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Planning a family vacation comes with its share of costs. Indeed, you must think about where to stay, what to eat, and what to do. Then, the bill grows without you realizing it. We want you to relax during your stay, sowe’ve compiled four of our favorite free things to do in North Georgia so you can have a more budget-friendly getaway. So, are you ready to start saving? Read on and take notes! 

Do you want to know what else is free? Our Vacation Guide! This exclusive planning tool will tell you where to find the top things to do, including local restaurants, events, shops, museums, outdoor adventures, and more. 

Make Your Vacation Budget-Friendly with These 4 Free Things to Do in North Georgia 


Hike the Appalachian Trail 

If you and your family members are nature lovers and love the thrill of the outdoors, then hiking is the best free thing to do in North Georgia! Did you know a section of the famous Appalachian Trail goes through our region? Hiking it will be a great accomplishment and a fun, budget-friendly adventure you can share 

Fish in the Toccoa River 

Another fun and free thing to do in North Georgia is to go fishing! Blue Ridge and Ellijay are surrounded by stunning natural areas and wild rivers filled with fish. Bring your fishing rod and baits and try your luck at the Toccoa River! There’s nothing like sitting on a rock by the water and listening to the soothing sound of the stream.  

Visit the Old Sautee Store & Museum 

Do you want to travel back in time during your stay? Head over to the Old Sautee Store and Museum! Entrance is free, but the products aren’t. There, you’ll discover the wonderful and immaculate world of the 19th century. The storeitself was built over 150 years ago and features a variety of displays and small exhibitions, as well as delicious local productslike jam, cheese, sandwiches, and more. 

Mercier Orchards 

One of our favorite family activities in North Georgia is to visit the Mercier Orchards! It’s particularly ideal if you are coming to our region in the fall when apple picking is happening. Entrance to the orchards is free, but you might have to spend money on products or tasting. Enjoy scenic tractor tours, U-pick for seasonal fruits (blueberries, apples, or even strawberries), and try their homemade pies and cider! 

Make the Most of Cabin Life in North Georgia 

Now that you know all the marvelous free things you can enjoy during your stay in North Georgia, it’s time to find the ideal place to stay. Would you like to unwind in a high-end cabin in the woods? At Morning Breeze Cabin Rentals, we offer a wide selection of properties to help you choose the perfect one for you and your loved onesDo you prefer to stay by the river and let the breeze coming from the water cool you down? Or, do you prefer to gaze at stellar mountain views when you wake up and sip your coffee on a spacious deck? We have it all in store for you!