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Nantahala National Forest - Blue Ridge Attractions

River Cove Cabins is a great place to stay for convenient access to things to do in Nantahala National Forest & Blue Ridge GA. Enjoy hiking, biking, whitewater rafting or you can even take a railroad tour.  Here is our list of activities with directions from the cabins and contact information.

Andrew Valley Rail Tours

This is a cool way tyo seew the old rail lines and the back woods of the region. 

Take a 4 person electric pedal car down the tracts - 5 Miles out and 5 miles back with a nice stop to explore! About 2 Hrs in total

$50.00 per person

Appalachian Driving Experiences

While walking downtown Murphy you can stop in and book your forever memory with this unique driving experience! Do something really special.  This exotic sports car driving tour takes you on a premier sports car lead/follow adventure on the open road in a Porche. Several routes to choose from - Tail of the Dragon / Cherahala Skyway!

25 Mile to a 150 Mile Adventure Driving - Price Ranging from $325.00 to $2,500.00 - 2 People per car.

66 Tennessee St, Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 361-9940
Appalachian Trail Rides

Wonderful 250 Acre private stables, with a very knowlegable and professional staff. Must call for riding appointments. 

(706) 374-0362
Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery, Inc.

Lovely Vineyard set in the Blue Ridge area. WOnderful varietals Full bodied red wine, Vidal Blanc & Treehouse Chardonnay are some of the choices to choose from. Onsite Treehouse built by the TreeHouse guys on the DIY Network unique spot to book for an overnight stay. Live music every weekend see website for talent schedule. Such a great place to sit back and enjoy the wonderful setting with a glass of wine (or 2)

Amish cheese board, Wine Slushy & Wine Truffles available

Tasting prices - Black Bear $12.00 / Polar Bear $17.00 / Grizzly Bear $26.00



2281 Tennis Court Rd, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(706) 223-3750
Bell Mountain

AMazing Views of the Hiawassee Lake Valley! This is a adventure starting with the road up to the small parking area, This is a steep, narrow winding road! Not for the faint of heart.

Once you reach the top you will find fantastic scenery this is the wondere of the mountains! You can hike along the rocks or on the wooden pathway to go to the top of the mountain for an even more panoramic view.

 The surrounding area has a good amout of graffitti on the rocks which i guess adds a kinda grunge look to the area - Unfortunately it does not seem that any Graffitti artists have been to the Top of Bell mountain - would be more photo op worthy if there was cool-art sprayed on the rocks instead various scribbled inititials & names.

I hear sunset is a wonderful to be on top of Bell Mountain.

Blanche Manor

Priofessional guides, well trained horses!

Trail Rides:

1 Hour 15 min Trail Ride                     $42   

2 Hour Trial Ride                                  $82  

Private Trail Ride                               

 + $50 Added to group total  (ie if 4 people ride 1 hour 15 min @ $42,  the private ride would be 42*4 + 50)

12% gratuity will be added to parties of 8 or more for all rides

Specialty Rides:    

Pony Ride                                               $15

Summer Evening Ride (5:00pm)            $47 

Sunset Ride                                            $60

Proposal Package                                 $190 for 2   - Great for date night too!  (additional people $45 each) 

(706) 455-7433
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Restored train offering a 4-hr., 26-mi. round-trip ride, plus themed trips, on a heritage railway. What a fantastic way to see the mountains, the restored cars are in pristine condition. Extended stops in McCaysville GA & Copperhill TN so you can enjoy all the other towns restaurants and shopping have to offer. Truly a fun experience to have with friends and family.

Cost - $42.00 to $62.00 depending on time of year

Multiple discounts available

241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(877) 413-8724
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Based in the HIstoric Train Depot in Blue Ridge GA - Great Little Town - Take the 26 Mile trip by rail down the Ocoee river, Stopping in McCaysville/Copperhill for 2 hour layover where you pick from several very good Bars and restaurants.

Fall FOiliage Train & the Holiday Express Train rides are geared towards seasonal fun. 

Cherokee Historical Museum

Peachtree St, Murphy, NC 28906

While walking the downtwon area you should stop into this musuem. They have a wonderful collection of Cherokee Artifacts, antique farm equipment & local artifacts. The musuem also boasts a photo exhibit and has on display over 700 dolls. Well maintained and knowledgable staff!

Open 5 days a week Mon, Wed, Fri until 6:00 pm -- Tues & Thurs 7:30PM 

Admission $3.00 for Adults $1.00 for children

(828) 837-6792
Chunky Gal Stables

Wonderful People and Horses.

Offering 1 hr / 1.5 hr / 2 hr and 1/2 day tours! Many doifferent trail options to choose from. Starting at $65.00.

Very Kid friendly, accomodates riders of all skill levels

(828) 389-4175
Cupid Falls

401-4498 Bryson Dr, Young Harris, GA 30582

Short 35 Minute drive to lovely waterfall. Great spot for a casual hike with kids and dogs. Watch the kids by the waterfall as it can be wet and slippery. Otherwise its a fun easy walk to see a cool waterfall.

Cupid Falls

Such a cute little waterfall, wonderful and easy park to walk around in, markings to the river hard to find but its a pretty straight forward short distance from parking area to the waterfall.

great spot to relax take a stroll or finnd a nice watering hole to take a cool and refreshing dip 

Located in Youg Harris GA only 25 minutes away. 

Expedition BigFoot - The Sasquatch Museum


Everyone loves BigFoot stories and sightings so what better place to visit then the Sasquatch Musuem. Really is a fun and interesting place for kids and adults! Educational and entertaining. Fantastic lifesize displays and an educational movies at the Sasquatch Theatre. 


Open 7 days a week from 10:00am to 5:00pm

Cost $8.00 for Adults and $6.00 for children 5 to 12

Children under 5 FREE


1934 GA-515, Blue Ridge, GA 30513



(706) 946-2601
Fields of the Wood

Gigantic monuments include a 30-foot-high Bible at a religious theme park with a gift shop.

What a great spot to walk around, wonderfully maintained. Football field size 10 commandments. Take a walk up the 321 step prayer mountain with 29 biblical teachings displayed on monuments throughout the ascent. The All Nations cross made of flags from around the globe is a great place for photo!

10000 NC-294, Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 494-7855
Fires Creek

This is truly a special little place. WHen you get to the end of a nice country road you will find a beautiful park area complete with waterfall and swimming creek. Limited crowds offers public restroom several picnic tables and Park style BBQ pits. You can take a stroll down the walking path and stop at one of the many rushing creek side picnic tables.

Great place to relax and take in the mountain streams!

Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds

Home to many events all year long. Concerts, Rodeo's, Wine and beer festivals, Craft Fairs and So So Much More.

Check the schedule on thier website to see upcoming events.

Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens

Great little park for nice stroll with beautiful flowering gardesn / Best time to vivit is in the spring! the park is in a loop and takes about hour or more depending on your pace (stop and smell the rhododendrons) 

Hanging Dog Recreation Area

What a wonderful peaceful lake. Travel thru part of the national park and you end up at the Hanging Dog Rec area! What a great spot to go swimming in a pristine lake. Usually not very busy your odds are good to have the whole place to yourselves!

Offers public restroom, covered & uncovered picnic tables & park style BBQ pits.

Easy access to the lake, has small beach front to get in out of water!

High Shoals Falls

Very cool nature hike with worthwhile water falls to view along the way! Keep in mind this is a Up & Down Hike approx 45 - 60 minutes each way. The hike can get a little rocky and wet along the way so be sure to wear the correct footware. 

Once you arrive at the falls the payoff is well worth the effort and for those looking to take a dip the water is cold and refreshing!!

(706) 745-6928
Historic Mineral Bluff Depot

If you a Model train enthusiast then this is a must see location! Historic Train Depot. Great spot to entertain your kids. You can also ride the rails on there small train that runs thru the mountains.

150 Railroad Ave, Mineral Bluff, GA 30559

(706) 455-8903
Murphy River Walk

Murphy River Walk, Murphy, NC 28906

Simply beautiful walk for those that want the outdsoors but don't want rustic hike through the forest. Paved path that runs most of the town of Murphy all along the river with beautiful views and nice places to sit and relax and have a conversation with friends. Great for those that want to get there daily excersise in a tranquil setting! Get your Zen in while making your body feel good!


Ocoee River Rafting

This outfdir offers slow river tubing & white water rafting! 3 Rivers and various trips to choose from.

3.5 Hr or 6.5 Rafting trips are for those that want to have little more excitement. Guided or Non guided available.

Ocoee Whitewater Express
(423) 496-9126
Tail of the Dragon

1st Rate Appalachian destination! This is one of the most popular drives in the region, visitors come from all over the country to ride motorcyles or enjoy the trip in the your car! Spectacular stops with mesmerizing views. The huge dragon statue is must stop photo opp! 

17555 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771

(800) 768-7129
Tank Town USA

For those who have ever thought about driving a tank this is your chance. You can choose from just driving the tank to crushing a car with the tank a very unique experience! If the tank is not your speed you can operate a 40,000 pound excavator.

If neither of those work for you then try shooting the M-1919 Machine Gun, 100 rounds fully automatic

Not the cheapest thrill aorund prices start @ $200.00

(706) 633-6072
Toccoa Tubing

Nice spot for a liesurly float down the river. Cool way to relax for a couple of hours on a hot summers day. 

Normal ride is about 1.5 hrs but you can rent a cooler tube as well and bring along a nice picnic baskert to stop and enjoy.


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