Travelers Guide Map is available by contacting or visiting any
Chamber of Commerce offices. You can also obtain the
Traveler's Guide Map and get additional information online.
The numbers correspond to the Gilmer
Trail A wilderness footpath over 2,100 miles along the crest
of the Appalachian mountains, through fourteen states, Towns and Union
counties, with its southern terminus at Springer Mountain on
the Gilmer-Fannin border.More information on the Appalachian Trail
Apples Ellijay boasts the "Apple Capital of Georgia."
Over 600,000 bushels of apples are produced annually and sold at 18
roadside stands throughout the county. Over 25 varieties are available.
Call the Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce for a brochure.
Annual Georgia Apple Festival & Arts and Crafts Fair
Apples and apple products of all kinds and a juried show of over 300
arts & crafts venders. Held 2nd and 3rd weekends in October.
Restaurants There are a wide variety of dining pleasures
to choose from: there is Colonel Pooles BBQ, where you can immortalize
your name on the fabled pig hill of fame; and how about Jimmy Carters
favorite, The Pink Pig; or if not BBQ, try country cooking at its best
and other ethnic styles available in this area.
Downtown Ellijay Downtown Ellijay - "Scenic Mountain Community" where
two rivers, Ellijay and Cartecay, flow together in the city limits
to form the Coosawatee River, is
the logo and the description of the City of Ellijay in Ellijay, Georgia.
Ellijay is revitalization in progress focused on viable economic development,
historic preservation, improvement in appearance, and the
provision of a safe walking environment for all visitors. The square has a
round a-bout that is surrounded by historic buildings, antique, craft, and
gift shops as well as a variety of eateries. Ellijay continues to grow and
develop while serving as the county seat of government. A community
atmosphere and a scenic beauty present themselves as an invitation to visit
Ellijay, enjoy the atmosphere, and explore the opportunities.
River Park Complex A picturesque recreation complex on
the banks of the Coosawattee River, the park offers picnic areas, 4
tennis courts, a walking trail, several ball fields, and an Olympic-size
swimming pool. A new soccer field is being constructed.
Parks Amicalola Falls State Park
lies 25 minutes to the east of Ellijay on State Highway 52 and Fort
Mountain State Park is 25 minutes to the west on State Highway 52.
Carters Lake Carters Lake is the deepest man-made lake east
of the Mississippi. It offers over 62 miles of uninhabited shoreline
and a marina along with a resort. This Corps of Engineers lake offers
sites for sight-seeing, hiking, picnicking, camping, swimming, boating,
water skiing, and fishing. 706-334-2248.
Golf Course Named for the famous Cherokee Chief - this challenging
mountainous 18-hole golf course is open to the public.
Mountain Rivers & Creeks "Ellijay" is an
Indian word meaning "Many Waters" or "Land of Green."
Ellijay and Gilmer County offers several miles of riverbanks and creekbanks.
The Cartecay River, The Ellijay River, The Coosawattee River, Turniptown
Creek, and Mountaintown Creek offers the scenic beauty of canoeing,
kayaking, floating, or fishing in their sparkling waters. President
Jimmy Carter has written a book about "Turniptown Creek" and
Wilderness Areas Both Rich Mountain Wilderness Area and
the Chattahoochee Wilderness Area offer thousands of acres of numerous
and biking trails within the forest as well as camping and hunting
County Chamber of Commerce
Ellijay, Georgia 30540
706-635-7400 Fax 706-635-7410
Visit the Gilmer County Chamber
of Commerce web site for more information about
Accommodations, Attractions, Dining, Festivals, Realtors, Recreation and