We love being outdoors as much as we can when the weather is as nice as it is during the summertime in Blue Ridge. While the kids are still out of school and we’re squeezing as much time as we can into the last remaining weeks of school vacation, we try to have as many outdoor adventures as we can! That’s why when the kids start to get hungry, we like to take our families to places we can enjoy the cool mountain evenings. Black Sheep and Fightingtown Tavern have great outdoor spaces, and Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is well-known for its tree-covered patio and beautiful view of the river. You can check out all the dining options in Blue Ridge by viewing our Dining Guide.
Create your own breeze in a treetop adventure at one of our several options for zip lining and
If you really want excitement, Blue Ridge Helicopter Tours and Tank Town USA afford you time outside from their own unique perspectives. Get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Lake Blue Ridge, or rent some seriously heavy equipment and get down and dirty crushing some cars (your kids, and probably your husband, will definitely thank you).
After you’re all adventured-out, relax and enjoy a flick under the summer stars at the Swan Drive-In. Originally established in 1955, this theater is open year-round with the first-run movies your family has been dying to see, and is the perfect end to a perfect summer day full of outdoor excitement.
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