Ellijay is "Georgia's Apple Capital" thanks to the many apple orchards that prove a big draw in the autumn, but the town is a perfect year-round destination for lovers of the great outdoors.
- Fort Mountain State Park: The nearby state park offers fantastic hiking opportunities and stunning mountain views. Take the Old Fort Trail to see the stone tower.
- Carters Lake: The deepest lake in Georgia is a fisherman's dream. And the lake's shoreline is perfect for hiking and biking.
- Historic District: The mayor designated the historic district of downtown Ellijay in 2008. The area boasts traditional architecture, boutiques and antique stores for you to explore.