Outdoor Things to do in the Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge Mountains are full of things to do and places to visit.  We’ve been visiting for years and have written up articles about all the places we’ve visited and things we’ve done, and have additionally included lots of photos.  These guides will help you find the various locations, will share tips about each place, and allow you to be prepared before you arrive.

Hiking Blue Ridge MountainsHiking is one of the most popular things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains, as they contain over 5,000 miles of hiking trails, including a good portion of the famous Appalachian trail that goes from Georgia to New Hampshire.   You’re certain to find the perfect trails for you whether it be a long multi-day hike, or a short day hike.  >>> Click here to see all of our Hiking Trail Adventures



Skinny Dip FallsSwimming Holes – Nothing is more refreshing than plunging into a Blue Ridge Mountain Swimming hole during the hot summer months.   Swimming holes can be found all over the Blue Ridge from Georgia to Virginia, and are often right next to beautiful waterfalls.   >>> Learn more about the various Blue Ridge Swimming Holes



Soco Falls FallWaterfalls – Hands down our most favorite thing to see in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the breath taking waterfalls, and there are tons of them!  Almost every adventure out, we seek a destination that has at least one waterfall, whether big or small.   Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge are beautiful, crisp and clean, and the sounds will melt away your troubles.  >>> Read all about Waterfalls in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains


Shark Lagoon TunnelAttractions – There is so much to see in the Blue Ridge Mountains that you could literally spend years visiting, and not see everything!  There are National Parks, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Skyline Drive, and lots of other attractions to visit in the many cities, including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Blue Ridge GA, and many more.  >>> Check out all of the attractions we’ve visited in the Blue Ridge


About the author

Larry Deane is co-owner of Blue Ridge Mountain Life. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and has a deep passion for nature, history, storytelling, and adventure. Along with his wife Jenn, they combined these passions to create Blue Ridge Mountain Life, a travel guide to these stunning mountains they are fortunate to call home.

Larry has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and journalist, and has established himself as a leading voice and expert for Blue Ridge Mountains. He is also an avid hiker, photographer, and videographer. He loves sharing his mountain adventures and knowledge with more than 500,000 people per month on Blue Ridge Mountain Life.

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