20 Summer Fun Ideas in the North Georgia Mountains – #17

The Mountain Life Team Blogger July 8, 2013

kayakingI know we are all crossing our fingers that this rain that has swept Georgia this July is going to be passing us by very soon.  However, it has definitely filled up our lakes and rivers!  Maybe a little too much in some areas, huh?  Well, hopefully the worst rain is behind us and you can get in some time enjoying my #17 summer fun idea…kayaking!  We have discussed tubing and other water activities, but kayaking is something everyone should try!

In a kayak, your body is not freezing in the ice cold creek water but rather you are inside the kayak, enjoying a beautiful stroll along the river.  Blue Ridge Mountain Kayaking, located in Copperhill, Tennessee,close to Blue Ridge Georgia, offers the longest ride on the lower Toccoa River in a single or tandem kayak.  There are a variety of packages you can choose from starting as low as $15 and on up to $50 for an all day trip.

While you are on the Toccoa, you will paddle through Tennessee as well as the  beautiful town of McCaysville, Georgia.  Two different states in  just a small amount of time!  You don’t even have to paddle if you had rather glide or float!  While enjoying the amazing scenery in the mountains, you will float under several bridges, and pass a waterfall at the Nifty Fifties restaurant!    You determine how long of a ride you want it to be according to which package you choose!

They will also rent you a fishing pole and tackle for $5 if you really want to make it a full day!  When you finish, you must go by the IGA Grocery store and stand on the blue line and take a picture…the kids can tell their friends they were in two states at once…. So come on out to the North Georgia Mountains and enjoy some fun!  If you missed my #16 idea, check it out here.  Happy summer!