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More About Ellijay, Georgia


Summer is a season of adventure, and what better way to embark on an unforgettable experience than by visiting Ellijay, Georgia? Nestled in the heart of the picturesque North Georgia mountains, Ellijay offers a wealth of activities and attractions to make your summer truly memorable. From outdoor adventures to cultural explorations, here are some of the top things to do during summer in Ellijay.

Explore the Apple Capital

Ellijay is renowned as the Apple Capital of Georgia, and a visit during summer means immersing yourself in the fragrant orchards and juicy apples.

Visit the local apple orchards and pick your own apples, indulge in homemade apple pies and apple cider, and experience the annual Georgia Apple Festival in October.

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Cool Off from the Summer Sun

Hiking &

The North Georgia mountains are a paradise for hikers and nature enthusiasts. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the breathtaking trails that wind through the area. Discover the enchanting beauty of the Amicalola Falls, where cascading water plunges dramatically down 729 feet, or venture to nearby attractions like the Ellijay River, Panther Creek Falls, or Fall Branch Falls.

Tubing &
Water Sports

Cool off and embrace the thrill of water sports in Ellijay’s crystal-clear rivers and lakes. Grab a tube and float lazily down the Ellijay River, relishing the gentle current and picturesque scenery. For those seeking a more adventurous experience, try kayaking, paddleboarding, or fishing in the tranquil waters.

Wine Tastings & Vineyard Tours

The rolling hills of Ellijay provide the perfect setting for vineyards and wineries.
Take a leisurely tour of the local wineries, indulge in wine tastings,
and savor the flavors of award-winning wines crafted right in the heart of Georgia.
Enjoy breathtaking views, live music, and even wine-making classes.