Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

We've put together a local area guide to help you find things to do in Ellijay and North Georgia during your stay with us. This beautiful area offers things to do for people of all ages. Enjoy good food, entertainment, fishing, golf, history, a variety of outdoor activities, shopping, and much more! You'll have plenty of options to stay busy while staying in one of our wonderful vacation rentals. Browse through our list of suggestions below and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any other questions as we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service for those who stay with us.

Featured Things to Do in Ellijay, GA

Annual Events

Looking for things to do in Ellijay, GA? Add one-of-a-kind experiences to your vacation with some North Georgia`s most popular Annual Events. From Apple Picking and festivals to pumpkin farms and haunted hayrides there are many options to add a little excitement to your mountain vacation.

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Breweries, Taverns & Bars

Local breweries offer a variety of local craft beers to enjoy around Blue Ridge, Jasper, and Ellijay. Local taverns and bars have great atmospheres with outside seating and live music, a great place to enjoy North Georgia with a nice cold one. Check out our list or recommended establishments to t

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 or hunting tour, there are plenty of options for you near Ellijay.

Be sure you have everything you need before you begin your outdoor adventure. Find tons of useful information below from where and how to purchase a fishing and hunting license to where to buy the gear you`ll need, we are your one-stop shop for North Georgia fishing information.

Golf Courses

Nothing can beat the beauty and vistas of North Georgia`s several golf courses. Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains the mountain views are endless and awe-inspiring. The perfect place to relax and enjoy a day on the links! Both private and public 18 hole courses are available, some are even open year round. Start planning your vacation to North Georgia today by booking your tee time today!

Historical Attractions

Explore many of the great historical attractions in North Georgia. Enjoy tours, adventures, stories, and much more while visiting each of these places. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, tour the civil war museum, or explore old mansions like The Historic Tate House. You`ll want to bring your camera to capture photos of these incredible places that offer you a first-hand experience and education about some of the history of North Georgia. Check out our recommend points of interest below.

Horseback Riding

Create memories to last a lifetime with your family and friends on a horseback riding excursion at one of the beautiful stables near Ellijay Georgia. Offering exiting guided adventures through the wilderness, experience the Blue Ridge Mountains like never before. From sunset rides to packages including rafting and zip lining as well start planning your activities today! There are so many fun and exciting things to do in North Georgia!

Indoor Attractions

Enjoy some indoor activities and attractions around the North Georgia area. Whether you are with family and friends or just by yourself, there are multiple activities to choose from that would be fun! Enjoy a movie at East Town Cinemas, go bowling at The Alley, or just hang out with your favorite people and eat good food at Papa`s Pizza. Check out our list of recommendations below.

Local Cuisine

Explore a variety of local eateries near Ellijay and throughout the North Georgia mountains. From `mom and pop` restaurants to chain restaurants there is something for everyone. Serving Cajun cuisine to `nearly world famous` BBQ try a new place every day of your visit!

Looking for something specific like the best fresh grilled mountain trout? Contact our office for specific restaurant recommendations, we are happy to help!

Mountain Biking

Ellijay is the leading location for mountain biking in Georgia. With 5 local trails that are all well maintained and have beautiful views of the north Georgia landscape. Whether you are experienced or a beginner there is a perfect trail for you up here. Come up and see why we`re called the mountain biking capitol of Georgia.

North GA Apple Orchards

Looking to try the freshest, all-natural produce while exploring a cornerstone of the local economy and lifestyle? Visit the North Georgia Apple Orchards during your vacation! Experience family fun, in-depth informative tours, and make unforgettable memories at the pick-your-own apple farms here in Ellijay and Blue Ridge. If you`re planning to visit near October, be sure not to miss the Apple Festival in Ellijay, and learn why we`re called the "Apple Capital" of North Georgia!

Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the great outdoors and take in all that North Georgia has to offer! From Chattahoochee National Forest hiking trails and paths, top-tier local fishing spots, luxurious river-tubing opportunities, and country horseback riding: the perfect outdoor activity for you and your family is a click away!

Personal Services

Experience luxury in the mountains! Have a personal chef whip up a gourmet meal right in your vacation rental, or cater for a big group event. Enjoy spa services at the beautiful day spas here in Ellijay and Blue Ridge, or de-stress with an in-cabin massage. Contact us if you need help in finding personal services that are perfect for your trip.

Shopping & Antiquing

Looking for things to do in North Georgia? 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 one-of-a-kind historical artifacts at the local antique shops!

State Parks & Parks

Let North Georgia Vacation Spots help you find the finest parks that our state has to offer! Every park has some culture and history mixed within its beautiful scenery and wildlife. Make sure to bring a camera to capture this beautiful experience!

Vineyards & Wine Tours

For those who love good wine, 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. There are a number of fantastic vineyards and wineries in the area that offer wine tastings and tours, which we`ve listed some of our picks below. We highly recommend experiencing the wonderful wine of North Georgia, it`s something you won`t regret doing during your visit.

Water Rafting & Tubing

Come experience water rafting and tubing in North Georgia with your family and friends. There are many places to choose from that offer a wonderful and exciting experience on fun rapids and rivers with the beautiful scenery of the great North Georgia Mountains. Whether you enjoy an exciting rafting trip or a lazy day floating the river in a tube, there are many fun options to explore. Check out our list of white water rafting and tubing experiences.

Zip Lining

Looking for a zip lining adventure in the North Georgia and Blue Ridge area? Look no further. We have listed multiple places that offer fun and exciting experience with zip lining. This is a perfect activity to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family while doing something exciting!

Wildlife & Sanctuaries

Want to take the family to see wonderful wildlife sanctuaries around North Georgia? There are a few beautiful places with a variety of different animals to observe. Check out our list of recommendations and all the different types of animals that might interest you below.