HIKING

HIKING

WATER SPORTS

WATER SPORTS

FISHING

FISHING

BIKING

BIKING

HORSEBACK RIDING

HORSEBACK RIDING

ZIP LINING

ZIP LINING

CAMPING

CAMPING

GOLF

GOLF

Things to Do Outdoors

Explore the outdoors and recreational opportunities that the Ellijays and Gilmer County have to offer.

The Ellijays are the perfect base camp for exploring the great outdoors. Its surroundings are home to eleven mountain hiking trails, fifty-nine mountain bike trails, several impressive waterfalls, and some of the best trout waters in the Southeast. Whether your version of adventure is a lazy day on the lake, a gentle walk along the river or something a bit more adventurous like mountain biking or hiking into the wilderness, you will find just the adventure to keep you coming back for more.

Outdoor Activities Recent Blogs

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Best Fall Activities You Must Do in Ellijay

    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.

  • Our Favorite Family Hiking Trails in Ellijay

    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.

  • 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.

  • Springtime Fly Fishing in Ellijay, GA

    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.



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