Every fall thousands of visitors flock to Ellijay Georgia to enjoy crisp local grown apples, fresh baked apple pies, and a variety of fresh local grown fruits and vegetables. Known as the Apple Capitol of Georgia, Ellijay is home to the annual Apple Festival, and is home to more than 15 apple orchards, which produce 25 varieties of apples each year.
Apples are not the only reason that visitors choose Ellijay for weekend getaways and to purchase real estate. Ellijay has small town charm with some of the conveniences available in bigger cities. A short drive from the stores and restaurants on Hwy. 515 are amazing mountain views and miles of undisturbed forest.
Miles of hiking trails with a variety of views attract both novice and expert hikers to the area each year. Spring, summer and fall provide beautiful weather for hikers to enjoy trails with mountain, lake and river views. Those hiking the trails on Carter’s Lake feel like they are the only people on the planet. The crystal clear lake is protected from development all the way around its 62-mile shoreline, with the one exception being the Carter’s Lake Marina.
Those looking for a fun day trip can take a scenic 45-minute drive to Amicalola Falls. Amicalola Falls are the highest falls east of the Mississippi, and visitors can climb stairs to the top of the falls or just admire them from the bottom and then enjoy lunch at the lodge.
It is easy to see why Ellijay GA real estate is so desirable to those looking for a more laid back lifestyle. Residents of Ellijay have the best of both worlds!