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It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy in the North Georgia mountains! As temperatures rise, everybody is in search of the best ways to stay cool in Blue Ridge this summer. There’s nothing more refreshing than taking a dip in the water, enjoying an ice cream cone, or tubing down the Toccoa River on a hot day. We’ve outlined some of our favorite ways to cool off from the heat.  

For more local suggestions for things to do during your summer vacation, be sure to request a free copy of our Vacation Guide! We cover everything from must-visit attractions to fantastic dining options. 

Ways to Stay Cool in Blue Ridge This Summer  

Make a Splash with Whitewater Activities  

Get your heart racing and enjoy the welcome splash of cool water when you go whitewater rafting in the summertime! From high-energy rapids to smaller swells, there are whitewater trips for everyone, regardless of your experience level. These are just a couple of our favorite outfitters and rafting companies with the best experiences in the area:  

Kick Back and Relax with a Floating Trip  

If you’re not quite up for something as thrilling as whitewater rafting but would still like to get out on the water, consider tubing down one of the many rivers that flow through the Georgia Mountains. There are plenty of great opportunities for tubing in Blue Ridge. It’s the perfect way to beat the heat while enjoying the fresh air in the great outdoors! There is no better way to spend time with the whole family. Consider these outfitters: 

Take a Boat out on One of the Local Lakes  

Nothing says "vacation,” quite like taking a boat out on a lake! Whether you’re renting a boat or bringing your own, you’ll find plenty of beautiful lakes in North Georgia that are perfect for a day out on the water! Feel the breeze on your face as you maneuver across the body of water. Then, stop for a swim! The entire family will have a blast on some of the following lakes: 

Reward Yourself with aIce-Cold Treat   

The Blue Ridge Mountains have a variety of cold treats that the whole family will love. After a busy day out in the sun, cool off with a delicious ice cream cone, ice-cold beer, or even a snow cone! Some of our favorite spots include: 

Additional Summer Vacation Planning Resources  

If you need more help planning your visit, take a minute to review some of the following blogs! You’ll find thoughtful recommendations for things to do in North Georgia, including waterfall hikes, fishing, and staying safe in the sun! 

Make the Most of Your Blue Ridge Summer Vacation in a Beautiful Cabin  


Now that you know all about the best ways to stay cool in Blue Ridge this summer, it’s time to start planning your trip! Start by 

reserving your dream cabin through Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals. We offer a premium selection of cabins with gorgeous views of the mountains or the river. Additionally, our modern amenities and beautiful décor are a breath of fresh air. Whether you’re searching for a place to stay with your pup or a cabin with fishing access to call home during your visit, you’re in for a treat when you stay with us. 

Check our availability and reserve your ideal cabin today!