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    About 10 of us grown ups are getting away from the kids this weekend and headed to north Georgia for a little trip. We are staying in Ellijay,GA, this Thurday thru Sunday. Going white water rafting on the Ocoee on Saturday. Any suggestions for Friday? We were thinking of tubing down a river close by or maybe going to the Nantahala.

    Thanks for any input.
    Where we're going, we don't need no skis. Cheeto

  • #2
    Take the boat along and ski
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    Lake Blue Ridge



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    • #3
      #1 option is to get on Lake Blue Ridge
      There are tubing operations that operate on the Toccoa above Lake Blue Ridge, can't miss the signs on Aska Rd

      Downtown Blue Ridge has a variety of restaurants including very nice ones as well as a bar or two.


      Edit: When I say "above" I mean south. (closer to ellijay). The Toccoa flows north into Lake Blue Ridge, and then when the tailwaters cross the state line into Tennessee it is called the Ocoee.
      Last edited by CruisinGA; 08-25-2015, 02:45 PM.
      Bailey
      '02 X-9
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      • #4
        Not taking the boat. Would love to, but I would be the one making sure everything was taken care of. I want to relax a little. Those lakes look awesome. We are doing all of our own cooking at the cabin. Just looking for something to do on Friday to get out of the cabin for a few hours.

        Thanks guys.
        Where we're going, we don't need no skis. Cheeto

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        • #5
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          • #6
            That's all I have, unless you want to go the LARGEST AQUARIUM in the world ...
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            (865) 995 0607 Hm (BSURE 2 LVMSGE)
            (865) 679 2246 Cph (ANYTM UPTO 9PM EST)
            [email protected]

            sigpic
            I've got badass '93 MC BF 200 w/ a Yahamie ProV 200.
            M O S T A W E S O M E C R A F T E V E R B U I L T
            'Luv'n life behind a Barefoot 200'
            atlfootr





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            • #7
              Check out the sites in Down town Chattanooga

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              • #8
                Lots of mountain biking in the area if you do that.
                Blue Ridge Marina offers pontoon rentals if you just want to explore the lake and swim
                Bailey
                '02 X-9
                Lake Blue Ridge

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                • #9
                  We vacation there every year and love the area (have only taken the boat once in four trips). There are some nice hiking trails in the area with waterfalls and some terrain. We have gone horseback riding on a couple of visits and have also driven over to some nearby parks and scenic drives. We always go tubing down the Toccoa.

                  When we haven't rented lakefront, we alway go for a cabin "high up" and just enjoy the hell out of the long distance views, quiet time, reading, barbecuing, playing board games and early afternoon cocktailing. So much the better if you have an outdoor fireplace and/or hot tub on the deck (many rentals do).
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kweisner View Post
                    We vacation there every year and love the area (have only taken the boat once in four trips). There are some nice hiking trails in the area with waterfalls and some terrain. We have gone horseback riding on a couple of visits and have also driven over to some nearby parks and scenic drives. We always go tubing down the Toccoa.

                    When we haven't rented lakefront, we alway go for a cabin "high up" and just enjoy the hell out of the long distance views, quiet time, reading, barbecuing, playing board games and early afternoon cocktailing. So much the better if you have an outdoor fireplace and/or hot tub on the deck (many rentals do).
                    Tell me more about the Toccoa tubing? Who did you rent from? We are really laid back. Can you take a cooler of beer on that tubing adventure?

                    Thanks
                    Where we're going, we don't need no skis. Cheeto

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                    • #11
                      please update us on your trip afterwards. ellijay isn't too far from us in the 'ham and i'd love to hear some 1st hand experience as we've thought about taking the kids up there. have a great trip.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by supreme112279 View Post
                        Check out the sites in Down town Chattanooga
                        if you guys are doing the Ocoee, Chattanooga is prob the biggest city closest to you with most stuff to do.
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                        • #13
                          Tell me more about the Toccoa tubing? Who did you rent from? We are really laid back. Can you take a cooler of beer on that tubing adventure?
                          We always go to the Toccoa Family Campground which is the "pink tube" place. Ironic to your question, they have a sign posted "No Alcohol" at the campground, so I assume that carries over to the tube rental business too. Not a big hardship--plenty of other places to enjoy a cool one afterwards! I can't say if there's an actual prohibition about coolers/beer on the river itself since we never tried. I think there is one other outfit that rents tubes but never used them.

                          On a totally different note, last time we were there (April) we had a lunch at Joe's Barbecue and it was excellent. Great food and prices and clearly a family run operation which shows. And they have beer!
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                          • #14
                            I will post about trip next week when we get back. We have some great cooks going, and plan on doing all our eating at the cabin. This is just a relaxing trip for us (except the Ocoee part). Thanks for all the advise.
                            Where we're going, we don't need no skis. Cheeto

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                            • #15
                              I float the Toccoa at least once a year. I always have a cooler with me, we always DIY it and don't use an outfitter.

                              There is no general rule against drinking on the river, must just be a rule with Toccoa Family Campground. The one thing you can get nailed for is not having a lifejacket with you.
                              Bailey
                              '02 X-9
                              Lake Blue Ridge

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