COVERED GEM MINING
Cabin fever? Cannot tube, kayak, horse ride, hike? Gem mining is covered and it is FUN. Come on over.
Open 10:00 till 5:00
Spend some fun times at the Lilly Pad Village
The Lilly Pad is North Georgia's favorite place for gem mining, fishing and mini golf. Try out this amazing, friendly and customer oriented family fun center, located in the Aska Adventure Area of Blue Ridge, in the North Georgia Mountains. The Lilly Pad Village is a quaint and serene place with various activities designed around a beautiful mountain environment. The Putt-Putt Course is one of the few mountain mini golfs in the country and offers what you came to Blue Ridge to experience – Nature at its best. If you are looking for things to do in Blue Ridge, you found it!
Gem Mining - A Favorite Activity!
Gem Mining is for ALL AGES! Lots of fun for kids, but also enjoyed by many adults, who keep coming back year after year to experience this exciting activity!
Our flumes are covered so you are able to gem mine even when it is raining. So by all means, make the Lilly Pad your destination for some great fun, and enjoy our friendly and educational family fun activity in the Mountains.
Fishing - Have Your Kids Catch Their First Fish!
Our pond is FULLY stocked with catfish, bass and brim! We offer catch and release for all ages! Bring your own fishing gear or simply rent ours!
Mini Golf - Try Your Skills On A Mountain Mini Golf
Our mini golf course is very unique! It is only nine holes, but you may play as many rounds as you wish. Your ticket is good for an entire day of plays. The mini golf is weather dependent, as it is uncovered.
Guided Hikes - Completely Custom Designed For Your Group!
Be sure to make an appointment for a guided hike with a friendly and knowledgeable guide who will set the pace for two to three hours of easy-to-moderate hiking as you venture to area waterfalls, scenic vistas and natural attractions that visitors rarely get to see. Every hike is custom designed to fit your groups age limitations or physical ability.
Gifts And Snacks
We have basic snacks such as ice cream, cold drinks, candy bars along with some unique gifts such as our famous Soap Rocks, Take Home Gem Dirt, T-Shirts, Jewelry and whatever we can get our hands on that is unique and exciting!
We also sell area activity tickets
Looking to have more fun in the mountains. We also sell tickets for tubing, kayaking, guided fly fishing and more. Please check out our ticket office:
If You Need Area Information
Think of us as a "mini chamber of commerce" in the Aska Area. We'll be glad to point you to some great hiking trails; lucky fishing holes; amazing restaurants ...
Of course our Fannin County Chamber is awesome, and can provide detailed and extensive information also about the City of Blue Ridge and surrounding areas.