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Our top picks for the best family attractions in North Georgia

Ellijay, GA

R & A Orchards: Visit for the best Apple Fritters in Town!

Abby's Ice Cream: Build your own ice cream sundae. There are many flavors, sizes, & toppings to choose from. 

Hillcrest Farm & Orchards: A family owned farm & agritourism destination offering a variety of fun for all ages. Note- Only open during fall season.

BEAU-tiful Creations: Fun art & painting parties in beautiful downtown ellijay.

Color My Nest: Too cold? Too Wet? Too Hot? Get inside & create a custom painted birdhouse. Reservations required - Call (678) 333-5582 or book online.

Cherry Log, GA

The Pink Pig BBQ Restaurant: A Trip to Cherry Log & the Bigfoot Museum would not be complete without dining at Holloway's Pink Pig. The Holloway family has been cooking "down-home" BBQ since 1967!

Fall Branch Falls Waterfall: A beautiful double waterfall that is a short hike from the parking area. Enjoy the beautiful drive through the Rich Mountain Wilderness on the 8 mile drive to parking area. 

Dawsonville, GA

Amicalola State Park & Lodge: You don't want to miss this place! The 729 ft waterfall is the highest in Georgia. The view from the top of the falls can't be beat. The Park offers a variety of activities from hiking, ziplining, & a one-of-a-kind visitors center.

Burt's Farm: Also known as Burt's Pumpkin Farm. You will experience the fall season with stunning autumn foliage, but the  must see attraction is the sea of orange from thousands of Burt's Pumpkins. Note- Only open during fall season

Chatsworth, GA

Fort Mountain State Park: Looking for Beautiful Hikes with scenic views, a lake, & camping? Visit Fort Mountain. One of the hikes offers a chance to examine a mysterious ancient stone wall, that according to Cherokee legend, may have been built by the mysterious "Moon-Eyed People"!

Carters Lake: offers many outdoor actives surrounding the lake. Including Harris Branch Beach, The Dam & Visitors Center, The Marina, lots of camping, boat launches, & multi-use trails. Don't forget to visit Tumbling Water Trail for a hike to the tumbling waterfalls that feed Carters Lake. Note- Locations are scattered around the lake, so plan ahead.

Helen, GA

Brasstown Bald:  Situated between Helen, Blairsville, & Hiawassee, this is the highest peak in Georgia at 4,784 ft above sea level. The Visitors center offers a museum, gift shop, & 360 degree views from the observation deck. you can see 4 states & even the skyline of Atlanta on clear days!

Helen, GA: Helen is a unique Bavarian style town offering a little bit of everything. Ziplining, mountain coasters, riving tubing, shopping, resorts, waterfalls, attractions for all ages, & MORE!

Dahlonega, GA

Consolidated Gold Mine: They offer underground tours of the mine, gold panning & gem mining all in one location. One of our favorites to take the family.

Blue Ridge, GA

Downtown Blue Ridge: The downtown area houses many local restaurants, shops offering a variety of goods, novelty items, antiques, & treats for the whole family.

Huck's General Store: Unique store in Downtown Blue Ridge. Offering "vintage" candies & food items, books, t-shirts, apothecary items, & many other offbeat gifts & souvenirs. 

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway: Step back in time as you & your family enjoy a railway excursion along the beautiful Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville. Book ahead as tickets sell fast!

Mercier Orchards: a 4th generation family & veteran-owned & operated apple orchard founded back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier. Be sure to pick-up some delicious fruit, fresh baked goods, cider, and specialty items from the market when you visit.

Swan Drive-in Theater & diner: Screening since 1955, take a step back in time & experience a cinematic adventure under the stars, complete with a diner & carhops that deliver to your car!

2nd Story Entertainment: Looking for something to do on a rainy day? This is an INDOOR family fun center featuring a full 18 hole unique mini-golf course weaving in & out of 8 individually themed rooms of a 114 year old hotel. Also offers family fun games & arcade machines. 

The Lilly Pad Village: They offer a safe & fun entertainment for all ages at their natural scenic setting. Enjoy fishing on the stocked 1/3 acre pond, gem mining, mini golf. Take a break and visit the shop where you can enjoy a novelty ice cream.

Aska Adventure area: The Aska Adventure Area is home to the Toccoa River, countless of Hiking Trails, many "Mom & Pop" businesses, local history, & much more!

Toccoa Valley Tubing & Campground: Open since 1969, TVC offers relaxing river tubing, rafting, & kayaking with shuttle service. Who doesn't love a day on the river?!

Other Favorites

Tellus Science Museum: Located in Cartersville, GA

Booth Western art Museum: located in Cartersville, Ga

Tennessee Aquarium: Located in Chattanooga, Tn

Tennessee Valley Railroad & museum: Located in Chattanooga, TN

The Incline Railway: Located in Chattanooga, Tn

Ruby Falls: Located in Chattanooga, TN

Rock City: Located in Chattanooga, Tn

Cherokee Historical Museum: Located in Murphy, NC

Fields of the Woods: Located in Murphy, NC

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