Marching bands, floats, picnics, contests, fireworks…and that is just the start of the 4th of July celebration in Ellijay, Georgia. The picturesque, little mountain town really knows how to throw a party making Ellijay the perfect destination for a great July 4th getaway to North Georgia Vacation Spots.
Things to Do in Ellijay, GA
The list of things to do in Ellijay, GA, is long on any day, but July 4th brings extra opportunities and a blowout of fun! The entire town participates in the holiday festivities. A parade, food vendors, arts and crafts, live music, and a grand fireworks finale set the stage for a starspangled good time.
A true outdoor wonderland, Ellijay is famous for its 29 hiking trails ranging in level of exertion from easy to very difficult. Regardless of your speed and agility the beautiful mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls, wildlife, and woodland flowers reward the effort at every turn. Carters Lake
is a special treat. The tumbling waters of the Coosawattee River feed the lake which covers 3,200 acres of land and has 65 miles of natural shoreline. There are no private docks or development along the water, making it a serene, beautiful experience with incredible views. The marina at Carters Lake will fill your picnic basket or gas tank and offer a selection of boats to rent for the day or weekend. North Georgia Vacation Spots even have a variety of cabins nearby!
If a bit less adventurous activities are more your style, Ellijay has lots to offer. Explore the delightful shops along Main Street in the town’s square. Enjoy fabulous farm-to-table fare options among the many local restaurants. Visit one (or all) of Ellijay’s six wineries for a tour and tasting. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Ellijay’s most famous resident – Sasquatch. Local lore has the legendary “Bigfoot” claiming the North Georgia Mountains as his original stomping grounds. A museum dedicated to the life and times of the hairy creature is located on GA 515 just outside Ellijay’s town limits. Featured among the impressive collection are life-size “Bigfoot” representations, personal accounts of local encounters, videos, maps pinpointing sightings, and a gift shop filled with all things “Sasquatch.”
Luxury Cabins in North Georgia
After a full day of Ellijay explorations, unwind by a rustic campsite, upscale to a ‘glamping’ experience, or simply relax in the comfort of one of many, lovely mountain cabins in North Georgia. Accommodations are available to fit every budget, especially those who’re looking for luxury cabin rentals. From a family 4th of July holiday to a romantic getaway, Ellijay is the place where lasting mountain memories are made. Give us a call today at 1-706-669-9803 to book an unforgettable holiday getaway.