YES, WE'LL BE OPEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY!
GEM MINING IS COVERED AND HEATED - HOT WATER FLUMES!
We are on our winter schedule. We are closed Monday through Friday, and are open Saturday and Sunday. If you would like to use our facilities during the week, please call us on 706-534-1317 and make an appointment.
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!
This year we are making our flumes more user friendly and more winterized. The flumes are covered, and we have heaters to keep you warm while you are enjoying the experience. As of November, we shall also heat our water so your hands will be nice and warm while looking for those great looking gemstones. So by all means, make the Lilly Pad your destination for some winter 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! Fishing tickets are good for the entire day!
Just for those die hard fishermen - our fishing pond is still open, however our fish are getting ready to retire for the winter months, and catching a fish - even though it is still possible - is becoming more and more challenging. Just so that you know :-)
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 still open of course, and as always, is weather dependent. Mini golf tickets, just like fishing, are day passes, so enjoy as many rounds as you wish.
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.
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!
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.