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10 Fun Things To Do Near Lake Blue Ridge This Summer

If you are looking for some fun in the sun activities Blue Ridge, GA is the place to be! There are so many things to see and do on and around Lake Blue Ridge for folks of all ages. From a movie at the local drive-in and a boat ride on the gorgeous lake, to a day of fishing or a visit to a local orchard, there is no shortage of exciting summertime adventures to be had! Here are a few great ways to spend a summer day around Lake Blue Ridge.

Popular Summertime Activities near Lake Blue Ridge

  1. Blue Ridge Independence Day Fireworks Celebration
    Celebrate Independence Day at Lake Blue Ridge with an annual fireworks display like no other on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 8:30. A few of the places you can check out the fireworks show around Lake Blue Ridge this July 4th include Tammen Park, Morganton Point Campground, Lake Blue Ridge Marina, and various parking areas near the dam.
  2. Go Fishing!
    Fishing is a popular activity on Lake Blue Ridge. Whether you do it from a boat or from the shoreline, it is a great way to spend some time in the area. There are also professional guide services that will design a personalized fishing adventure based on what you want to do.  The Blue Ridge area is one of the top five places to fish for trout in the Southeastern U.S.A. The main game fish in the area include the smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, and walleye.
  3. “Beach It” in the Mountains
    Morganton Point Recreation Area is a great place for a “beach day” on Lake Blue Ridge. Open April through October, the popular recreation area has plenty of opportunities for fun. Beach area offers snacks and drinks, public restrooms, as well as kayak and paddle board rentals for a day full of fun!
  4. Catch a Flick at the Drive-In
    One of only four drive-in theaters located in Georgia (and consistently rated as one of the best in the country), the Blue Ridge Swan Drive-In opened in 1955 and is still showing movies today. Enjoy a blast from the past by watching a movie at this vintage outdoor cinema, complete with a full concession stand serving funnel cakes and deep-fried Oreos!
  5. Explore Lake Blue Ridge Dam
    The Lake Blue Ridge Dam, completed in 1930, is located on Old Highway 76, and offers an information kiosk, picnic and viewing area at the top as well as great trout fishing and good access for canoe/kayak launching below.
  6. Boating on Lake Blue Ridge
    Boating on Lake Blue Ridge is great way to spend a summer day. There is simply nothing like catching some rays, going for a swim, or trying your luck at fishing from your own boat on the water. No boat? No worries! Rent a boat or jet ski to get out and enjoy Lake Blue Ridge. Leisurely cruise the waters on a pontoon boat with plenty of room for everyone, cast a rod from a fishing boat, or have some fun on a ski boat! A fun summer activity everyone will enjoy.
  7. Explore the Beautiful Blue Ridge Area
    There is so much to see in Blue Ridge, GA. Explore the area for a scenic tour of water falls, country roads, mountain views, and more. Stop at one of our local produce stands, do some antique shopping, or hike to a mountain waterfall for an amazing day in beautiful Fannin County.
  8. Paddle Board the Day Away
    If you’re looking for an active day on Lake Blue Ridge, paddle boarding is a great way to spend the day. Enjoy a mellow paddle on with a local company that rents the equipment, gives lessons, and guided tours for a relaxing and fun filled day on the water.
  9. Visit a Local Orchard
    A trip to North Georgia isn’t complete without tasting our delicious fresh farm produce. Mercier Orchards is the only apple orchard that grows and makes their own apple cider and farm wines. This family owned and operated apple orchard now in its 4th generation and offers a combination of U-PICK events, a bakery & deli, market store, and even a winery! In McCaysville, Mountain View Orchards has apple pies, jams and jellies, cider and honey. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch or dinner at the Cider House Cafe. Kick back with a Hayride or a campfire dinner. For a more laid back experience check out Payne’s Apple Orchard in Epworth, where you take what you want and leave money in the bucket on the table.
  10. Take a Train Ride
    Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is an amazing experience for the whole family! The tour begins at the historic depot, built in 1905, in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. Trips are around four hours, taking you along the beautiful Toccoa River arriving in the quaint towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. A wonderful adventure in Blue Ridge!

Looking for more to do? Check out these annual festivals and events around Blue Ridge and the Fannin County area.

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