Blue Ridge Activities and Surrounding Area
Mercier Orchards: Family owned and operated Apple Orchard nestled in the North Georgia Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA doing business for more than 60 years. Hwy 5 toward McCaysville.

Mountainview Marina: Nestled in the gated Bear Paw Resort, our full-service marina offers boat rental, long and short term slip rental, gasoline, boat ramp, fishing licenses, bait, boating supplies, boat registration, snacks and drinks.

Ocoee River Rafting – Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee with Ocoee Rafting.

Southern Tree Plantation: Located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains in Blairsville, GA, Southern Tree Plantation is an active plantation loaded with fun activities and things to do for large or small gatherings.

Burt’s Pumpkin Patch: Come experience the fall season at Burt’s farm in the secluded North Georgia Mountains where the only thing more beautiful than the fall foliage is the sea of orange created by thousands of Burt’s pumpkins. Located in Dawsonville, GA.

Grandpa Jones’ Corn Maze: With a new corn maze design in our 10 acre corn field we’re sure that all the twists and turns will keep you entertained for quite a while. Don’t forget to visit the pumpkin patch and the barn filled with concessions where you can take a break and visit for a while.

Locate us at: http://www.grandpajonescornmaze.com/Tourist%20Information.htm

Kangaroo Conservation Center: “Georgia’s Aussie Adventure” – Experience the largest kangaroo collection outside of Australia. Located in Dawsonville, GA.
Locate us at: http://www.kangaroocenter.com/Accommodations.html

Annual Ocoee River Days Festival: Ocoee Adventure Center is your headquarters for Ocoee River rafting trips and Adventure in the Ocoee River area. We have all the elements and activities to put together an experience of a lifetime whether you’re looking for a weekend of fun or a weeklong active vacation!
Locate us at: http://www.ocoeeadventurecenter.com/lodging.htm

Adventure Trail Rides: Adventure Trail Rides of Blue Ridge, Georgia is your place for a horseback trail riding in North Georgia. Close to Ellijay, Ocoee River and Copperhill.
Locate us at: http://adventuretrailrides.com/links.htm

Blanche Manor – Horseback Riding: Blue Ridge GA Horseback Riding North Georgia Mountains Horseback Riding Stables, Horse Rentals at Blanche Manor. Located 15 minutes north of Blue Ridge, Georgia, convenient to the towns of Blue Ridge and Copperhill, and the rivers of the Ocoee and Hiawasi. Close to white water rafting, fishing, antiques, scenic railways and state parks.
Locate us at: http://www.blanchemanor.com/friends.html

Brasstown Valley Resort (Golf): With a distinctive 18-hole course and a comprehensive golf club, located in a pristine valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgia, Brasstown Valley Resort is a golfer’s paradise.

Whitepath Golf Course: Located between Blue Ridge & Ellijay

Butternut Golf Course: Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the North Georgia Mountains and featuring 6,536 yards of dramatic fairways, Butternut Creek Golf Course is one of the area’s finest public golf courses.

Ocoee Adventure Center: Ocoee Adventure Center is your headquarters for Ocoee River rafting trips and Adventure in the Ocoee River area. Our whitewater rafting trips are unsurpassed on the Ocoee River because we take our time and focus on quality, safety and big fun.
Locate us at: http://www.ocoeeadventurecenter.com/lodging.htmFly Fishing Guide – Georgia Sweetwater Anglers – Fly fishing in Georgia with Sweetwater Anglers a North Georgia fly fishing guide offering private water trophy trout fishing and casting instructions.

Horseback Riding

Double D Trail Rides, Blue Ridge

Adventure Trail Rides, Cherry Log (approx 6-7 miles)

Blanche Manor Ranch, Copperhill, TN (approx 11 miles)

Downtown Blue Ridge

There you will find a number of speciality shops, antique and crafts shops, ice cream parlors, and eateries all along Main Street. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is also located here where you can take a scenic ride along the Toccoa River and the beautiful mountains.

Blue Ridge also offers a variety of restaurants, live productions at the Blue Ridge Community Theater, a movie theater, and bowling.

For an old fashion date night out, the Swan Drive-In, one of the last remaining drive-in theaters in Georgia, plays all the latest movies!

Mercier Orchards, www.mercier-orchards.com is one of the largest apple orchards in the Southeast. Mercier’s offers everything from your morning cup of coffee and danish, to great steaks and fish from the butcher area that you can take back to the cabin and grill out.

Day Spa:

Serenity in the Mountains: http://www.serenityinthemountains.com/ - 59 McKinney Road, Blue Ridge 706-258-2244 Located approximately 6-7 miles from the Bears Den Luxury Cabin Retreat.

Festivals & Events:

http://blueridgemountains.com/festivals.html - Festivals & Events in Blue Ridge and surrounding areas

http://www.phrasewrite.com/pickinthepark/mccaysville.htm - Pickin’ in the Park

Fun for the Little Ones!

http://www.grandpajonescornmaze.com/ - Grampa Jones’ Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – Located in Ellijay, GA approximately 30 minutes from the Bears Den.

http://www.blanchemanor.com/page2.html - Horse Drawn Hay Rides – Hayrides – A 30 minute wagon ride through a working apple orchard is followed by a fireside dinner where local musicians bring a taste of the mountains and our local culture to your family. Please be sure to ask for directions to the hayride when booking, as the hay ride is at Mountain View Apple Orchard, not Blanche Manor. (706-455-7433)

http://www.mercier-orchards.com/aboutus.asp?id06=58&par06=0 - Apple Picking at Mercier’s Orchard – (Located only 3.5 miles from the Bears Den)!

http://www.southerntreeplantation.com/activities.htm - Southern Tree Plantation, Blairesville, GA 30513 (706) 745-0601

http://www.consolidatedgoldmine.com/ -Dahlonega, GA - Gold Mine Tours

http://www.crissongoldmine.com/ - Dahlonega, GA – Crisson Gold Mine Panning and Tours – (approx 1 hour)

http://www.crittercreations.net/ - Critter Creation – Stuff a critter – 662 East Main St, Blue Ridge (inside Twigs to Furniture) 706-632-8944

http://www.kangaroocenter.com/ - Kangaroo Conservatrion Center – Located approx 35-45 minutes south (in Dawsomville, GA)

http://www.hanselandgretelcandykitchen.com/t-about.aspx - Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen where you can watch them make the candy right before your eyes! Located in Helen, GA

http://www.kamikazepb.com/index.html - Paint Ball, Ellijay – (approx. 20 minutes South)

Bowling in Blue Ridge - Fannin Lanes Bowling Center 4115 E. First Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 – (706) 632-2064

http://funworldga.com/Index.htmFun World, Young Harris GA – (approx 45 minutes away)

Hiking and Mountain Biking:

http://www.cyclesouth.net/index.html – Cycle South Bike Rentals – (only 10-15 minutes from the cabin)

http://www.blueridgemountains.com/aska_trails.html – Aska Trail Area, Blue Ridge, GA –
Benton MacKaye Trail – This long trail covers the western Appalachians, is a 50 mile trail and runs from Springer Mountain to the Cohutta Wilderness.

Benton MacKaye, Sec. II – This trail is a remote hike into the Chattahoochee National Forest

Falls Branch Falls – This trail follows a section of the Benton MacKaye Trail to a side trail which leads to Falls Branch Falls.

Long Creek Falls – This trail follows the Appalachian Trail to the blue blazed Long Creek Falls side trail.

Ocoee Adventure Center Here you will find guided mountain bike tours and bike rentals.

For more information on hiking and biking, the US Forestry Services office is located in Blue Ridge on Hwy 15 across the street from Ingles grocery store. Telephone: 706-632-3031.

Golf

Brasstown Valley Resort Located at 6321 US Hwy 76, Young Harris, GA 30582 (706) 379-4613
www.brasstownvalley.com/golf/about.asp 18 hole link style course. Brasstown Valley Resort was rated on of the top 10 places to play in Georgia. Also has a driving range.

Butternut Creek Golf Course Located at Hwy 19 & 129 North, Blairsville, GA 30512 (706)439-6076


www.butternutcreekgolf.com
18 Hole 6536 yd. golf course. Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways.
Pro shop and putting greens on site.

Copper Basin Golf Club Located at 11933 Hwy 64, Copperhill, TN. 37317 (423)496-3579
18 Holes.

Whitepath Golf Club 1156 Shenandoah Drive, Ellijay, Ga. 30540 (706)276-3080
18 Hole mountainous 6,400 yard golf course and bentgrass greens with Bermuda fairways.