Plan YOUR Ultimate Guys Trip to North Georgia: Vacation Ideas, Activities, and Lodging

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Are you looking for an epic adventure with your bros or a relaxing retreat to reconnect with the guys in your family? North Georgia is the perfect destination for guys trips, offering tons of outdoor activities, relaxation, amenity-loaded cabins, and fun for all ages. From scenic Blue Ridge hikes and waterfalls to craft breweries and seasonal events, there’s something for every guys getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Best Guys Trip Destinations in North Georgia

Above Atlanta, there are several mountain towns and areas in North Georgia that are perfect for a guys trip, depending on your interests and preferences. Here are a few of our top picks: 

Blue Ridge
This charming mountain town is known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, classic train, unique boutiques, restaurants, and craft breweries. Take a hike on the Appalachian Trail, fish for trout in the Toccoa River, or sample local beers at Grumpy Old Men Brewing or Fannin Brewing Company. 

Located in the heart of North Georgia, Ellijay is a small town with a top-notch blend of outdoor adventure and local culture. With an abundance of hiking trails, fishing spots, restaurants, and apple orchards, it’s ideal for a memorable and relaxing guys getaway.

Big Canoe
Big Canoe is an ideal destination for a guys-only getaway, offering a range of outdoor activities and community amenities to pair with your mountain cabin. For starters, there’s a championship golf course, 3 lakes with kayaking, fishing, and boating, exclusive eateries, trails, and sports courts.

Guys Getaway Activities in North Georgia

Hiking & Mountain Biking 
North Georgia’s state parks and the Chattahoochee National Forest are great places to find beautiful hiking and biking trails with wondrous wildlife, historic sites, and waterfalls. With picturesque views and challenging terrain, Blue Ridge hikes offer the perfect destination for hikers or mountain bikers seeking outdoor adventure. 

Experience the rush of ziplining through the North Georgia Mountains with your buddies, enjoying breathtaking views of the forest canopy and surrounding landscape along the way. With several zipline tours available, it’s the perfect adventure for guys looking for a thrill. 

Trout Fishing
With more than 4,000 miles of trout streams and rivers, North Georgia is a utopia for anglers. Book a guided fishing trip for your guys weekend getaway, or explore the waters with your own gear for a chance to catch rainbow, brown, or brook trout on a fly fishing day trip with your bros. 

Craft Breweries & Wineries
North Georgia is home to a growing number of craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries, making it easy to sample some of the best Appalachian beers, spirits, and award-winning wines in the region. Many breweries and vineyards offer tours and tastings, as well as live music and food trucks. 

Kayaking & Canoeing
Kayaking is a popular activity in North Georgia, with numerous rivers and lakes offering scenic routes for kayakers of all skill levels. Paddle down the Ocoee aka Toccoa River with Rolling Thunder or explore Lake Blue Ridge on a guided tour for an exhilarating and memorable kayaking experience in North Georgia.

Horseback Riding
Exploring North Georgia’s breathtaking landscape on horseback is a fun experience for your mountain getaway with the guys. With a variety of guided trail rides through the Blue Ridge Mountains, horseback riding in North Georgia offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while bonding with friends.

Golf Courses
Check out several stunning golf courses that offer a challenging game in a beautiful natural setting on your guys trip to North Georgia. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, grab your mates and hit the links at courses like the Old Toccoa Farm Golf Course or the Brasstown Valley Golf Club. 

Scenic Drives
Planning to bring your motorcycles, off-roaders, or convertibles? Take a scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains — teeming with natural beauty and incredible mountain scenery. Dip through valleys, wind among the lofty trees, and pull up to scenic overlooks worth a stop on your road trip.  

North Georgia Events for Your Guys Trip

Looking for some exciting events to add to your guys getaway in North Georgia? Below are some of the top festivals and tournaments that may pique your interest. 

Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Festival | Feb 17, 2024
Grab your jacket and head over to Blue Ridge for some chili and craft brews at this annual winter event in North Georgia. You can sample chili and vote for your favorite while tapping to live music, sipping beer, and checking out riveting ice sculpting demos. There’s also wine tasting!

Trout & Outdoor Adventures Festival | Apr 29, 2023
This Blue Ridge, GA, event celebrates the opening of trout fishing season and all things related to the great outdoors. It features a variety of activities for guys of all ages, including fishing seminars, casting demos, axe throwing, and equipment vendors. Plus, there’s a food court and beer garden!

JeepFest | Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2023
If you’re an off-road enthusiast, be sure to plan your trip around the annual JeepFest in Jasper, Georgia. This 3-day event features everything from mudding to obstacle courses, plus live music and food vendors. Not to mention, all proceeds go to helping local children thrive.

Oktoberfest | Sep 7 – Oct 29, 2023
Alpine Helen’s annual Bavarian Oktoberfest is a must-visit event for any beer-loving guy. From traditional German music and dancing to bratwurst and a bustling bier garten, Oktoberfest is a lively and fun-filled event you won’t want to miss.

Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival | Sep 15-16, 2023
For a weekend of great music and delicious food, head to the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This Appalachian event features some of the region’s best blues musicians plus mouth-watering barbecue.

Georgia Apple Festival | Oct 14-22, 2023 (Weekends)
October is apple season in North Georgia, and the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay is the perfect way to celebrate. With over 300 vendors selling everything from apple pies and cider to handmade crafts and jewelry, you’ll find something scrumptious to eat as well as gifts for the whole family.

Mountain Lodges Loaded with Amenities

Imagine soaking in a hot tub with stunning mountain views after a day of hiking and exploring the beautiful outdoors or cooking up a delicious meal on a sizzling grill while enjoying a cold beer or a jar of moonshine with your best buds. At Georgia Cabins for YOU, we have a variety of cabin rentals to suit cozy stays with close friends or large group getaways. 

Additional amenities include game rooms with pool tables and wet bars, outdoor lounges with fireplaces, firepits with mountain views, and big screen TVs. When it’s time to unwind, our cabins offer comfortable beds and cozy living areas to relax and recharge for the next day’s adventures. Plus, our mountain cabins are conveniently located near all the best activities North Georgia has to offer. 

Why settle for an ordinary hotel room when you can enjoy a luxurious cabin with all the amenities you want and need for a fun guys getaway in North Georgia? Book online anytime or give us a call at 1.866.714.6034 to get the ball rolling.

Explore the great outdoors, sip local whiskey at your mountain cabin, check out seasonal events, and make memories together on your ultimate guys trip to North Georgia!