Explore Gilmer County
“Pick” Ellijay and Gilmer County as your family vacation or a weekend getaway destination and you’re likely to get a taste of at least one of the many varieties of fresh, crisp apples that are grown here. This 432-square-mile, forest-covered county in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is Georgia’s Apple Capital, which provides our nation with more than 600,000 bushels of apples each year. You can’t go wrong with any variety of apple you pick.

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Scenic Mountain Community” is the logo - and the description - of the City of Ellijay. Two rivers, the Ellijay and Cartecay, flow together within in the city limits to form the Coosawatee River. Downtown Ellijay is a delightful amalgam of ongoing revitalization, historic preservation, strategic improvements and unadulterated charm. The square offers a round-a-bout that is surrounded by historic buildings, antique, craft, and gift shops and dining establishments, all combining to become the epitome of community atmosphere and scenic beauty. From fine
gems, priceless antiques, local artisans creations and interior furnishings to must-have souvenirs, high fashion, delicious culinary delights, Gilmer County offers treasures for all. Stroll the charmingly quaint streets lined with regal homes as you browse to your heart’s content. Then reward yourself for a hearty day of shopping with a meal that will thrill the senses.

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