Huck's Lost Mine offers a 9-hole indoor mini golf course combined with a 50 foot covered outdoor flume line for gem mining. Guests can enjoy a round of mini golf on our mining themed course and then head outside to our covered flume for gem mining. Watch the Blue Ridge Scenic Train roll by as you try your hand at gem mining by the bag or by the bucket! Miners are guaranteed to find gems at Huck's Lost Mine!
There is nothing like this in Blue Ridge and it's great fun for the whole family!
For 50 years, the Mercier family has been welcoming visitors to taste the fruits of the mountains - that's a lot of tourists and a lot of fruit! Mercier's is a major tourist attraction, bringing hundreds of busloads of visitors to Fannin County year after year. The orchard grows almost 20 varieties of apples, including Gala, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji and others. Other seasonal fruit also is available, including peaches, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, along with locally grown produce.
From March to October the Ocoee River comes alive with whitewater enthusiasts from around the world who journey to shoot the world-class rapids in rafts, canoes, and kayaks. Outdoor adventure writer Kim Urquhart calls it "a paddler's paradise...loved for its size and power, constant flow rate and continuous waves and holes".
The Class III and IV rapids that highlight this river begin just west of Ducktown, TN. The Ocoee Whitewater Center is a federally operated put-in that is used by both commercial companies and individuals. In 2002 nearly 300,000 people made the journey from this site to the take-out more than 5 miles further down the river.
The Toccoa River is a popular weekend destination for tubing, canoeing, kayaking and trout fishing. The 17-mile Toccoa River Canoe Trail begins at Deep Hole, a Forest Service Campground. The river passes under the swinging bridge and into the Aska Adventure Trails area, where hiking and mountain biking are also popular.
Lake Blue Ridge is formed by the TVA dam, where boating and fishing are favorite activities of visitors. Once the river leaves Lake Blue Ridge, it travels down the valley known as the McCaysville Basin. This area is quite popular among trout fishermen.