Ellijay has the most amazing places to hang your hammock.
Everywhere you go, people are hanging their hammocks in the most relaxing and beautiful locations.
We put together a great list of locations in Ellijay, so grab your hammock and straps and go exploring.
Tumbling Waters Nature Trail at Carter’s Lake
This is an easy to moderate trail located in the Ridgeway Recreation Area at Carters Lake. Hike the trail to the beautiful bridge then take the trail down to Tails Creek. Be ready to really expand your straps if you want to capture this spot, but there are many other beautiful locations to hang your hammock near the creek on this trail.
Amadahy Trail at Carters Lake
Grab your bike and your hammock and explore the Amadahy Trail at Carters Lake. This fantastic multi-use trail is a 3.5 mile loop. Located at the Woodring Branch Recreation Area off Hwy 282/76. The Amadahy Trail offers great lake views, and two small streams are found along the trail.
Woodring Branch Recreation Area at Carters Lake
Harrison Park in Downtown Ellijay
Right in the heart of Downtown Ellijay is the perfect park to hang your hammock. This 26 acre park offers large shady trees along the Ellijay River offering the perfect location to relax. Located on McCutchen St., less than one-half mile from the roundabout, Harrison Park has walking paths and off-road parking available.
Bear Creek Trail
The Bear Creek Trail is known for its beautiful scenery along Bear Creek to the Gennett Poplar, the state record Tulip Poplar. There are many opportunities to hang your hammock and relax in the woods, while also enjoying one of the most popular and beautiful hikes in the area.
Fort Mountain State Park
River Park in Ellijay
Three Forks Trail
This familiar bridge is on the Three Forks Trail. This trail is on our Favorite Family Hiking Trails and is part of the Trout Adventure Trail. An easy 2.2 hike will lead you to Long Creek Falls. Cool bridges, streams, waterfalls and the opportunity to earn a patch will have your whole family hanging their hammocks along this trail.
If hiking to your destination isn’t really your thing, and you just want to chill and sip some wine.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your hammock and come to Ellijay.
Don’t have a hammock, here are a few places in Ellijay you can buy one:
Photo Credit to Jonathan Hoek thetalladventurer.wordpress.com