Ellijay, GA

Ellijay, GA2019-09-03T12:08:47-05:00

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, the city of Ellijay began as a lumber center. Logging led to the arrival of the railroad in 1834, and farmers adopted apple farming in the early 1900s. Today, Ellijay is known as the “Apple Capital of Georgia,” boasting many well-known apple orchards that provide over 600,000 bushels of delicious apples each year.

Today, nature enthusiasts can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding mountains, kayak the rapids of the Cartecay Rivers, fish and boat on Carter’s Lake and mountain bike on over a hundred miles of single-track mountain biking trails.

Ellijay is a true “Main Street” community where you’ll find the town square beautifully accented with brick-lined sidewalks and a roundabout traffic circle by the courthouse. Quaint shops fill the downtown with antiques, outfitter stores, art galleries and unique restaurants. Whether you enjoy wine tasting at Cartecay or Engelheim Vineyards, visit animal farms and rescue centers, or walk through the Civil War Museum, Ellijay will provide a unique and fun mountain experience.

Hotels & Cabins

Coosawattee River Resort

RV Lot & Vacation Rentals, Tubing, Nature/Walking Trails, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Basketball Court, Game Room

706-276-1022
634 Beaver Lake Drive ext. 252

MtnLiving.net

Restaurants

Cantaberry Restaurant

Specializing in Homemade Soups, Gourmet Sandwiches, and Fresh Salads, and features delicious desserts.

Blue Ridge
706-946-7687

524 East Main Street

Ellijay
706-636-4663
5 South Side Square

cantaberry.com

Ellijay Wood Fired Pizza

Artisan Crafted Pizza in the Georgia Mountains made with love on a wood fired oven from Naples Italy using the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients.

706-707-4992
2 River Street, Ellijay, GA

www.ellijaywoodfired.com

Shopping

Mack Aaron’s Apple House

In addition to apples, peaches and nectarines, they also offer several other types of produce as well as a multitude of tasty goodies ready to enjoy. Special care is given to the delicious hand made fried pies.

706-273-3600
8955 Hwy 52 East

mackaaronsapplehouse.com

Red Apple Barn

Come out and experience a fun day at the farm. Enjoy a wagon ride behind the tractor up to the apple orchard where you can pick several varieties of apples.

706-635-5898
3379 Tails Creek Rd

redapplebarn.com

Things To Do

Coosawattee River Resort

RV Lot & Vacation Rentals, Tubing, Nature/Walking Trails, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Basketball Court, Game Room

706-276-1022
634 Beaver Lake Drive ext. 252

MtnLiving.net

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Like an Old Mountain Shindig on a Go-to-Town Saturday. A chance to celebrate and preserve the cultural traditions of North Georgia. Self-taught artists new and known will showcase true folk art – the first-born art of Appalachia. Juried Folk Art, Storytelling, Mountain Music, Traditional Foods, & More.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
478.718.6596
518 River St

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Red Apple Barn

Come out and experience a fun day at the farm. Enjoy a wagon ride behind the tractor up to the apple orchard where you can pick several varieties of apples.

706-635-5898
3379 Tails Creek Rd

redapplebarn.com

The Willows of Ellijay Day Spa

The effects that high-quality products have on spa treatments are extraordinary. We believe your experience in our Spa will be the best because of our exceptional products. The Willows of Ellijay’s products are made or sourced by me personally, at Green Willow Soap.

706-273-7721
58 North Main Street

thewillowsofellijay.com

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