Day Trips

Young Harris, GA - 15 Minutes

Crane Creek Vineyards
Sample the wines at Crane Creek Vineyards while browsing the gourmet food items (916 Crane Creek Road / 706-379-1236).


O.Wayne Planetarium
This spectacular public show uses state-of-the-art technology to project a realistic and beautiful starry sky over the entire dome surface (1 College Street / 706-379-5195).


Brasstown Valley Resort
Spend the day at a first-class day spa or on a first-class golf course! Brasstown Valley Resort offers dining, golf, and spa services (6321 US Hwy 76 / 706-379-2336).

Hiawassee, GA - 25 Minutes

North Georgia Premier Fishing Guide Service
Half day trips start at $250. Guided Striped Bass trips on Lake Nottely and Hybrid Bass trips on Lake Chatuge (1775 Murphy Highway /706-745-4802).


The Ridges Resort & Marina
A full service marina as well as boat rentals on Lake Chatuge that includes: Pontoon Boats, Fishing Boats, Kayaks, Canoes, Peddle Boats, and Fishing Gear & Live Bait
(3499 U.S. Highway 76 West / 706-896-2262).

Blue Ridge, GA - 25 Minutes

Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge
You can zip over 165 acres of North Georgia Mountains in 13 zips over 1 mile of cable, 12 Canopy Decks, 3 Sky Bridges, and 2 Towers (891 Old Cashes Valley Road / 800-251-4800).


Mercier Orchards
Bushels of apples fresh from the surrounding orchard! The bakery offers seasonal baked pies in the following varieties: pecan, cherry, pumpkin and peach. They also have a deli and a store. You won’t want to miss this (8660 Blue Ridge Drive / 800-361-7731 ).

Noontootla Creek Farms
A private farm of more than 1,500 acres that offers trout fishing, quail and pheasant hunting, as well as a 12-station sporting clays course (3668 Newport Road / 706-838-0585).

Murphy, NC - 30 Minutes

Wagonmaster Adventure Ranch
Visit a fun park and a gem mine! There are no admission fees and the playground and picnic areas are free. There is a paintball and air soft BB arcade, a putt-putt course and the Salty Dog Gem Mine (359 Adventure Ranch Road / 828-494-9521).

Andrews, NC - 55 Minutes

Ridge Runner Ziplines
Fully guided zipline tour with gear and training provided (750 Wakefield Road / 828-421-8119).


Ask about whitewater rafting companies on the Ocoee, Nantahala, and Chattooga Rivers!