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The Essential Guide to Ellijay, GA

Nestled in the North Georgia mountains, this charming and friendly town boasts a variety of activities for everyone—from Ellijay’s incredible hiking trails to its historic downtown, wineries, and apple orchards. 

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Landmarks near Ellijay

Whether you’re into the North Georgia scenery or the small-town activities, Ellijay has so much to experience. Hiking in the surrounding North Georgia mountains, relax on Carters Lake, or visit the best orchards or vineyards.

Carters Lake

The shining waters and shoreline provide a beautiful the best recreational opportunities along 62 miles of public shoreline. Camp, hike, fish, picnic, or even boat along this pristine body of water.

Georgia Apple Festival

This late 0ctober festival celebrates the end of apple season by bringing together hundreds of vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, on-site demonstrations, live music, and delicious fair food.

Amicolola State Park

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge lies on the edge of the North Georgia Mountains. Situated within the Chattahoochee National Forest, this state park offers incredible activities for those looking to escape the city.

Gilmer Arts Center

The center of arts in Ellijay, the Gilmer Arts Center hosts a combination of local artists & musicians, theater performances, community activities, family-friendly fun, and more. No matter the time of year, Gilmer Arts center has activities for the entire family.

Expedition Bigfoot!

Another North Georgia mountain adventure—see the display of Bigfoot artifacts, life-sized exhibits, photos, sketches, large up-to-date sighting maps, and the Bigfoot Research and Tech Vehicle on display.

Tabor House and Civil War Museum

The Tabor House was built in the late 1800s and is the oldest home in Ellijay. It currently serves as a museum for Civil War and Cherokee Nation artifacts, among other period artifacts.

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Apple Picking at B.J. Reese Orchards

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Have a creative night out at the Gilmer Arts Center

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Visit the Tasting Barn at Cartecay Vineyards

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Find Bigfoot at Expedition Bigfoot!

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Hike the Gahuti Trail in Fort Mountain State Park


Visit the critters at Build an Ark Animal Rescue

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Tube or kayak the Cartecay River

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