The 15 Best Things to Do in Ellijay GA & Gilmer County

Bird's Eye View of Downtown Ellijay GA

[Updated April 19, 2022] As the metro Atlanta population continues to grow and expand, more and more people are heading for the wide open vistas of the North Georgia mountains. And it’s not difficult to understand why. With lots of charming towns surrounded by scenic summits and the wilderness of the Chattahoochee National Forest (with its … Read more

Carters Lake Camping, Cabins, & Boat Rentals in Ellijay GA

Carters Lake GA Sunset

Encompassing over 3,000 acres in Chatsworth and Ellijay GA, with 62 miles of shoreline, Carters Lake is a popular destination for boating, camping, fishing, hiking, and myriad other forms of outdoor recreation. Located about halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga in the North Georgia Mountains, Carters Lake is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  There are … Read more

15 Award-Winning North Georgia Wines Worth Tasting

North Georgia Wines

All across the North Georgia mountains, you can find rolling hills, lush forest, and an outstanding assortment of eye-catching waterfalls. To some people’s surprise, you can also find an array of superb vineyards and wineries. Thanks to the region’s unique climate and geography, wine grapes have been growing in the state of Georgia for hundreds … Read more

Hiking & Camping at Fort Mountain State Park Near Ellijay GA

Cool Springs Overlook at Fort Mountain State Park near Ellijay GA (1 of 1)

Everyone has their favorite North Georgia State Parks, whether it’s the massive gorge and waterfalls of Cloudland Canyon or the far-ranging Blue Ridge Mountain vistas of Black Rock Mountain.  But if you’re interested in state parks primarily for camping, hiking, or history, Fort Mountain State Park deserves to be right up there at the top … Read more

The 15 Best Cabin Rentals in Ellijay GA

Ellijay GA Cabin Rental -Stargazer

Known as “the Apple Capital of Georgia” for its ample apple-picking opportunities and apple-themed fall festivals, Ellijay has become one of the most popular mountain towns in Georgia. The weather in Ellijay is perfect for apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and wineries. And it’s close to both the town of Blue Ridge GA and the vast Cohutta Wilderness, so … Read more

Apple Picking in Georgia: The 10 Best North GA Apple Orchards to Visit

[Updated October 20, 2021] When autumn starts to roll around, there are plenty of fun annual traditions to look forward to. From watching the leaves transform into glorious fall colors and visiting a pumpkin patch/corn maze to going to fall festivals and picking apples, it’s truly our favorite season in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North … Read more

Visiting Expedition Bigfoot Museum (aka Sasquatch Museum) in Cherry Log, GA

Exterior of Expedition Bigfoot Museum in in Cherry Log, GA

[Updated November 6, 2021] The Expedition Bigfoot Museum is a uniquely intriguing roadside attraction in Cherry Log, GA. Located along Highway 515 just minutes outside of Blue Ridge, it’s truly a weird and wondrous must-see for anyone visiting the North Georgia mountains. You don’t have to be a diehard believer in Bigfoot encounters to get … Read more