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Ellijay, GA

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Located between the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers in Gilmer County, Ellijay is known for its annual apple festival, premiere golf courses and breathtaking landscape. Just an hour away from Atlanta, the residents and visitors can enjoy a slower pace of life without forgoing the benefits of living near a major city.

Quick History

Ellijay was originally inhabited by the Cherokee before the arrival of European settlers. During the early 19th century, both groups inhabited the area. By the 20th century, Ellijay acquired various modern conveniences and began focusing on attracting tourists looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

Can't Miss

Enjoy two weekends of the Georgia Apple Festival, complete with more than 300 food, art, and crafts vendors! The festival attracts visitors from across the state and beyond. You won’t want to miss out on this quintessential Ellijay experience!

Hot Spots

  • Enjoy a luxurious wine tasting at the Cartecay Vineyards
  • Take a tour of the R&A Orchards and try some of their homemade can goods
  • Golf at Whitepath Golf Club


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