Local Area Guide: Things to Do / Activities / Attractions
Make the most of your Blue Ridge vacation. Check out our guide to the area's best whitewater rafting, scenic train rides, biking, ziplines, wine and more!
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One of our more popular activities is River Rafting. Approximately 300,000 people raft down the Ocoee every year. Mountain Escapes has more properties that are within 20 minutes of the most popular Ocoee Rafting Outfitters.
Just as popular as River Rafting; the water sport known as Kayaking is another great way to enjoy our rivers. Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking offers top-of-the-line, high-quality Tubes and single/tandem Kayaks 7 days a week. Paddle, glide, or just float down the beautiful Toccoa River and back to Copperhill Tennessee and pass under two beautiful bridges and through the heart of McCaysville City in Georgia.
One of the less-strenuous activities you can enjoy while on vacation is a Scenic Train Ride. Admire the rolling mountain scenery along the North Georgia, Blue Ridge Georgia, and Ocoee River Tennessee train routes. Take a relaxing journey on either the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway or The Hiwassee Gorge Train Excursion.
Escape To The Beautiful Mountains Of North Georgia And Take A Relaxing Train Ride On Either Of The Train Excursions In Blue Ridge Or The Hiwassee Gorge. Most Of Our Cabins Are Convenient To The Scenic Train Rides Of The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
An exciting activity that is sure to thrill adrenaline junkies is a breathtaking Zipline and Canopy Tour. Zoom and fly across the forest canopy at high speeds suspended only by a single cable. We can recommend companies that can offer you this one-of-a-kind experience.
Don`t want to Raft? Try Toccoa River Tubing in North Georgia, Blue Ridge Georgia and Ocoee River Tennessee areas. Escape to the beautiful mountains of north Georgia in Blue Ridge and the Ocoee River area. Mountain Escapes offers a wide variety of affordable cabins and properties to choose from. Most of our properties are convenient to the Ocoee River and the activities and festivals in Blue Ridge.
The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to the Tanasi Trail System and the Cohutta Wilderness; both of which are excellent and beautiful bike trails. In fact, the Cohutta Wilderness is the venue for the annual Cohutta 100-mile Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Challenge is held. There are also other, shorter trails can be found on portions of these trail systems. Come and ride some of the best biking trails in the Southeast.
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Another popular activity that we offer is hiking. The Tanasi Trail System boasts over 20 miles of trails; each with its own unique characteristics: take the 2.4-mile Old Copper Trail for a hike with a dash of history, the relatively easy 1-mile hike around the Olympic course at the Whitewater Center, or take a fast-paced 1.5-mile mountain bike ride on the Thunder Rock Express. Whether you`re a hiker or a biker, there`s a trail and path just for you.
One of the slower-paced and more leisurely activities you can enjoy is Guided Trout Fishing. The Toccoa River makes for a great fishing spot that is nestled among the rustic mountains. The company we recommend; Sharper Bites, supplies all of the gear you`ll need, and caters to individuals and groups looking to indulge in some fly fishing with a Gourmet lunch.
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Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking offers top of the line tubes as well as single and tandem kayaks. Your adventure will begin at your choice of three destination spots. You can paddle, glide or just float down the beautiful Toccoa River and back to us in Copperhill Tennessee. You will cruise beneath two beautiful bridges, through two different states and through the heart of the city of McCaysville Georgia. Take your time and enjoy the ride or paddle your heart out, either way, we guarantee you will love the ride and the beauty of the river and surrounding scenery.