Ellijay Activities

Reel`em In Guide Service - Private Tours

Reel`em In Guide Service - Private Tours

Fishing guide service that specializes in small stream tactics for wild trout and hunting for that once in a lifetime trophy trout. Open 7 days a week and 52 weeks per year. A Forest Service permittee on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. Ellijay`s first fly fishing guide service, est. 2001. About 75 minutes north of Atlanta and 60 minutes southeast of Chattanooga.
Location: 1890 Burnt Mountain Road, Ellijay, GA 30536
Phone: (706) 273-0764
Ellijay Marketplace

Ellijay Marketplace

Ellijay Marketplace is a great place to bring the family to on the weekends, we have our outdoor arts & crafts market open and will be opening our Art Gallery and indoor resale market soon! Come check out our farmers market for some wonderfully fresh fruits and vegetables! Georgia Pinhoti Trail
Location: 518 River Street, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: 706-847-4531


Ellijay has a variety of Antique and gift shops right downtown, each loaded with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. There are also some great places to purchase rustic furnishings for your vacation home.
Cartecay Bike Shop

Cartecay Bike Shop

Cartecay Bike Shop was started in 1989 and is a full-service bicycle shop located in the North Georgia mountains not far from the Tennessee and North Carolina borders. We are surrounded by parks, rivers, hiking trails, challenging road rides and 55 mountain bike trails. With over 45 years of experience, we make sure that whatever you need - bikes, repair & maintenance, rentals, accessories, group rides, bike fit or trail advice - we have it with guaranteed GREAT SERVICE!
Location: N Main St, Ellijay, GA 30540
Phone: (706) 635-2453

Cartecay, Ellijay, and Coosawattee Rivers

It`s easy to see why the Cherokee called this the "land of many waters" with three rivers and multiple creeks flowing through the county. The Cartecay, Ellijay, and Coosawattee Rivers offer a scenic backdrop for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, rafting, and fishing. From gentle natural progression to Class III rapids, Gilmer County`s waterways are accessible by people of varying skill levels.

Gilmer County Farmer`s Market

Open every Saturday morning from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the farmer`s market is a great place to visit with old friends and to make new ones while picking up the freshest vegetables from the garden, some wonderful baked goods, native plants, and local crafts. Located just off the roundabout in downtown Ellijay, the Farmer`s Market is conveniently located in the parking lot of the Gilmer County Courthouse.

First Saturdays

The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with Gilmer Arts and Heritage (GAHA) and Better Hometown to bring Ellijay, Georgia a community event called "First Saturdays". These events will take place on the first Saturday of every month May through December from 5 PM to 8 PM. Businesses in downtown Ellijay will be open extended hours, giving patrons a chance to enjoy them during the evening hours. Along with the extended hours will be music, arts and crafts vendors, and childrens` activities such as face painting, balloons and more.

Mountain Valley Farms

A working dairy farm, this beautiful valley has been in the Wright family since 1840. In 2009, the Wrights decided to open Mountain Valley Farms, selling grass fed beef and grain feed pork direct to market. Open Friday through Sunday, the Farm Store offers various cuts of meat, unpasteurized milk for pets, and most importantly an opportunity to know just where your food comes from.


Wilderness View Cabins are located in the heart of some of the best mountain biking trails and road biking routes in the country. With more than 150 miles of mountain trails and a plethora of road biking routes on scenic byways with extreme curves, hills and valleys, Gilmer County is the official Biking Capital of Georgia. Every week, riders come from throughout Georgia, the Southeast, the U.S. and even some European countries to climb scenic Fort Mountain via Highway 52 or explore the many designated mountain bike trails. There are 12 main mountain bike trails within Gilmer County and another dozen in nearby Murray County, west of Ellijay, in the Cohutta Mountains. Two of the best known are Bear Creek Trail, The Pinhoti Trail and Windy Gap. In addition to the mountain trails, called "single track" because they are only wide enough in most places to accommodate a single bike, there are nearly another 400 miles of gravel, forest roads known as "double track" trails. The Pinhoti trail can be accessed several hundred feet from the entrance to our cabins on the top of Fort Mountain. Gilmer and Murray Counties are favorite destinations for road cyclists across the country because of the numerous curves, dips and valleys of North Georgia`s mountain paved roads. It`s not uncommon for a group of road cyclists to cover more than 50 miles on area roads during a ride. In fact, Fort Mountain was part of the Tour de Georgia event from its start in 2003 to its final contest in 2008. Because Wilderness View Cabins are on top of Fort Mountain, off Scenic Bi-way 52. Aside from major race events, Cycle clubs from Canada, Europe, and the U.S. come to Fort Mountain and the surrounding North Georgia Mountain area to make the challenging scenic climb to Fort Mountain`s summit and experience the thrill of the downhill ride.

River Tubing

Come float down the Coosawattee River

Tubing in Ellijay

Float the Ellijay River! Everything you need is included, tubes, kayaks, pickup and return trip included.
Wild Branches Yoga

Wild Branches Yoga

From basic yoga classes to private lessons, Wild Branches yoga has it all, right in Ellijay! Let Heather, your instructor, know that Wilderness View Cabins sent you!
Location: Ellijay, Georgia
Phone: 706-889-9580