Our Top Tri-State Recommendations!
Here are our favourite things to see and do in the tri-state area of Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.
They are in no particular order.
Historic Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia Has Plenty To Offer!
The list above only scratches the surface of what Blue Ridge has to offer. New attractions are continuously coming to town so be sure to check back and see what’s changed!
Section Hike the Appalachian Trail
For the hard core hikers among you…
Treehouse Mountain is Located Near a few key areas that give avid hikers access to a section hike of the Appalachian Trail:
Woody Gap to Neels Gap: This trail takes you 10.9 miles along the section of the AT that goes over and down Blood Mountain. It covers mile 20.8 to 31.7. Even if you are not looking for a hike, the top point of this trail is located on the scenic drive that passes by Vogel State Park which features plenty of family friendly hikes and activities as well. The drive to get here is just under an hour of scenic mountain roads.
Historic Downtown Copperhill & McCaysville
A unique combination of two cities located on the Georgia/Tennessee border. In this up and coming town you can find everything from shopping, dining, breweries, scenic river walks, and even a park to enjoy.
The newest addition to this little town is the Riverwalk Shops. Not only is this a one stop shop for great dining at Bura Bura, it also offers a wide variety of shopping for all occasions.
You can’t visit the mountains with the whole family and not go zip lining over some breathtaking valleys. The top rated experience would have to be Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour. Operating since 1971, these guys are professionals in the industry. Not only that, but their tree based tour takes you through 14 wooded acres. They offer:
A three hour tour with over a half a mile of air time
Three sky bridges offering panoramic views
9 zip line sections alternating between trees and elevated platforms
Canopy Rangers will share both the history and the wonder of the recovery of this area from red clay back to deep green forest.
Merciers: A North Georgia Must Visit
People from all over the South East have heard about the one and only Mercier Orchards. Known for their expanse of apple orchards, they have grown their 300+ acres of property to become a place for all types of travelers to find something to do. Listed below are some activities that they offer. It’s centrally located and not far from the treehouses!
They offer a lot of seasonal activities so keep a look-out for events they might be hosting!
South Eastern Tennessee is known for the rivers and lakes in the area. Most notably is the Ocoee River, former home to the 1996 Olympic White Water Competition. The river is still used for white water rafting and kayaking between April-October. With the assistance of skilled guides, this is a great option for groups looking to have some fun!
For a more serene and gentle experience on the water, there’s the Toccoa River for tubing, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. See below for a list of outfitters that provide shuttle service, guide services, tubes, kayak/canoe rental for your trip:
Our area is prime for some great mountain biking. If you weren’t able to bring your bike along with you, don’t worry! There is a local shop that supplies bike rentals as well. Located at the Ocoee White Water Center, mountain bike enthusiasts have access to the Tansai Trail System which connects 9 trails diverse trails.
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