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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

  • Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival & Retreat-Ellijay, GA

    Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival & Retreat-Ellijay, GA

    Strings and Stitches Yarn Shoppe and The North Georgia Knitting Guild are proud to present the First Annual Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival. This event will take place in Ellijay at the Gilmer County Civic Center, April 26-28.

  • Wine About Winter Weekend in Ellijay, GA

    Wine About Winter Weekend in Ellijay, GA

    Does a weekend full of ground hog games, food, live music, a murder mystery dinner, and delicious WINE sound good to you? Are you sick of being cold and cooped up in the house?

    Get out and enjoy our Ellijay Wine Country vineyards between February 1-3, 2019 for our Wine About Winter weekend! 

  • Top 10 Things To Do in the Winter in Ellijay

    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.

  • New Years Events in Ellijay

    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.

  • Georgia

    Georgia's Delay Harvest Trout Fishing

    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. 

  • Light Up Ellijay

    Light Up Ellijay

    Every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, this year November 23, Downtown Ellijay hosts a small town holiday celebration. 



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