Outdoor

Known as the ‘Mountain Biking Capital of Georgia’ Ellijay provides ample trails for hiking and mountain biking. Our rivers and lakes offer tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and boating. Anglers can find world-class trout fishing in the county and can even book a guide. Golfers will find a relaxing course winding through the North Georgia mountains.

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Appalachian Trail Rides

4100 Cutcane Road Mineral Bluff, GA 30559
706-374-0362

Appalachian Trail Rides offers guided horseback trail riding from beginners to advanced through the blue ridge mountains on 250 acres, located minutes from Downtown Blue Ridge.

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Cartecay River Experience, LLC

2400 Highway 52 East Ellijay, GA 30536
706-531-4746

Located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains of Ellijay, the Cartecay River Experience offers tube, kayak, and canoe rentals as well as a shuttle for those who have their own equipment!

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Carters Lake Marina and Resort

575 Marina Road Chatsworth, GA 30705
706-276-4891

Carter’s Lake accepts camping reservations for over 107 campgrounds at Woodring Branch and Doll Mountain.

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Ellijay River Outfitters

88 Holt Bridge Road Ellijay, GA 30540
706-889-8697

Come on up and join us for some FUN- no reservation needed! We rent kayaks, tubes, paddles, and life jackets, shuttle and parking included.

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Forrest Hills Resort

135 Forrest Hill Road Dahlonega, GA 30533
706-864-6456 Pet Friendly

Relax and get away from it all with Forrest Hills Resort’s on site pool, riding stables, restaurant and massage services and stay in a private hot tub cabin, suite, room or group accommodations.

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Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Drive Ball Ground, GA 30107
(770) 893-1881

Explore the 300 acre estate garden, with 220 acres of artistically landscaped Gardens surrounded by majestic forest, spring fed ponds, streams, waterfalls, and bridge crossings.

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Gilmer Recreation & Parks

1561 S Main Street Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-7700

From organized sports or nature that you love, we have something for everyone! Bring a pole and fish from the river bank, get engrossed in a good book, have a picnic, take a walk/run, we encourage you to use and enjoy our River Park facility!

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Mulberry Gap- Adventure Basecamp

400 Mulberry Gap Road Ellijay, GA 30540
706-698-2865

An event at Mulberry Gap gives you a chance to unplug in the woods with good company, homemade meals, beautiful scenery, a warm bed (or tent), and a wide selection of cold craft beers and delicious wines waiting for you at the end of each day.

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Noontootla Creek Farms

3668 Newport Road Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-838-0585

An outdoor adventure company specializing in sporting clays, trophy trout fishing, and upland wingshooting. Lodging is also available.

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Ocoee Rafting

1548 Highway 68 Ducktown, TN 37326
800-251-4800

Since 1976, Ocoee Rafting has welcomed many to miles of challenging and exciting Class III and IV rapids on one of the country’s premier rivers.

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Reel ‘Em In Fishing Guide Service

Ellijay, GA 30536
706-273-0764

Reel Em In Guide Service is the only Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Service in Georgia’s Historic High Country Region. Everything you’ll need on the water from flies to wading gear is provided.

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Rolling Thunder River Co.

10160 Highway 19 West, Bryson City, NC 28713
800-408-7238

Leading whitewater rafting tours on the Ocoee River, the Nantahala River, and the Toccoa River since 1977.

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Tumbling Waters Trail

Ridgeway Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540

Explore this 1.0-mile out-and-back trail near Ellijay, Georgia. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 24 min to complete.

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White Path Golf Club

1156 Shenandoah Drive Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-3080

A public golf course located 5 miles north of Ellijay, Georgia; just 1 1/2 hours north of Atlanta. The course offers small, fast bent grass greens that are meticulously maintained.

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Wildwater

4596 Highway 64 West Ducktown, TN 37326
864-482-0452

Wildwater offers the most whitewater rafting & ziplining fun in the southeast!

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Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge

891 Old Cashes Valley Road Blue Ridge, GA 30513
800-251-4800

Zipline Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge is set on a 165 acres of beautiful North Georgia Mountain property. All our zipline tours are guided and require no experience.

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