Nestled in the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just an hour and 20 minutes north of Atlanta, Ellijay is the perfect getaway destination. Far from the hustle and bustle, visitors will find this area of North Georgia the ideal place to relax and unwind.
Ellijay is best known as the Apple Capital of Georgia, with more than 10 apple houses and orchards offering many activities for families July through November. Not only can you pick your own apples, but you can also explore corn mazes, zoom down zip lines, browse petting zoos, watch pig races, and more. Local produce and fresh hot apple pies are available year-round at some of our orchards.
Ellijay’s wine country continues to grow, with seven vineyards and tasting rooms and a brewery offering breathtaking views, live music, and food trucks. Sit back and enjoy local wine and craft beer while listening to local musicians.
Hiking is a favorite activity for many who visit Ellijay. From a short hike along the shores of Carters Lake, to the Benton MacKaye or Appalachian Trail, there are dozens of hiking opportunities available for all skill levels. Make sure you take a hike to one of our many