Fun Family Activities
near Ellijay Georgia
and Blue Ridge Ga

Ellijay Paint your own Pottery at Whistle Tree -Take home a really personalized souvenir or make a great gift. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-5 Located on the Ellijay Square at 10 North Main Street Ellijay, Georgia 30540 706-698-1223
Ellijay Miniature Golf and Batting Cages - Gilmer Golf and Games, Hwy 515 across from Trinity Homes, just south of Walmart. Play the most scenic miniature golf course in Georgia. Open weekends. The course has been designed with Mother Nature in mind; rock and water hazards create challenging diversions for the skillful player. Includes Sparkling blue waterfalls, rushing streams, and lovely gardens. Call for hours 706-698-GOLF
Ellijay Bowling - the Alley Bowling Alley 449 Industrial Blvd. Ste. 175 Ellijay, GA Tel 706-276-3130. Cosmic Bowling on Fri and Sat. nights Family Bowling Center with 12 lanes, arcade, Pool tables and concessions incl. pizza.
Ellijay Ellijay Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary - established to care for sick and injured wildlife and is home to a variety of animals such as bears and cougars. By appointment only. 435 Cougar Ln. Ellijay 706-276-2980
Ellijay Llama Farm - Welcome to Riseland Llama Farm. We are a small (sometimes called mini) farm in the foot hills of Northern Georgia. Our Herd currently numbers over 20 and our Llamas for Sale include both show quality and pet quality animals. We welcome you to just come by & meet a llama and say hello. We offer FARM TOURS for one or more. We offer Farm Tours on an appointment basis. Our goal is to introduce llamas to you and educate the public about llamas. Groups of 1 to 60 are welcome. Each tour is customized to your groups personal needs and desires. Come on by, relax and get to know a llama - not to mention we provide all the free llamas kisses you desire. No charge, however donations are appreciated. Call 706-669-5017 or visit
Blue Ridge New Leaf Adventures - Our goal is to assist you and your family in an adventure you will never forget. Being in nature and being together make for a wonderful start to a great adventure. Come and experience for yourself. We have all the supplies you would need for your adventure. Activities can include: hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, flat water canoe, archery, tubing, kayaking and rock climbing. Let us help with your vacation plans. Activities require advanced notice for availability. 24 Adelaide Drive Blue Ridge GA 30513 Call 404-217-0041 or visit

Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - take a ride in an historic train car from April - Dec. Ticket prices range from $15 to $33. Located on Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge 706-632-9833. Special Holiday rides are held during Octocer and December.
Blue Ridge Critter Creations - a fun place where kids can make their own stuffed animal. They pick their own animal, stuff it, dress it and give it a name with a birth certificate and a cool box. 662 East Main St. Blue Ridge, GA 706-632-8944 (Inside "Twigs to Furniture")
Blue Ridge Bowling - Fannin Lanes 4115 East 1st Street Blue Ridge 706-632-2064.
Treasure Hunt - Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for gps users and gives your family a common goal and sense of shared adventure. GPS users can use the location coordinates given on-line to find the caches. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache. Go to this website, type in your zip code to find the local caches and start your search!
Dahlonega Rainbow Nation of Georgia - Your family will enjoy this Animal refuge and sanctuary. It is home to chinchillas, emus, and exotic birds. Also be sure to visit the newest addition, the Amicalola Deer Park on Hwy 52. For more info, call 706-265-3484 or Sean Smith director 706-429-4747 or visit or for the deer park, visit
Dahlonega Chestatee Wildlife Preserve - home to 450 animals from white tigers, camels, bison and leopards to wolves.
469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega 706-864-9411
Dawsonville Kangaroo Conservation Center - 87 acre wildlife park hosts the largest collection of kangaroos outside of Australia. Also home to a wide array of Australian birds and reptile, KCC offers a variety of entertaining and educational activities. For more information, calendar schedules, ticket purchases and online shopping, please go to Pack a picnic to enjoy in our Butterfly picnic garden, walk our 1.5 miles of trails - Spend the day! Minimum age is 5 yrs old. Located at 222 Bailey Waters Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534 706-265-6100
Dawsonville Uncle Shucks - Explore the corn maze, find your perfect pumpkin, shoot the corn cannon - great food and fun. 1-888-OSHUCKS
Cleveland Cabbage Patch Hospital - Babyland General Hospital is open to the public and offers free tours. See where the Cabbage Patch Kids are born. Located at 73 Underwood St. Cleveland, GA 30528. For more information or hours, call 706-865-2171 or visit
Water Fun - Check in for info on tubing, rafting and other fun water activities in North Georgia.

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