A Year-round Destination of Adventure!
Whether you’re looking for relaxation, shopping, family activities or outdoor adventures, Ellijay, East Ellijay and Cherry Log have that small-town feel far from the hustle and bustle of big-city life.
From locally-owned shops and upscale eateries to uniquely Southern festivals and celebrations, historic downtown Ellijay has something for everyone. Walk to the town square, go antique hunting, and browse specialty boutiques for handmade crafts and singular gifts.
Situated on the banks of the winding Cartecay River, East Ellijay promotes variety on top of Southern charm. As Georgia’s “Apple Capital,” it comes as no surprise that the area’s best apple orchards are found here.
Beyond eating and unwinding, Gilmer County offers recreational opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Nature abounds along the miles of North Georgia hiking and mountain biking trails, and with the Appalachian Trail nearby, there are multiple opportunities for day hikes and longer treks. Picnicking and camping are available in the Chattahoochee National Forest and nearby state parks, and trout fishing, canoeing, boating, and more activities are available on the Cartecay River and Carters Lake.
Why not come and discover Gilmer County for yourself?
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...