Recreation & Attractions
|The array of outdoor activities in Gilmer County is impressive to say the least. With some of the finest fishing, most breathtaking waterfalls, 11 mountain trails for hiking, 59 trails for biking and 15 for horseback riding, whitewater rapids and so much more, Gilmer County is a nature lover’s paradise. Within a short distance of Ellijay are the State recreation areas of Carters Lake (12 miles),
Amicalola Falls State Park (20 miles), and Fort Mountain State Park (20 miles). Two extraordinary wildlife management areas, the Cohutta Wilderness and the Rich Mountain Wilderness, as well as National Forest recreation areas provide delight for outdoor enthusiasts. For those who love the challenge of “the links”, a public golf course welcomes residents and visitors.