Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Coosawattee River Resort

Coosawattee River Resort - Amenities - The Recreation Center Our resort "Coosawattee River Resort" - pronounced COO-suh-WAH-TEE - has parks, lakes/fishing, picnic areas, the Recreational Center has an indoor and outdoor pools, putt-putt golf, game room and more. Coosawattee River Resort, Ellijay, Georgia 30540. The Rec Center is the jewel of the Coosawattee River Resort Amenities crown.
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Explore Gilmer County.....Gilmer County is known for many things: beautiful, lushly forested mountains; crisp, fresh apples; meadows blanketed in wildflowers; incredible outdoor opportunities on land and on water; a serene way of life; and communities that welcome newcomers and visitors with open arms.
Location: Ellijay, GA
Georgia Apple Festival

Georgia Apple Festival

The Ellijay Lions Club, the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, the cities of Ellijay and East Ellijay, and Gilmer County invite everyone to come and enjoy the Georgia Apple Festival. This celebration is held yearly in Ellijay on the 2nd and 3rd weekends in October. There are hundreds of vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. This year promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade and antique car show each year. Come join us for a fun filled weekend!
Phone: 706-636-4500

Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Small town...big vision, big ventures, big views, big values. Gilmer County has the best of both worlds: a calming, peaceful way of life; yet culture and technology to rival the biggest city. Our citizens are united in their love of daily small town life, appreciation of local history, and big dreams for our future. We invite you to wander through this website and visit our merchants, providers, and community leaders. Feel free to get in touch with us, we would love to tell you more about why we love our small town.
Location: East Ellijay, Georgia 30540
Phone: 706-635-7400

Apple Season

July Apples: Early McIntosh / August - September Apples: Gala, McIntosh, Winter Banana / August - December Apples: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious / September - December Apples: Rome, Mutsu, Jonagold / October - December Apples: Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Stayman Winesap / October - January: Fuji, Pink Lady / Note: Call your favorite orchard for current availability.
Cantaberry Restaurant

Cantaberry Restaurant

The Cantaberry Restaurant located in Historic Downtown Ellijay. The Restaurant is owned by Case and Jessica Bruner, since 2008, who are originally from Athens, Georgia. Chef Case studied Culinary Arts in Charleston, South Carolina at Johnson and Wales University. Our restaurant specializes in Homemade Soups, Gourmet Sandwiches, and Fresh Salads, and features delicious desserts. The Tomato Basil soup and Chicken Salad are the crowd pleasing specialties, we hope you can come by and enjoy all we have to offer.
Charlie`s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Charlie`s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: (706) 635-2205
River Street Tavern

River Street Tavern

Located in historic down-town Ellijay, The River Street Tavern is open for lunch, dinner and evening get-together`s. We are a small, intimate tavern that offers a family-friendly atmosphere which is loved by locals and visitors alike. You will love our staff and our tavern! We may get a little busy during peak times but we work hard to make sure every experience is a positive one. We will always try to not disappoint you! The River Street Tavern is well known for our award winning burgers and featured local brews but we have something for just about everyone with a large menu selection, kids menu and a large selection of beer, wine, cider and mixed drinks! THE BEST WINGS!
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: 706-635-6166

Ellijay Wood Fired Pizza

Located in Ellijay’s historic downtown business district, Ellijay Wood Fired Pizza serves authentic Neapolitan style pizza and Italian food. Ellijay Wood Fired pizza opened up in November of 2018 and is located at the corner of River Street and Main Street, anchoring the square in downtown Ellijay. Since then, the wood fired oven from Naples, Italy has been serving authentic old world pizza using only the highest quality and locally sourced.ingredients. Ellijay wood fired Pizza is located in a newly restored early nineteenth century former hotel and restaurant built at the height of the timber industry in the southern Appalachians and with the wealth that it brought. The restoration and renovation reflects the rugged mountain life in a thriving but remote town while modernizing the building to create a uniquely hip and lively space. This is complemented by the cuisine, which utilizes ancient cooking methods with modern, all natural flavors for simple food with a modern twist
Phone: (706) 707-4992

Boardwalk Pizza and Pub

Boardwalk Pizza and Pub
Location: 25 N Church St, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 273-2865
Ellijay Coffeehouse

Ellijay Coffeehouse

Your Local Living room! At the Coffeehouse Our Baristas are not only your tour guide to all things fun and adventurous in Ellijay & Gilmer County but they are trained in every aspect of COFFEE from learning about our partnering farms from around the world to our roasters incredible attention to detail in bringing us the very best coffee beans to the final detail, of course, when they pull that perfect shot from our very own La Marzocco Espresso machine who we kindly refer to as Francesca. We LOVE coffee and every thing about it!
Location: 131 North Main St Ellijay Georgia 30540
Phone: 706-635-5565
Ruby Tuesdays

Ruby Tuesdays

Location: Ellijay, Ga
Phone: 706-515-3301
LongHorn Steakhouse

LongHorn Steakhouse

Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: (706) 515-0050
Mucho Kaliente Mexican Restaurant

Mucho Kaliente Mexican Restaurant

941 Maddox Dr Ste 232 · East Ellijay · (706) 636-4192
Phone: (706) 636-4192
R & A Orchards

R & A Orchards

10 Reasons You Should Visit R&A Orchards in the Spring and Summer CATEGORIES 1. Apple Blossom Tours peach apple blossoms Early to Mid-April, R & A Orchards will offer FREE tours of the orchards when the peach and apple blossoms are in bloom. 2. Fried Pies fried pies Fulfill those cravings for delicious fried pies all seasons of the year. 3. The People Family R&A Orchard had its beginning in 1947 when Ann Futch`s father and mother planted their first trees in Gilmer County. Three generations later you can find Andy Futch and his family greeting customers, sharing recipes and working on the farm. 4. Fresh Peach Ice Cream peach ice cream I scream, you scream, we all scream for R & As fresh peach ice cream! Starting in June, those sweet peaches turn into this delicious treat available in the market. 5. Sandwiches in the Cafe Cafe offer Fresh made sandwiches, BBQ, and a variety of soups available everyday. 6.Boiled Peanuts boiled peanuts Everyone craves a warm salty bag of boiled peanuts. 7. The Views the views Among the rows of blooming trees are breathtaking views. 8. Garden Veggies and Fruits Pick Your Own R & A Orchards farm market carries a variety of fresh garden vegetables and fruits. 9. Homemade Fudge fudge: Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Maple are staple fudge flavors offered at R & A Orchards. 10. Delicious Strawberries strawberries R & A Orchards has some of the most delicious, fresh strawberries around. If you have a craving for something and can`t make it to the market, check out their many products available online.
Location: 55505 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, Ga
Phone: (706) 276-3821
Panorama Orchards and Farm Market

Panorama Orchards and Farm Market

Panorama Orchards and Farm Market is a family fruit farm established in the 1920s to produce and market apples. Today we have available more than 20 varieties of apples, as well as peaches, and fall vegetables. This production, along with a variety of apple related products and baked goods from our own kitchens, is sold direct to the public at our farm market. Apples are the "core" of our business Over the years, we have changed from primarily wholesale to a diversified retail store. Our present facility was constructed in 1983, and contains an apple packing line, cold storage for 10,000 bushels, bakery kitchens, and a retail sales area. Our fresh cider is made from a blend of sweet and tart apples. It has no additives, so the delicious fresh apple flavor is not altered. Each batch of cider is unique, because of subtle changes in the variety mix throughout the season. Panorama Fried Pies are the famous signature product of our market kitchens. They are always made fresh daily, from scratch, using plenty of fruit and the finest ingredients. In addition to fried pies, our own line of unique baked goods includes applesauce bread, apple brandy cake, and baked apple pie. They are all made from scratch in the market kitchens, using our own fruit.
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: (706) 276-3813
Red Apple Barn

Red Apple Barn

Location: Ellijay, Ga
Phone: 706-635-5898

Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge, Ga: Mercier Orchards. A great place to visit year round for in house baked goods, pickles, jams, jellies, salsa plus a delicious restaurant and even a wide local wine selection. It`s strawberry season in May, June is Peach and Cherry season, July is Blackberry and Blueberry season, August through November is Apple Season! You can pick your own delicious fruit if you choose. Visit their restaurant or one of the many shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Mercier Orchards is the North Georgia Mountains number one apple orchard featuring apples, fresh mountain grown fruits, award winning fried pies and apple cider, country breakfasts, home cooked pies, you-pick family events all on a family owned farm since 1943.
Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia
Honey Baked Ham Store

Honey Baked Ham Store

HoneyBaked Ham of Ellijay Whether you are celebrating holidays and special occasions or serving everyday meals, HoneyBaked Ham can help. We make it simple to create quick and easy meals. Whether it`s our ham, turkey breast, ribs, roasts or traditional sides, like sweet potato souffle or green bean casserole or delicious desserts, we have plenty to choose from.
Location: Ellijay, Ga
Phone: 706-276-2112
Cartecay Vineyards

Cartecay Vineyards

Cartecay Vineyards is located in Ellijay, GA, situated in the Eastern part of Gilmer County, in the Cartecay region. The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate combine to produce wine grapes of the highest quality and subsequently, fine wines.
Phone: 706-698-9463

Gilmer County Arts

There are events open to the public, and open to all Musicians who want to play on stage, play along in the front row, or for those who just want to come for a good time. Call for dates, times and ticket information.
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Ellijay River Park

Ellijay River Park

River Park River Park along the Coosawattee River, is a linear park with a three-quarter mile walking track, picnic areas, tennis courts, exercise stations, and a small playground. It is also home to Veterans Memorial Bridge and Garden where tribute is paid to our great nation and all veterans. Located one and one-half miles south of the roundabout on Old Hwy 5 South.
Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge

A place of honor and remembrance, the Memorial Bridge and Gardens includes a 147 foot long pedestrian bridge spanning the Coosawattee River along with engraved markers honoring veterans as well as civic leaders. The gardens are also home to large engraved marble slabs including many patriotic and historical documents. Visit the bridge and gardens on Old Hwy 5 miles south of the downtown Ellijay roundabout.
North Georgia State Parks

North Georgia State Parks

Just northwest of Ellijay, is gorgeous FORT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK with a romantic twist, mystery and history. Fort Mountain State Park may be best known for its mysterious rock wall. The 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. The wall is located near the Cohutta Wilderness, offering you a look back in time to the previous inhabitants, as you discover 60 miles of recreational trails and majestic overlooks. During the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation Corps was tasked with building a 38-foot fire tower atop Fort Mountain. A young stone mason named Arnold Bailey led the team while missing his sweetheart back home. To show his love, he carved a heart-shaped stone and centered it above a window and only those with a keen eye will find its heart-shaped stone. His romantic gesture won the heart of Margaret Reece because they were married 59 years until his death in 1994. A scenic drive on Highway 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers and mountain bikers will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach. / Things To Do & See Biking: 27 miles of trails / Educational Programs / Fishing / Geocaching / Hiking: 25+ miles of trails / Miniature Golf (fee) seasonal / Paddling / Swimming / Weddings: park approval required / Jon Boat, Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard, Aquacycle & Pedal Boat Rental — seasonal Also AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK is Northeast of Ellijay on the cusp of the North Georgia Mountains, sits Amicalola Falls State Park. A nature lovers wonderland, it is only 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is named after its most treasured feature, Amicalola Falls, a magnificent 729 foot waterfall that is the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Thrill seekers enjoy the best zip lining in Georgia without leaving the park. Naturalists feed their curiosities on guided hikes. Groups trek to the cliff of Amicalola Falls to observe white water in motion. State Park staff educate about local wildlife in the Birds of Prey Show. Outdoor enthusiasts who seek something more interactive can sign up for GPS scavenger hunts, 3-D archery or survivalist camp.
Location: North Georgia
Phone: (706) 265-4703
Gibbs Gardens

Gibbs Gardens

WHAT IS IN BLOOM CALENDAR: EARLY SPRING DAFFODIL FESTIVAL Early March through Mid-April / CHERRY BLOSSOM COLORFEST Mid-March and lasts 2 weeks / DOGWOOD COLORFEST Early April and lasts 2 - 3 weeks. SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER: AZALEA COLORFEST Early April until early Fall / FERN DELL COLORFEST Mid-April through late October / RHODODENDRON COLORFEST Early May and lasts 2-3 weeks / ROSE COLORFEST Early May through November / HYDRANGEA COLORFEST Mid-May through October: WATERLILY FESTIVAL Mid-May through November / SUMMER: DAYLILY COLORFEST Early June through August / CRAPE MYRTLE COLORFEST / Early July through August / ANNUAL & PERENNIALS Spring and Fall, peaking in Summer / FALL: WILDFLOWER COLORFEST Early September through November / MONET WATERLILY COLORFEST Mid-September through mid-October / JAPANESE MAPLES COLORFEST Mid-October through mid-November
Location: 1987 GIBBS DRIVE, BALL GROUND, GA 30107
Phone: 770-893-1881
Cartecay Bike Shop

Cartecay Bike Shop

We are a full service bicycle shop based in Ellijay, Georgia USA at the foothills of the Southern Appalachian mountains. Ellijay is the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia with over 50 trails and growing. We are not just a shop, but are part of a community of cyclists and stewards of the trails and roads in North Georgia.
Location: Ellijay, Ga
Phone: 706-635-2453
Blue Ridge Zip Line Canopy Tours

Blue Ridge Zip Line Canopy Tours

Welcome to the newest Zipline Canopy Tour in North Georgia. We`re excited to present an adventure that will be like none you have experienced before. Blue Ridge Zipline Canopy Tours is in a beautiful part of the North Georgia Mountains. Come join us and you be the judge of how our ziplines rank right here in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Location: Blue Ridge, GA
SunTrust Park

SunTrust Park

Stay in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains and catch a Braves Game at SunTrust Park - centrally located between Highway I-75 and I-285 intersection in Cobb County.
Phone: 404-614-2311

Artful Ellijay

Artful Ellijay is a family owned and operated business located in the quaint mountain town of Ellijay, Georgia. At Artful Ellijay it is our belief that your home should be a place of refuge and comfort. With that belief in mind, we take care to offer merchandise that will allow you to curate a home that not only looks beautiful, but also lends itself to functional and Artful Living.
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: 1 877-244-7755
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway ....The train winds alongside the beautiful Toccoa River with one stop in the twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Location: Blue Ridge Georgia
Phone: 877-413- TRAIN (8724) or (706) 632-8724
Mountain Bike Trails Near Ellijay, GA

Mountain Bike Trails Near Ellijay, GA

A list of local trails for the biking enthusiast.
Location: Ellijay, Ga
Rafting - Ocoee Adventure Center

Rafting - Ocoee Adventure Center

Welcome to Ocoee Adventure Center, headquarters for Ocoee River rafting trips and Adventure in the Ocoee River area. The Ocoee River in Tennessee is the premier river for whitewater rafting in the Southeastern United States. OAC offers unsurpassed Ocoee River rafting trips, featuring 33% more time on the river than other rafting companies, high quality gear and the best river guides around!
Location: Copperhill, TN
Toll Free: (888) 723-8622
Whitepath Golf Course

Whitepath Golf Course

White Path Golf Course is located in Ellijay, Georgia. Eighteen holes of golf on a beautiful, challenging, mountain golf course. This golf course is open to the public.
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: 706) 276-3080
Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls

Join us on Lookout Mountain to gasp at the remarkable beauty of Ruby Falls. On your way to the waterfall, enjoy the many geological wonders located throughout the cave. After your tour, be sure and take in the many scenic views from the top of the Lookout Mountain Tower.
Location: Chattanooga,TN
Phone: (423) 821-2544
Reel`em In Guide Service in Ellijay, GA

Reel`em In Guide Service in Ellijay, GA

Welcome to Reel`em In Guide Service -"A North Georgia Fly Fishing Outfitter". Serving all of North Georgia, we are based in Ellijay and are Ellijay`s first fly fishing guide service, est. 2001. We are settled in the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains, the start to some great North Georgia fly fishing!
Location: Ellijay
Phone: 706-273-0764
Toll Free: 877) 647-4534
Ellijay Wildlife Sanctuary

Ellijay Wildlife Sanctuary

Our mission is to advance the conservation of indigenous species and their habitats through wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, release, public education, and partnership. There are lots of summer programs. Information and visiting hours can be seen on the website.
Phone: 706-276-2980
Cohutta Cove Mini Golf

Cohutta Cove Mini Golf

We are a new 18 hole Miniature Golf Course located just South of Blue Ridge off HWY 515 next to Cohutta Country Store.
Location: Blue Ridge
Phone: 706-946-1920