3 Things You Can’t Miss in Ellijay This Spring Break!

Spring break season is finally here! Why not spend it visiting Ellijay?


Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Ellijay’s serene hiking trails, one-of-a-kind experiences, and bustling downtown make this small town the perfect place for a big family adventure. Whether shopping, hiking, or just relaxing in a cabin is your cup of tea, there is something for everyone when visiting Ellijay. Stay-cationing this Spring Break? There are still plenty of fun things for your family to do! Here are some tips for having the best Spring Break ever in Ellijay:


Downtown Shopping

With many fun shops and stops in Downtown Ellijay, the whole family can find a store they love! With a wide selection of toys and candy, The Gumdrop Fun Shop will make any feel like a kid again. Not only do they have toys, but they also have a gem-mining section at the back of their store where your kid can feel like you’re a paleontologist! Rey’s Relics is the place to go when looking for vintage comic books, playing cards, and other collectibles for any age. Little Apple Mercantile has everything you need for the perfect Ellijay merchandise or collectibles. With plenty of Ellijay hoodies, t-shirts, and kid’s shirts, everyone can take home a souvenir! To finish your shopping haul, stop at one of our many sweets and treats shops, like, Chill Out Ice Cream and Eatery, A Little Baked Bakery, Ellijay Coffee House, or The Bavarian Chocolatier to treat yourself after a hard day of shopping!


Exploring the Unsolved

Do you believe? Expedition: BIGFOOT! Invites travelers to walk through the artifacts and evidence of real-life encounters with Bigfoot. While walking through the artifacts, step into the movie area and watch a documentary about Bigfoot lore through history! At the end of the expedition, visit their gift shop full of Bigfoot merchandise, collectibles, and clothing. Not only do they have Bigfoot items, but they also have Mothman as well! From the Yeti in Nepal to Sunk Man in Florida, can you solve the mystery of Bigfoot?


The Great Outdoors

Nothing says family bonding more than exploring and hiking in Ellijay, GA!

Hike on Carters Lake’s Tumbling Waters Trail for an easy hike. This one-mile round-trip hike has the perfect scenery, covered in moss, ferns, and old-growth trees, that anybody will love. Halfway through the trail, walk on the wooden bridge overlooking the river and the tumbling waters. At the end of the trail, walk to the overlook, see the famous tumbling waters, and take in the beautiful atmosphere!


Another family-friendly trail we love is the Fort Mountain State Park Trail! This popular 1.2-mile trail is renowned for its Fire Tower and the mysterious stone wall the Moon Eye people-built
thousands of years ago. While hiking, you can learn about the history of the Moon Eye People and the mystery of why they created the 885 feet long wall. When you reach the top of the trail and make it to the fire tower, look for the heart-shaped stone hidden on one of the walls! Hiking is the perfect way to connect with your family and nature, and Ellijay is the ideal place to do so!