5 Things You Can’t Miss This Spring Break in Ellijay, GA

As winter fades away and spring begins to bloom, there’s no better time to embark on an adventure than during spring break! While many flock to crowded beaches or bustling cities, why not opt for something a bit more off the beaten path? Nestled in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains lies Ellijay, a charming town bursting with outdoor activities, unique shopping experiences, and opportunities for unforgettable adventures. Plan a getaway to explore the perfect spring break destination that promises a blend of relaxation and excitement.

Shop in Downtown Ellijay

Begin your journey in Downtown Ellijay, where charming boutiques and antique shops line the streets. The Antiques Trail is your opportunity to not only go antiquing for fun, but also for prizes! Pick up your Antiques Trail Passport to get started. Spend a leisurely day strolling through downtown Ellijay, where you can browse the creations of local artisans, uncover hidden treasures in eclectic shops, or seeking out the latest trendy pieces to add to your collection. Delight your taste buds at the local eateries, where farm-to-table cuisine and Southern hospitality reign supreme.

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Explore the unsolved! For those intrigued by the mysterious and the unknown, a visit to EXPEDITION: Bigfoot! is an absolute must. Dive into the cryptids world as you explore the museum dedicated to the legendary creature known as Bigfoot. With exhibits featuring the country’s largest permanent display of footprint casts, life-size and interactive displays, and even a Sasquatch theater, this immersive experience is sure to spark your curiosity and ignite your sense of adventure. Don’t forget to pick up exclusive souvenirs and other one of a kind items to commemorate your experience. Who knows, you may just leave believing in the existence of the elusive Sasquatch!

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Hit the Trails

No trip to Ellijay would be complete without immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the North Georgia Mountains. Lace-up your hiking shoes and hit the trails to discover cascading waterfalls, panoramic vistas, and lush forests. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a novice adventurer, there are trails suited to every skill level. The Bear Creek Trail provides some of the most beautiful woods and trees around, including the Gennett Poplar, the state record Tulip Poplar, the second tallest tree in Georgia! The Big Acorn Trail is a family hiking trail starts at the Carters Lake Visitor Center and is 2/3 mile round trip to the lake view overlook and back!

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ATV Adventures

For those seeking a more rugged and fast-paced adventure, Ellijay offers thrilling ATV experiences. Buckle up and embark on an off-road adventure as you navigate through forested trails, splash through mud puddles, and conquer steep inclines. Create lasting memories with Epic Slingshot Rentals to adventure in a Polaris Slingshot, or with American Rentals’ UTVs and golf cart rentals – providing an unforgettable way to explore the scenic beauty of Ellijay and the North Georgia Mountains.

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Enjoy Local Cider

Add a trip to a local cidery to your spring break itinerary. Whether you prefer it sweet or dry, the distinct flavors of Ellijay’s hard apple cider are sure to tantalize your taste buds! Reece’s Cider Co. offers sixteen different hard ciders on tap, all produced with locally grown apples. Roo Mountain Vineyards provides a curated selection of wines and hard ciders, fresh from the vineyard and made by their own team of experienced winemakers. So raise a glass, toast to the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains, and enjoy a sip of locally-produced cider in Ellijay!

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