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Jan30

Wintertime on the Fly in Ellijay

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Wintertime on the Fly in Ellijay

As we move into February in Ellijay, our streams and rivers up here in the southern Appalachia’s should become the coldest of the year.  Extreme cold water and trout usually do not go hand in hand very well.  What I mean by that statement is trout simply slowdown in everything they do.

Jan23

The TV Show Featuring Ellijay and Carter’s Lake to Debut Next Month

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Area to be Featured on World Fishing Network, Sportsman, and Outdoor Channels

The TV Show Featuring Ellijay and Carter’s Lake to  Debut Next Month

The Internationally televised, Emmy-nominated television show, Fishing University, that filmed here in the late Fall, will air that episode featuring Ellijay and the surrounding area next month. The show features not only the lake, but local dining, activities and attractions.

Jan10

Top 10 Things To Do in the Winter in Ellijay

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Top 10 Things To Do in the Winter in Ellijay

Winter is one of the best times to visit Ellijay, Georgia. Make plans to bundle up and explore a place where both forests and fireplaces beckon, about 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dec01

New Years Events in Ellijay

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New Years Events in Ellijay

There are many events and activities in Ellijay to enjoy over the New Years holiday. We encourage you to view our Calendar of Events for more information on these and future events.

Nov14

Georgia's Delay Harvest Trout Fishing

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Georgia

Georgia’s DH season begins November 1st, and continues through May 14th.  The DH sections of these waters are marked with signage.  During the DH season, anglers must release all trout immediately, and use and possess only artificial lures with one single hook per lure. 

Oct01

Best Fall Activities You Must Do in Ellijay

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Best Fall Activities You Must Do in Ellijay

Fall is the best time to visit the North Georgia mountains. We have put together a list of the best Fall Activities to experience in Ellijay. From the Georgia Apple Festival to senic views, this list will give you great things to do in the Fall.

May31

Our Favorite Family Hiking Trails in Ellijay

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Our Favorite Family Hiking Trails in Ellijay

When you want to take your family hiking for some fun outdoors, it's always good to know safe, family friendly places to go.

Apr25

Reasons to Ride Your Mountain Bike in Ellijay in 2018

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Reasons to Ride Your Mountain Bike in Ellijay in 2018

Thanks to the hard work of business owners and volunteers, Ellijay is a true mountain bike destination that you must visit. Ellijay continues to provide awesome trails and all the services a Mountain Biker might need, whether you are a beginner or advanced.

Mar16

Springtime Fly Fishing in Ellijay, GA

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Springtime Fly Fishing in Ellijay, GA

 April has always been a fond month for me. Milder weather is always a plus for anglers and guides alike. Just all kinds of activity everywhere, and especially on and in the streams. The rainbow trout are beautifully colored up right now from their spawning activities.

Mar14

The Best Things To Do for Spring Break in Ellijay

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The Best Things To Do for Spring Break in Ellijay

Do you need some fun, kid-friendly activities for Spring Break? We have the best list of things to do for your family! Enjoy the new flavors just in time for spring at Abby's Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt including Georgia Peach, Rainbow Brite Twist, Valencia Orange, Pink Lemonade and more! Try the April flavor of the month, Scout’s Honor--a mint ice cream with Oreo cookie balls & chocolate chips at MooBears Ice Cream & Treatery!

Feb15

Trout Fishing in Ellijay - Just Waiting on Spring

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Trout Fishing in Ellijay - Just Waiting on Spring

Usually during March, we see signs of springtime. Upper mountain flowers will start to bloom like the Lady’s slippers which is a member of the orchid family, etc. Streams and rivers will continue to rise with the occasional rains being received. And finally, warmer days to come will surely start bringing some trout up to the surface for a quick snack which makes for great trout fishing.  We’re looking for an outstanding spring this year and a bunch of hook ups!

Feb12

Do you have Springer Fever?

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Do you have Springer Fever?

Are you suffering from an uncontrollable urge to sleep outdoors, eat trail mix and tromp around the woods wearing a backpack? If so, it sounds like you have a case of “Springer fever.” The illness strikes thousands of outdoors enthusiasts each year, and the best cure is to pull on your hiking boots and hit the trail.

Aug07

Solar Eclipse in Ellijay - Why 99% is still awesome!

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Solar Eclipse in Ellijay - Why 99% is still awesome!
Ellijay, Georgia is only going to view a 99% Full Solar Eclipse, but that is still AWESOME! There are some perks... less crowds, available lodging, viewing parties at the vineyards, Carter's Lake and other great places. If you haven't made plans for August 21, check out what Ellijay is doing for the Solar Eclipse.