Plan Your North Georgia Picnic
Planning a picnic with your family in Blue Ridge, Georgia, is a way to take you back to the good ol' days. Utilizing the full kitchens our Blue Ridge cabin rentals have to offer, pack up a lunch and find the perfect picnicking spot to spread your blanket and enjoy a meal surrounded by the serenity of the mountains. There is no shortage of great scenery and sunny knolls in the beautiful mountains of Blue Ridge.
In fact, the city offers many recreational spots that have picnic areas already set up and ready to use! Take your family to breathtaking Lake Blue Ridge and settle in at one of the shaded picnic areas near the dam. A relaxing afternoon of playing frisbee, dipping your feet in the clear waters, and dining on some traditional picnic foods is a great way to spend an afternoon while you’re staying in one of our Blue Ridge cabin rentals.
Of course, you can always plan a little hike on one of the hiking trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest and find a secluded spot all to yourself. Have the kids bring along the blanket and plates while you carry the food and drinks. This day trip is a wonderful way to create memories that will last long after your Blue Ridge vacation has ended.
Many of the riverbanks and yards that our cabin rentals offer also give you the perfect place to picnic in Blue Ridge. The scenery around our cabin rentals is gorgeous, and this way you won’t have to bring along any coolers or ice – everything you need will be just a few steps away! Picnicking in your own yard – why not give it a try?!
*Please keep in mind the water level of the Toccoa and Ocoee Rivers are controlled by TVA using the dam at Lake Blue Ridge, and water release schedules are subject to change in response to weather conditions and power system requirements. Local rafting and tubing companies monitor this information and use it to plan their water activity trips. However if you plan to tube or use the local rivers and creeks for personal recreation please seek the latest information on reservoir elevations and stream flow using TVA’s Reservoir Information Line at (423)751-2264.
Blue Ridge, Ga:
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.
Morganton Point Beach
Public beach on Lake Blue Ridge for swimming & picnicking
Copperhill, TN & McCaysville, GA:
Tumbling Creek Campground & Lake
Ron Henry - Horseshoe Bend Park
Beautiful park alongside the Toccoa River with playground equipment & live music during Pickin’ in the Park season. Covered pavilions and picnic tables.
Ocoee Whitewater Center
(423) 496-5197or (877) 692-6050
One of the legacies of the 1996 – Summer Olympics, the Ocoee Whitewater Center was the location of the Canoe, Kayak and Slalom events, and was built by the U.S. Forest Service to host the athletes and tourists taking in the games. In addition to whitewater sports, the center has a one-mile hiking trail, which crosses a 330 foot suspension bridge and circles the center. The trail is entirely accessible for those who are physically challenged.
There are an additional 20 miles of trails for hikers and mountain bikers, including the Bear Paw Trail and the Chestnut Mountain Trail, both of which are loops. A recent addition, the Thunder Rock Express, has received a lot of positive comments from bikers. Great spot to pick up brochures, maps and information about the area. ‘The center has a deli on site with sandwiches, chips and drinks & a great gift shop. The center is surrounded by lush landscape creating beautiful photographic opportunities and there are swimming holes, picnic areas, a native garden, hiking and mountain biking trails, a gift shop and much more.