In Ellijay, you’ll find endless opportunities for adventure and excitement, whether you love hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, taking scenic drives, fishing, boating, rafting or kayaking—there’s something for every traveler. Along the county’s southern reaches lies stunning Amicalola Falls State Park, featuring the highest waterfall in Georgia. Bordering the northwestern regions of Gilmer County is Fort Mountain State Park with its mysterious archeological site of prehistoric ruins.
Mountain biking has taken a firm hold on this mountainous high country. With over 100plus miles of singletrack mountain biking trails, Gilmer County has been honored with the official designated title as the state of Georgia’s “Mountain Biking Capital.”
Local attractions include:
Tubing Outfitters – slow tubing down the Toccoa river, great for younger children
Whitewater Outfitters – Ocoee River Raft outfitters for the white water rapids
Canoe and Kayaking – either trips or rental
Swimming, Picnicking, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Biking and of course Golf
When you want a break from your outdoor adventures, quaint Ellijay, beautiful Blue Ridge, as well as Copperhill offer quaint shops and restaurants. In Blue Ridge, there is the Scenic Railroad as well as an actual drive-in movie theater, the Twin Cinemas—the kids will love the drive-in! We’re happy to offer personal recommendations for any activity you’re looking for in the area.