Blue Ridge is a great place to bring families. There are activities for all ages that include indoor and outdoor options. This blog is geared toward those on the younger side but there are ideas that would appeal to the rest of the family as well. (Check all websites for current hours of operation.)
A GOOD BEGINNING
Start by making a stop at the Fannin County Welcome Center for loads of information.
- 152 Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Step back in time as you venture along the Toccoa River and through beautiful woodlands up to the twin towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN. Operations should resume in March.
- 241 Depot St. Blue Ridge, GA
Family Fun Adventure Game
This game guides you to eight destinations in the area. Complete all of the activities and return the completed guide to the Welcome Center for a prize! It has coloring pages as well which will keep the kids busy back at Century View Lodge so bring the crayons. You can download it here.
Trout Art Trail Kids' Game
Blue Ridge is the Trout Capital of Georgia. To honor that designation, there are trout statues peppered throughout the area. Pick up a map at the Welcome Center or download it here. When all of the fish are identified and labeled on your sheet, return it to the Welcome center for a prize!
The Sasquatch Museum is a 3,700 sq./ft. museum with genuine artifacts, life-size displays, “Sasquatch Theater”, and more. It may make a believer out of you!
- 1934 GA-515, Cherry Log, GA
- Open Daily – 10am-5pm
Aska Gem Mining
Get a taste for mining or float on the river. When you are finished, grab a bite at this fun little spot.
- 8436 Aska Rd, Blue Ridge, GA
FUN AND GAMES
Second Story Entertainment
No need to worry about the weather here. Come inside for mini-golf and arcade games, conveniently located just above Chester Brunnenmeyer's.
- 733 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
Cohutta Cove Mini-Golf
Enjoy a sunny day outdoors playing golf and gem mining.
- 64 Dunbarton Farm Rd., Blue Ridge, GA
Fannin Lanes Bowling Center
- 4115 E. First Street
Escape Blue Ridge
For the older kids, try an escape room.
- 389 West First Street, Blue Ridge, GA
- Appointment Only – Due to Covid-19 masks are highly recommended to protect yourselves and staff.
Enjoy one of the few drive-ins left in America.
- 651 Summit St., Blue Ridge, GA
- Showtime 7:15pm. Open Weekends only
Mystic Mountain Pizza
Love this pizza! You may have to wait a bit so order then go bowl a few frames nearby.
- 4118 E 1st St, Blue Ridge, GA
There is definitely a family-friendly atmosphere here.
- 511 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
Chester Brunnenmeyers”s Bar & Grill (Chester’s)
Everyone will love this place but it's not huge so be prepared to wait for a table.
- 733 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA
The Chocolate Express
For just a little something sweet, drop by this place for delicious hand-dipped chocolates and homemade fudge.
- 634 E. Main St. Blue Ridge, GA
As you can see, there are plenty of things to keep your gang busy, rain or shine, summer or winter. This is just the tip of the iceberg. So pack up the kids and join us in Blue Ridge. Book your stay at Century View Lodge today!