Ellijay is located in Gilmer County, Georgia. Gilmer County is nestled in the foothills of the legendary Appalachian Mountain Range and is a paradise of forests, rivers, streams, historic ambience and southern charm.
Ellijay is the county seat of Gilmer County and famous for its annual Apple Festival in October. Gilmer County is actually known as the “Apple Capital” of Georgia. The Apple Festival is a nationally recognized festival that occurs on the 2nd and 3rd weekends of October. Tourists from as far as Hawaii and Alaska come to try Ellijay’s world famous apples and other vendors’ apple products.
If you are seeking that small-town feeling then you have found the right place. Ellijay is a great place to live and raise a family. Just enough of what you need but not too much of anything.
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Hike to the many local waterfalls or enjoy horseback riding in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Bring the family and discover the thrill of whitewater rafting or enjoy a treetop canopy adventure. Rent a pontoon boat or kayak on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge.
A real favorite of visitors to the historic downtown area is the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River for 1 hour in climate-controlled or vintage open-air rail cars. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover in the quaint towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Pick locally grown fruit at Mercier Orchards, play a round of golf at Old Toccoa Farm, Fannin County’s first and only golf course. Catch a trout from the waters of the Toccoa River, Noontootla Creek or other clear mountain streams. Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia.
See more info about Fannin County and the many featured and activities available from the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.
Our mountain lakes offer great fishing for the avid angler. Just outside Blairsville, Lake Nottely, a TVA reservoir, is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. It offers some of the best Striped Bass fishing in the state.
Butternut Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole mountainside public golf course located within the city limits and it offers some of the most gorgeous mountain views in North Georgia.
The Chattahoochee National Forest comprises almost 2/3 of the county. Visitors to Union County can enjoy miles of winding trails, view cascading waterfalls and vistas to take your breath away.
Nearby Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain peak in Georgia, has a park with a picnic area and observation tower near the peak. You can reach peak by bus or by walking if you are energetic.
Vogel State Park is a park located on Highway 19/129 approximately eleven miles south of Blairsville. Cottages, campsites and primitive backpacking sites provide a range accommodations. The park’s 22-acre lake is open to non-motorized boats, and visitors can cool off at the beach. This park is rich in history, with many facilities being constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp during our nation’s Great Depression. Their story is told in the park's museum.
See more info about Union County and the Blairsville area at the Union County Chamber of Commerce website.