Locate It: Ellijay

The perfect getaway destination.

Ellijay offers many unique lodging experiences, from the comforts of hotels to the luxury of bed and breakfasts to the outdoor enthusiasts enjoying our camping and glamping experiences.

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

waterfalls in the area. Also take advantage of the trout fishing opportunities in our cool mountain streams. There are several guide services that will make sure you catch “the big one.” If tranquil waters are more your style, take advantage of Carters Lake with its 62 miles of uninterrupted shoreline. Largemouth bass, striped bass, catfish and bream are plentiful in this lake.

Being the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia, Ellijay offers more than 100 miles of trails with skill levels from beginner to black diamond. Local mountain bike services will gladly provide shuttle service and rental gear, making sure you have a safe and memorable ride.

Ellijay offers many unique lodging experiences, from the comforts of hotels to the luxury of bed and breakfasts to the outdoor enthusiasts enjoying our camping and glamping experiences. Of course, the most popular are the many rental cabins available, nestled in the woods with picturesque mountain views or overlooking a rushing river. Enjoy the peaceful tranquility of the evening sitting next to a roaring fire in the firepit or stargazing – no light pollution or road noise here. Let the sounds of the babbling brooks and crickets lull you into a deep, restful sleep.

 

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Ellijay - Locations

Apple Orchard Alley

Northwest Georgia Mountains
along GA Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA 30539
706-635-7400

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Bear Creek Trail

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Forest Road 241, Chattahoochee National Forest
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-7400

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Cartecay Bike Shop

Northwest Georgia Mountains
493N. Main St.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-2453

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Doll Mountain Campground at Carters Lake

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1362 Doll Mountain Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
877-444-6777

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Gilmer County Saddle Club

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1727 Main St.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-669-0558

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Harris Branch Beach & Campground

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1300 Harris Branch Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-4545

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Plum Nelly Campground

Northwest Georgia Mountains
15828 S. Hwy. 515
Ellijay, GA 30540
404-317-2358

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Ridgeway Mountain Bike Trail

Northwest Georgia Mountains
2950 Hap Holt Rd. (take GA 282 to Dotson or Crossroads Church roads south to Hap Holt)
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-334-2248

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Ridgeway Park on Carter’s Lake

Northwest Georgia Mountains
2950 Hap Holt Rd. (take GA 282 to Dotson or Crossroads Church roads south to Hap Holt)
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-334-2248

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Whitepath Golf Club

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1156 Shenendoa Dr.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-3080

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Aaron Family Orchards

Northwest Georgia Mountains
8350 Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA 30536
706-273-3180

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B.J. Reece Orchards and Apple House

Northwest Georgia Mountains
9131 Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA 30536
706-276-3048

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Ellijay River Outfitters

Northwest Georgia Mountains
88 Holt Bridge Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-889-8697

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Engelheim Vineyards

Northwest Georgia Mountains
127 Lakeview Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-9463

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Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association

Northwest Georgia Mountains
207 Dalton St.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-5605

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Gilmer County Farmer’s Market

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Parking lot, Gilmer County Courthouse
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-7400

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Gilmer County Public Pool

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Old Hwy. 5 S.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-7700

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Gilmer Senior Center Bluegrass Jams

Northwest Georgia Mountains
11 Gilmer St.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-7400

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Hillcrest Orchards

Northwest Georgia Mountains
9696 Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA 30536
706-273-3838

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Huckleberry Holler

Northwest Georgia Mountains
547 Progress Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-7000

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Mountain Valley Farms

Northwest Georgia Mountains
2026 Homer Wright Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-889-0999

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Mulberry Gap Adventure Basecamp

Northwest Georgia Mountains
400 Mulberry Gap Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-698-2865

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North Georgia Mountain Bike Association

Northwest Georgia Mountains
North Georgia Mountains
Ellijay, GA 30540
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North Georgia Mountain Outfitters

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1215 Industrial Blvd.
Ellijay, GA 30143
706-698-HIKE

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Panorama Farm Market

Northwest Georgia Mountains
63 Talona Spur (just off Hwy. 515)
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-3813

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Panorama Orchards

Northwest Georgia Mountains
63 Talona SpurHwy. 515 S.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-276-3813

Penland’s Apple House

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Hwy. 515 Bypass, 41 Talona Spur
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-5100

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R&A Orchards

Northwest Georgia Mountains
5505 Hwy. 52 E.
Ellijay, GA 30536
706-273-3821

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Red Apple Barn

Northwest Georgia Mountains
3379 Tailscreek Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-5898

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Reel ‘Em In Guide Service

Northwest Georgia Mountains
1890 Burnt Mountain Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30536
706-273-0764

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