FREE Things To Do In Ellijay This Weekend

While in Ellijay, a plethora of budget-friendly and FREE activities await, allowing you to make the most of your visit. Take a leisurely hike along the picturesque trails of the North Georgia mountains, and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance and breathtaking views. You can’t miss exploring the heart of downtown Ellijay, where you can discover local shops, peruse through antique markets, and this weekend only, stumble upon the last weekend of the Apple Arts on the Square Festival – it’s free, accessible, and pet-friendly!

Apple Arts on the Square

After your visit to the fairgrounds, bring your family to Downtown Ellijay for Apple Arts. This sister festival of the Georgia Apple Festival happens on the same dates and times and adds fun arts & crafts and delicious food to the downtown scene. Ready for the best part? Apple Arts is pet-friendly, accessible, and admission is FREE! After exploring all of the unique vendors, visit the shops in Downtown Ellijay. For more information on Apple Festival Events, visit “What You Can’t Miss at the 2023 Georgia Apple Festival”.

Downtown Ellijay

Explore all that Downtown Ellijay has to offer. From antiques to boutiques, you’re sure to find something special here. You’ll find all kinds of unique and interesting items, from handmade crafts to vintage treasures. If you’re a foodie, your taste buds will love the tasting rooms, specialty bakery and coffee shops, and must-try local cuisine!

Explore Ellijay’s Trails

If you love exploring new trails, you won’t want to miss all the awesome trails Ellijay has to offer. Tumbling Waters Trail winds along the banks of Carters Lake and features scenic views of cascades and the North Georgia Mountains. Bear Creek Trail is a gorgeous hike that takes you to the Gennett Poplar, the second largest tree in Georgia. No matter what trail you pick, you can’t go wrong with hiking in Ellijay. For more outdoor adventure ideas, visit “Experience All Things Outdoors in Ellijay”, and “Our Family Favorite Hiking Trails”.

Need more info?

Visit a Pick Ellijay Welcome Center for brochures, maps, and more!