Tank Town

Go on Your Own Excursion in Blue Ridge

In the Blue Ridge, Georgia, episode of “The Excursion,” host David Zelski crushes cars in a tank, goes mountain biking, tests his baking skills and navigates a ropes course. The potential reward? Fly-fishing and dining riverside.

Recreate his adventures on your own excursion in Blue Ridge, Georgia!

Stay at The Oyster Cast & Blast Inn

The Oyster Cast & Blast Inn in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Stay in the heart of Blue Ridge, Georgia's historic district on main street at The Oyster Cast & Blast Inn, steps away from fine and casual dining, great shopping, art galleries and more. Rent one of four rooms, or rent the entire inn for your family or group.

Rent mountain bikes at Cartecay Bike Shop

Mountain biking in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Rent bikes and hit the area's 50+ trails using guides from the Cartecay Bike Shop in Ellijay in the foothills of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Social rides on Saturday mornings welcome everyone to experience the local trails.

Try all the cupcakes at The Sweet Shoppe of the South

Photo courtesy Sweet Shoppe of the South, Facebook

Buy fresh, made-from-scratch, gourmet desserts, served with a healthy portion of Southern hospitality from The Sweet Shoppe of the South in downtown Blue Ridge. Founded by friends Nikki Gribble and Susan Catron, the shop won Season 6 of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and has been named one of Explore Georgia’s 100 Plates Locals Love.

Crush cars with a tank at Tank Town USA

At Tank Town near Blue Ridge, guests can drive tanks over cars for thrilling fun. - Photo courtesy Tank Town, Facebook

Whether you want to drive a military tank, military truck or construction equipment, Tank Town USA has it all. Professional instructors will put you in the driver's seat as you navigate a 5-acre course designed to let you test what these vehicles can do! It's a fun, fast paced, and exciting adventure for all ages. 

Watch a master make fly rods at Oyster Bamboo Fly Rods

Offering custom bamboo fly rods, bamboo rod making classes, and a complete assortment of traditionally styled reels, lines and accessories, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods are renowned for their quality and artistry. Bill Oyster personally engraves his own rods and has been commissioned to make rods for many of the world’s finest anglers, including President Jimmy Carter. The Oyster shop in downtown Blue Ridge is a must-see!

Learn the ropes at Blue Ridge Adventure Park

Blue Ridge Adventure Park's ropes course

Blue Ridge's premiere aerial Adventure Park is an obstacle challenge course featuring suspended bridges, tight ropes, climbing walls, ziplines, and other fun obstacles for every age and ability. Enjoy more than 50 obstacles ranging from moderate to extreme difficulty.

Go fly-fishing and dine riverside with SharperBites Fly-fishing

Fly-fishing on the Toccoa River

SharperBites provides half-day or full-day guided fly fishing trips for trophy trout -  Brook, Brown and Rainbow - on the Toccoa headwaters. Beginners and seasoned anglers alike will enjoy a day out on the water with these guides. All equipment is provided, and guests may choose to sit by the river and enjoy a gourmet shore lunch or dinner with advanced notice.

Published: October 2017