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New Ground Market


LOCAL FOOD AND SPECIALTY ITEMS We carry local and regional honey & foods such as: Farm-raised meats, eggs, and cheese PLUS Jewelry, Handbags, Candles, Soaps, Local Art and Woodwork, Books, & Beverages (706) 455-3018 118 North Main St. • Ellijay, GA 30540 info@newgroundmarket.com facebook.com/newgroundmarket


Mountain cycling in North Georgia offers the best views overlooking lakes, lush forests, streams, and rivers, in pristine State Parks/Wildlife Management areas. Starting from rolling hills to steep mountain grades many trail rides offer a variety of degrees from the novice to experienced to go through the backcountry of these beautiful mountains. It is highly… [read more »]

Road Trip to Carters Lake

Ellijay’s Playground Carters Lake is one of the deepest reservoir lakes in the North Georgia Mountains, at a depth of 450 ft., surface area of 3,200 acres, and 62 miles of shoreline.  Built and owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers it is a private lake without docks or houses along the shoreline.  The… [read more »]

Mountain Oasis

Immaculate Accommodations Mountain/Water Views Private Pools/Hot Tubs 1-4 Bedrooms Screened Porches Pet Friendly Game Rooms/Pool Tables Concierge Services – Gourmet Chef Services In-Cabin Massage Gift Baskets Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals, Inc. 14224 Hwy. 515 N, Suite 200 Ellijay, GA 30536 Toll Free: 844-306-2747 Local: 706-276-4343 www.MountainOasisCabinRentals.com

Trails of North Georgia

Many visitors come to explore the hundreds of trails through North Georgia’s National Forest. Whether you want to see a waterfall, like to go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, here are some suggestions for a trail adventure: Blue Ridge – Long Branch Loop Length: 2.0 miles • Rating: Easy. Hiking and mountain bicyclists only. From… [read more »]

Road Trip along the Appalachian Trail, Georgia

Hikers come from near and far to celebrate the Appalachian Trail Community and to kick off the annual hike of the famous 2,175 mile trail. Every March the trail officially begins at Springer Mountain but most people start their journey at Amicalola Falls State Park. The park is an 829 acre Georgia state park located… [read more »]

Community Spotlight on Ellijay, in Gilmer County


Ellijay’s lowland valley lies between the high remote mountains and is located on the site of an original Indian settlement and means “new ground place”, a place that has been newly prepared for planting.  The combination of the mild temperatures and the rich soil of Gilmer County are ideal for Ellijay being the “Apple Capital”… [read more »]

Red Apple Barn


Apples • Ciders • Jams & Jellies • Donuts • Honey • Fresh Apple Pies • Apple Chips • Caramel Apples • Fritters • Candles Family owned since 1965. (706) 635-5898 3379 Tails Creek Road Ellijay, GA 30536 3 miles west of Ellijay on Hwy. 282/US 76 www.redapplebarn.com

Shane’s Rib Shack


We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more. What started in a tiny restaurant outside Atlanta in McDonough, Georgia has grown to become the fastest growing BBQ restaurant concept in the nation. Founder Shane Thompson quit his neck-tie-wearing corporate job, dusted off his grandfather’s secret sauce recipe and along with… [read more »]

Coosawattee River Resort


• Homesites Available • RV Lot Sales & Rentals • Vacation Rentals (2 & 3 BR Villas) • General Store displaying local artisan crafts • River Tubing with shuttle service • Nature/Walking Trails • Year Round Indoor Heated Pool • Two Outdoor Pools • Lighted Tennis & Basketball Courts • Fitness Center & Game Room… [read more »]

Whistle Tree Pottery


Whistle Tree Pottery — a fun place to be! Our studio is located on the square in lovely, historic downtown Ellijay, Georgia. We offer paint your own pottery. That’s pottery made by YOU and easy to do. Even if you have no experience, you can quickly and easily create a work of art. Stop in… [read more »]

Mountain Resort Cabin Rentals


Mountain Resort Cabin Rentals Enjoy the Peaceful Settings of Living in Nature in the North Georgia Mountains in Ellijay 1- to 6-Bedroom Cabins Most of our cabins offer hot tubs, pool table, air hockey table, Internet/WiFi, mountain view, river and secluded cabins. We have cabins located in the Coosawattee River Resort www.coosawattee.net which offers in… [read more »]