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ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO

A year round destination of adventure!

Shops galore, fine dining, a seemingly endless array of recreational activities and a world-renowned Georgia Apple Festival - all within a physical world that will capture your heart.

Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains an hour and twenty minutes north of Atlanta, Ellijay and East Ellijay are the perfect get away destinations. Far from the hustle and bustle, visitors will find this area of north Georgia the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Historic downtown Ellijay beckons visitors to explore its locally owned shops and restaurants. Browse its specialty boutiques for handmade crafts, unusual gifts, unique apparel, and antiques. Bargain hunters and antique lovers will be delighted with their finds. Enjoy a leisurely meal or grab a quick snack at one of Ellijay’s many dining establishments, some within walking distance of the town square. Downtown Ellijay hosts a variety of celebrations and festivities throughout the year.

Situated on the banks of the Cartecay River, East Ellijay boasts a variety of stores offering home improvement supplies, groceries, hardware, and household goods. Dining options include barbecue, pizza, Mexican, and fast food. Some of the area’s best apple orchards may also be found in East Ellijay.

The Ellijay and Gilmer County area abounds in recreational opportunities for all ages. Experience nature along miles of north Georgia hiking and biking trails. The proximity to the start of the Appalachian Trail offers opportunities for a day hike or a longer trek. Picnicking and camping are available in the Chattahoochee National Forest and nearby state parks. Enjoy boating on Carters Lake or trout fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing on area rivers and creeks. Come and discover Ellijay and East Ellijay.

Experience miles of trails for hiking, biking or camping, plus scores of rivers and creeks for trout fishing, tubing or paddling for exploring your outdoor adventure.

Explore The Ellijays Recent Blogs

  • Dancing Goats FolkFest

    Dancing Goats FolkFest

    Dancing Goats FolkFest this Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 in Ellijay is a chance to celebrate and preserve the cultural traditions of North Georgia. Self-taught artists new and known will showcase true folk art – the first-born art of Appalachia.

  • Best Fall Festivals and Events in North Georgia in September & October

    Best Fall Festivals and Events in North Georgia in September & October

    North Georgia has the best festivals and events in September & October. From Crushing Grapes to Fall fairs and festivals, here are the best events happening in North Georgia. 

  • 16th Annual Good Samaritan Catholic Church Flea Market

    16th Annual Good Samaritan Catholic Church Flea Market

     We got a sneak peak at the Good Samaritan Catholic Church's Flea Market that is happening this Friday, September 14 from 8:30-4:00pm and Saturday, September 15 from 8:30-12pm at the Lions Club Fairgrounds. Debbie Slaughter, in charge of organizing the flea market, showed us around the event as volunteers were working hard to get everything set up. They have a lot of clothing for all ages and sizes!

  • Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

    Labor Day Weekend in Ellijay

    Ellijay, we think Labor Day is the best time of year, because Summer fun is still happening and Fall is just starting to kick off. Here is a great break down of all the fun you can have in Ellijay during the Labor Day Holiday: Ellijay Music Fest

  • Reasons to Ride Your Mountain Bike in Ellijay in 2018

    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.



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