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Things to Do in North Georgia

From hiking and mountain biking, to white water rafting and fishing, Gilmer County hosts an array of outdoor activities for every enthusiast. The Ocoee River and Nantahala aren't too far if you prefer some whitewater rafting. Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain State Park are right around the corner. Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to make some MOUNTAIN MEMORIES!

Outdoor Activities and Recreation

Enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that North Georgia has to offer! From zip-lining to hiking, tubing to kayaking, boating and swimming, there is an array of activities to experience in the mountains!

Apple Orchards

Visit the North Georgia Apple Orchards during your vacation. Experience family fun at the pick-your-own apple farms here in Ellijay and Blue Ridge. Don't miss the Apple Festival in Ellijay the "Apple Capital" here in North Georgia.

Vineyards/Wine Tours

The Southern Appalachians in North Georgia are ideal for growing wine grapes. The elevation, the soil and the climate combine to produce wine grapes of the highest quality and subsequently, fine wines.

Horseback Riding

North Georgia offers several options for horseback riding. Create memories with your family and friends on a horseback riding excursion at one of the beautiful stables in the North Georgia Mountains. 

Fishing & Hunting

North Georgia offers great hunting and fishing options for the avid sportsman. If you are looking to relax at a private fishing hole or experience a guided fishing tour, we have some recommendations for you:

Personal Services

Experience luxury in the mountains! Have a personal chef whip up a gourmet meal right in your cabin or de-stress with an in-cabin massage. Enjoy spa services at the beautiful day spas here in Ellijay and Blue Ridge.

Local Cuisine

Ellijay and the surrounding area offer many dining options. From 'mom and pop' local restaurants to chain restaurants there something for everyone. Ask for recommendations for some of North Georgia's best local cuisine! 

Shopping & Antiquing

Ellijay and Blue Ridge offer many local shops with unique hidden treasures. Find everything from souvenirs to capture memories of the North Georgia Mountains to unique antique finds at the local antique shops!

Golf Courses

North Georgia offers several beautiful golf courses to relax and play a round of golf! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the North Georgia Mountains while playing a round of golf on one to the beautiful 18-hole golf courses!

Rainy Weather & Seasonal Attractions/Recreation

North Georgia has lots of indoor entertainment as well as seasonal events and festivals. From Apple Picking to pumpkin farms and haunted hay rides there are many options to add a little flair to your mountain vacation.


Photo Credit: Martin Lopatka via Flickr