Coastal Cowgirl Summer in Ellijay!

Ellijay is the perfect spot for a coastal cowgirl summer! Start your weekend by visiting the Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market and enjoy even more fresh farm produce from Mountain Valley Farm Store. Bring your friends and family to Chateau Meichtry for the perfect glass of wine to pair with your picnic in the vines! Explore Downtown Ellijay and visit Harrison Park to spend time outdoors. Your adventure doesn’t end there! Visit the tallest dam east of the Mississippi River – Carters Lake! Whether you’re into camping, fishing, picnicking, boating or hiking, Carters Lake has something for everyone! Plan your coastal cowgirl summer in Ellijay at some of our favorite spots!

Farmers Market

Start your weekend in Ellijay by visiting The Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturday mornings from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. With over 80 vendors offering a wide variety of delicious treats, fresh-grown vegetables, and handmade crafts, you can experience the market while admiring freshly cut Ellijay-grown flowers with an aroma of pastries and, jams & jellies filling the air. The market isn’t just about the delicious treats and beautiful flowers, volunteer musicians come out every Saturday to entertain and play your favorite tunes while you shop. For weekly updates on vendors, check out The Ellijay Farmers & Artisans Market on Facebook!

Mountain Valley Farm Store

If you’re a fan of fresh farm produce and delicious beef, you’re in for a treat! Mountain Valley Farm Store takes pride in raising beef in the most natural and sustainable way possible. Their cows graze on lush grass pastures, drink fresh mountain stream water, and breathe in the clean, fresh air. This means that when you shop, you’re not only getting the best-tasting beef but also enjoying the benefits of better health. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy steak, tender roast, flavorful ground beef, free range pork, or even handmade ice cream, they have it all. Visit Mountain Valley Farm Store and experience the difference for yourself. 

Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery

Located in the heart of the beautiful countryside, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard & Winery is the perfect spot for a picnic in the vines. On the weekends, enjoy delicious cuisine from food trucks to satisfy your taste buds and keep you fueled while you jam to your favorite tunes. Indoor and outdoor seating is available for those who prefer the cozy indoors or the refreshing outdoors. Grab your friends, pack a picnic basket, and come out for a tasting or a glass, while enjoying the beautiful scenery, and on weekends, enjoy live music entertainment from a great array of Georgia musicians every Saturday & Sunday.

Harrison Park

After exploring all that Downtown Ellijay has to offer, including unique shops and a variety of dining options, Harrison Park is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors. Whether you’re looking for another spot for a perfect picnic or want to take in the outdoors, Harrison Park is the perfect spot to relax, unwind, and soak in the beauty of nature. Don’t forget to bring your furry friend along for some quality time too! The park is just a short walk from downtown Ellijay and the field is so picturesque, with vibrant flowers and lush greenery. You won’t be able to resist taking photos and capturing the beauty of this place.

Carters Lake

Located in the breathtaking North Georgia Mountains, with sparkling waters and a rugged shoreline that’ll take your breath away, Carters Lake is another can’t-miss! Whether you’re into camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, hiking, or bird watching, Carters Lake has got you covered. Spend a fun-filled day out on the water, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. After you’ve had your fill of water adventures, hit the hiking trails along Carters Lake! Explore Big Acorn Nature Trail with the little ones, or if you’re up for a challenge, the Tumbling Waters Nature Trail is a must. Make sure to add Carters Lake to your list of must-visit spots, it’s the perfect way to top off your adventure in Ellijay!