue Ridge GA that you have to try when you visit:
1. Spend the Day at Lake Blue Ridge
Lake Blue Ridge is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and offers hours of both relaxation and fun. When you stay in our community, you will be right on the lake! You’ll have lakefront access and can spend some time in our lakefront clubhouse. Lake Blue Ridge is one of Georgia’s most picturesque mountain lakes. Go for a swim in the crystal clear aquamarine waters, sit back and enjoy the view, or have some fun out on the water kayaking or jet skiing!
2. Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Another activity you definitely have to do while you’re here is ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a 26-mile journey through Blue Ridge, winding along the Toccoa River in vintage, climate-controlled or open-air rail cars. Your 4-hour ride begins at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, then you’ll have a 2-hour layover where you can eat lunch, shop for antiques and grab some ice cream, then you’ll enjoy the 1-hour return trip! There are great views and opportunities for fun on this journey.
3. Go Hiking
Blue Ridge is full of outdoor activities, and one of the best is hiking! Waterside at Blue Ridge is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, which has more than 450 miles of trails for you to explore. You will definitely want to try one of the gorgeous waterfall hikes! A popular waterfall hike is to Long Creek Falls along the Appalachian Trail. On your way to the falls, you will explore a lush valley before reaching the rushing cascade that flows under a forest canopy of hemlock, tulip polar and rhododendron.
Another great way to see the sights is to go ziplining! Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge offers a 1-hour zipline tour with 7 ziplines that range from 150 to 550 feet in length and a 2-hour zipline tour that has 13 multiple ziplines that range from 150 to 1,000 feet in length and 25-75 feet in height. You can see the Blue Ridge Mountains from a bird’s eye view as you zip into the valley and soar over pastures.
5. Browse the Local Shops & Restaurants
While there are countless outdoor adventures in Blue Ridge for you to try, you should also set aside some time to browse all the local shops and restaurants! Downtown Blue Ridge is full of specialty shops where you can find unique crafts and souvenirs to take back home and local restaurants where you can satisfy your appetite with mouth-watering meals. Whether you’re shopping for antiques or enjoying a Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tour, you will have a great time experiencing Blue Ridge!
When you visit the area, there is no better place to stay than our tiny home and RV community! At Waterside at Blue Ridge, we let you experience Blue Ridge in a whole new way through our amazing community amenities. Browse our rentals and book your stay today to be near all of these fun things to do in Blue Ridge GA.