September Hours

Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday through Friday 11:00 until 4:00,
Saturday 10:00 until 5:00
Sunday 11:00 until 4:00

OPEN Labor Day

YES, we are OPEN Labor Day Monday
10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Gem Polishing is also available

Fishing is great fun!

Our pond is fully stocked with feisty cat fish, brim and bass.

Bring your fishing poles or rent ours!

No fishing license required!

Spend a day at the Lilly Pad.

Picnic tables are available
You may bring a quick lunch or snacks.

We are pet friendly!

We do sell refreshments, and small snacks / ice cream
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Let us polish the gemstones you find!

Cut and polished here at the Lilly Pad CERTAIN DAYS ONLY.

Please call ahead!

We also ship!
  • Gem MiningIf you have never gem mined, you simply MUST!If you have already done it, we know you'll be back - most guests do.
  • Mini GolfOne low price gets you unlimited rounds of mountain mini golf for the day.
    Challenging course set in a mountain setting.
  • FishingAre you ready to catch the big one? Challenging catch and release in a beautiful setting. Great for kids as well as the serious at heart. All equipment supplied.
  • Guided HikingGet in line with nature, see amazing vistas. If you are not comfortable doing it on your own, have one of our experienced guide assist. We also provide self guided hiking information.

Fun Activities For ALL Ages

Gem Mining, Fishing, Mini Golf in a beautiful mountain setting!


The Lilly Pad Village is Blue Ridge's favorite destination.

Try out this amazing, friendly and customer oriented family fun center located in the Aska Adventure Area, just eight miles out of Blue Ridge.

Our activities are designed around a beautiful mountain environment. Have fun gem mining, going on a hike, catching feisty catfish or play a round of mini golf!

No entry fee. Kids, adults, pets are all welcome!

Get your gemstones polished - selected days only.

Please call ahead!

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  • Free parking!
  • Pets are welcome!
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  • Picnic table available!
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