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Old 08-25-2015, 11:38 AM
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North Georgia trip this weekend questions

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.

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Old 08-25-2015, 11:40 AM
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Carter's Lake in Gilmer County - North Georgia Mountains



Carters Lake is the deepest man-made lake east of the Mississippi. It offers over 62 miles of uninhabited shoreline.
This Corps of Engineers lake offers sites for sight-seeing, hiking, picnicking, camping, swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing.


Lake Blue Ridge



Or Lake Burton in Clayton GA.

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Old 08-25-2015, 11:44 AM
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#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.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
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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.

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Old 08-25-2015, 12:04 PM
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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
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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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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?

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