Nestled in the green foothills of the vast Chattahoochee National Forest at the base of the Appalachian Mountain Range, Georgia's Gilmer County abounds with forests, wildlife, clean air and sparkling rivers, lakes and streams.
Convenient to the Southeast's major cities, yet offering the beauty and peace of the north Georgia mountains, this is life at its best. This is Gilmer County.
The county's apple and peach orchards and dairy farms create picturesque pastoral scenes across the valleys in a changing seasonal panorama: the bright beauty of apple blossoms and wild flowers in the spring give way to the lush green of summer crops and deep forest foliage only to be replaced by the rust, gold, red and green hues of autumn leaves and bright red apples and the silvery white simplicity of the winter landscape.
This is Georgia's Apple Capital, the number one producer of apples in the state. The county seat Ellijay is home to the popular annual Georgia Apple Festival as well as other fantastic annual events.
But we think you'll soon find that as beautiful as our scenery is, Gilmer County's special character comes just as much from the warmth of its people and its sense of community. Location, climate, beautiful scenery and wonderful people create a quality of life that is enjoyed by long-time residents and newcomers alike.