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The wife and I are headed up to stay in a cabin in Blue Ridge, GA in a couple of weeks for a nice relaxing vacation. Anyone have recommendations? We are possibly bringing our 60 pound mix breed dog with us. We intend to hike, white water raft, and she will want to go to breweries.

Any suggestions of things or places?
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hope you get some good weather but 3rd week of october is when all the leaves will be changing
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We went back in April, did the waterfall hikes around Aska with our two golden retrievers, loved it. Check yourselves and dog for ticks afterward, we really got into them.
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Tubing on the Taccoa. Apple Orchard. Train ride to McCaysvillle. White water rafting in TN on the Ocoee. Lots of trails to hike.
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You may still be able to do some peach picking (or at least buy some peaches) at some of the local orchards. Mercier is the big orchard up there in Blue Ridge. There may be some wineries up that direction as well, but I"m not 100% certain. Tons of trails up that direction and some great falls as well.
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In addition to what been said...you could rent a few mountain bikes. The pinhotti trails are great. Also, the blue ridge olive oil company is a surprisingly cool place to visit in blue ridge.
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We may throw the bikes in the back of the Yukon XL. Of course I just got towed home from the side of the road in it! The place we wanted to stay was a friend of a friends cabin but it is rented out, so now looking for another place. Still debating on the dog portion. We are headed to Pensacola first for a sailboat race, then north to there.
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You won't be disappointed with this:
https://www.blueskycabinrentals.com/307039/
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Originally Posted by Benito View Post
You won't be disappointed with this:
https://www.blueskycabinrentals.com/307039/
You part of it or been there before?
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Horseshoe bend park, McCaysville is cool and it’s right on the Toccoa river. Thursday evenings they have “Pickin’ in the Park” it’s a bunch of locals that get together and play bluegrass type music unplugged.
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Swing bridge is cool along with a few of the local waterfalls (long creek falls i believe), Mercier orchards was fun with lots of good stuff.

Have been about 3 times and used A Blue Ridge Vacation
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You part of it or been there before?
knew the original owners and then divorce happened. Lots of great memories up there and thinking of going back with the family once it gets colder. Myself and my daughters have never seen snow.
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knew the original owners and then divorce happened. Lots of great memories up there and thinking of going back with the family once it gets colder. Myself and my daughters have never seen snow.
took me until 19 in Cape cod to see snow at the maritime academy. That was a cold day on a steel ship.
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If you are thinking of taking a scenic drive, head over to Maggie Valley and check out Wheels Through Time.

https://wheelsthroughtime.com/
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Lived there for a few years before moving to TN. There are books with hiking trails including directions. Pickin' in the Park is a mixture of whatever whoever shows up plays. It continues until at least Labor Day. John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC has various performances throughout the year also a museum pertaining to mountain crafts. Their website will give information. Play tourist at least once and visit the shops around the depot,
Depending on your interests there are numerous things to do. The chamber is located near CVS-across 515 from the entrance to Ingles I think.They have visitor information.
Oct 13 is Arts in the Park festival.
I hope the rain ends for you.
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On top of the breweries you should check out some of the vineyards. Same climate as Napa and some pretty good wines coming out of that area. There’s a bunch and we mixed them in with the breweries. One good BBQ around as well.
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Originally Posted by Benito View Post
You won't be disappointed with this:
https://www.blueskycabinrentals.com/307039/
I have to agree, but I am biased as my cabin is in their program!

tons to do in BR... hiking, biking, tubing, rafting, etc.

Bear Claw vineyard is good.

Grumpy Old Men has some of the best beer around.

Carrolls bbq is now the best in Blue Ridge. Joe’s bbq, the most famous is now in McCaysville.
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Thanks for all the good information. We are still planning, but will be booking and heading north to be there the week of the 19th.
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I forgot the names of the places we went.

Stop on 75 and get peaches at Lane's.
There is a small city you can tube through it- refreshing.
Pan for gold
White water rafting where the Atlanta Olympics held it.
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Besides what's been said id go to brasstown bald and I really like Dahlonega too.

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