North Georgia offers many wonderful family friendly activities that the entire family will enjoy! Vacationing in the North Georgia Mountains is always a wonderful experience for couples or even with a group of friends but have you ever thought about bringing the whole family next time. There are tons of fun activities in the beautiful Georgia Mountains for those little ones to enjoy and even those “tweens” who’d rather not hang out with mom and dad. Most of us who grew up prior to cell phones remember how much fun it was to spend a day with the family engaging in enjoyable and amusing activities which created tons of memories and laughs for the entire family. Well here is your opportunity to both visit the enchanting mountains of North Georgia and spend some quality time with the family. Here are our top picks for a day of fun and adventure with the entire family.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
World famous and well worth the money, the scenic railway departs from the heart of historic downtown Blue Ridge, GA and runs through the valleys and along the river until it arrives for a lunch stop in Copperhill, TN. Special fall color runs are the first to sell out and the Christmas light trip is something you really should see!
Cohutta Mini Golf
64 Dunbarton Farm Rd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
4115 East 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Local bowling alley & fun hangout. Arcade games & cosmic bowling on the weekends!
Huck’s General Store
500 East Main Street, Ste 201, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Nostalgic general stores, stocked with everything from old-fashioned candies to toys.
Historic Downtown Blue Ridge Park
East Main Street, Downtown Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Beautiful city park in the heart of the downtown shopping district with playground equipment, picnic tables, and an amazing bear sculpture. Site of the annual Christmas tree lighting and numerous year round local festivals.
The Lily Pad Village
24 Adelaide Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
At the Lilly Pad your entire family can enjoy a great day. You can play mini-golf, gem mine, listen to live music, fish, shop, or just relax and take in the beautiful scenery. The village features a 1/2 acre pond with serenading frogs, you can sit and check your email on the large outdoor deck or covered back porch. Gem mining is fun and the mini-golf course is suitable for ‘kids’ of all ages and offers a challenging game for adults alike. If you are looking for activities at night, they are open late – both gem mining and miniature golf course is lit! Live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.
8660 Blue Ridge Drive (Hwy 5), Blue Ridge, GA 30513
A popular tourist stop with plenty of shopping, they even offer wagon excursions into the orchard if you would like to take a tray at picking your own! Family-owned and operated, Mercier’s opened in 1943 & stepping in side their shop sends your senses into overdrive. Bushels of apples, fresh from the surrounding orchard, invite you to taste. Bottles of fresh cider, jams, jellies and other gourmet treats are ready for you to take home. Share the harvest with fortunate friends and family. Stop by the bakery and try a famous fried apple pie, apple cider doughnut or the deli to sample homemade pecan chicken salad. They also offer a unique variety of farm toys, pet items, kitchen paraphernalia, home decor and a meat and cheese shop.
River Junction Olde Tyme Portraits
Preserve your memories of your Georgia mountain vacation with a twist! River Junction will travel to you. Available costumes include cowboys, saloon girls, souvenir belles, & Civil War soldiers!
Swan Drive-In Theater
651 Summit Street, Blue Ridge
The Swan is one of 5 drive-in theaters in the state of Georgia that is still operating. The theater is open year-round and offers double features of the latest releases. Even has a great concession stand with homemade funnel cakes, corn dogs, onion rings, hamburgers & the usual theater snacks!
Zip Line Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge
389 West First Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Cabbage Patch Hospital – Babyland General Hospital
(706) 865-2171 www.CabbagePatchKids.com
73 Underwood St, Cleveland, GA 30528
Open to the public and offers free tours. See where Cabbage Patch Kids are born.