Ellijay is a unique little postcard town full of just the right amount of 'things to do' and places to do absolutely nothing. Many travelers find themselves in our mountains because they need an escape from the hustle and bustle that city life brings with it. You will find that the worst traffic problems are often the deer blocking the roads.
We are known for our Apple Festival that occurs in October every year where families can either pick their own bushels, enjoy the parade, or shop our vendor tents full of antiques, unique crafts, and delicious snacks.
photo credit: NB Photography
Things to Do
Gilmer County Parks
Carter’s Lake: hiking, fishing, boating
Cartecay River Experience: tubing, kayaking
Tumbling Waters Trail: hiking/waterfall
"Ellijay is the kind of town where locals make a seat at the table for you, whether they know you or not, and the infectious kindness of Ellijay makes it impossible not to be drawn in. Families stop into town for a day. Then for a vacation season. Then for a lifetime."