10 Fun Things to do in Blue Ridge With Kids
Summer is sadly coming to an end, but September is one of the best months to come visit Blue Ridge, GA as the temperatures are cooling down and it's not so crowded. In fact, ANY time of year is a good time to come to Blue Ridge, GA. Planning a cabin trip in Georgia and experiencing our luxury cabin lodging with your family or friends presents so many opportunities for creating beautiful memories! With your luxury North Georgia cabin rental as home base, you are centrally located to all the family fun things to do in Blue Ridge. Below are just a few of our favorite things to do as a family ~ Enjoy!
1. The Lilly Pad Village
Families love our Blue Ridge GA luxury cabin rental, Aska Escape Lodge, where it's just a short walk with the kids to The Lilly Pad ~ Gem mining, miniature golf, pond fishing ~ off Aska Road just 8 miles from Downtown Blue Ridge.
2. Downtown Blue Ridge, GA Activities for Kids
Located in Downtown Blue Ridge on Main Street, have a ball playing a variety of vintage and modern pinball machines at Vertigo Pinball! No need for quarters or tokens ~ buy a wristband and play as long as you want. Unique eats and local craft beers and wine as well as lemonade and soft drinks.
For comic book lovers, Mountain Man Comics is a cool place to hang out and immerse yourself in all things comics, both vintage and modern.
For music lovers, Deaf Man Vinyl is next door to Mountain Man Comics, and this place has all sorts of vinyls, a listening room ~ "Music and Merch for the Rock n' Roll Soul"
For candy lovers, Huck's General Store is THE place to go. Kids love this place ~ games, puzzles, books, candy galore, T-shirts, jams/jellies ~ fun for the whole family
For putt-putt lovers, 2nd Story Entertainment is the coolest putt putt golf course meandering through all the rooms on the 2nd story of a 100+ year old hotel
For little ones to blow off some steam, there is an awesome park for kids at the end of Main Street across from the Courthouse.
3. Zipline Canopy Tours
For an exhilaratingly fun family activity, Zipline Canopy Tours is a premier zipline canopy tour in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offering 2-hour or 1-hour zip tours with over 13 platforms, and even offering kid tours for as young as 6 years old, you will love zipping through the Blue Ridge Mountains!
The ultimate scavenger hunt while hiking in the North Georgia mountains, Geocaching is an adventure game that uses the location coordinates given online to find the small treasures called "caches." You will find something special, and are asked to leave a little fascinating something for the next visitors. Type in Blue Rige's zip code (30513) to find all the local caches in our area and begin your family treasure hunt! Best fun ever!
5. Adventure Trail Rides
The perfect outdoor family experience, horseback riding is a great way to unplug and reconnect. Beautiful mountain views, old farmsteads and rural scenery far from the city will have you relaxing in no time! The guides at Adventure Trial Rides are a wealth of information about our area and enjoy talking to guests about all things horses and mountains. Call them at (706) 258-BARN for more information.
6. Blue Ridge Boat Rentals
Spend a day out on the crystal clear turquoise waters of Lake Blue Ridge on a pontoon boat or jet skis from Blue Ridge Boat Rentals! They offer water skis, knee boards, and wake boards for rent. Swimming and frolicking in the most clean clear waters in the state, you will have a most memorable time on Lake Blue Ridge surrounded by North GA mountain beauty. Renting info
7. Galaxy Bowling
A popular hangout close to Blue Ridge, GA for young and old alike! Offering 16 lanes of bowling fun, arcade games, billiards, and a snack bar, Galaxy Bowling is a fun activity for the family or group of friends ~ perfect for those rainy days in the North GA Mountains!
8. Swinging Bridge
Do not miss this checking out the Swinging Bridge with your kids! Super easy walk from parking to the bridge ~ on the other side enjoy swimming in the Toccoa River, having a picnic, discovering little waterfalls and brooks, and just exploring.
9. Waterfall Hike
If you are staying in any of our Aska Adventure Area cabins like Aska Escape Lodge, Above the Timberline or Blue Ridge Lake Sanctuary, you are super close to a most beautiful waterfall called Fall Branch Falls. A perfect hike for families and small kids with gently sloping terrain. Check out other waterfalls in the North GA Mountains ~
10. Trout Fishing
Experience the thrill of a lifetime with our partners at Toccoa River Outfitters! Even if you have no experience or a lot of experience, Andrew and his crew will give you the best time ~ trout fishing is good all year round. For newbies, he provides all the equipment you'll need to have an incredible day on the river. Blue Ridge GA is the Trout Capital of Georgia and this is a family fun activity not to be missed!!