- Chieftain's Trail
A tour of local Native American sites; call Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce for information, 706-635-7400.
- Ellijay City Cemetery
Best panoramic views of the city, valley and mountains; South of the Square in Ellijay.
- Fort Mountain
Prehistoric rock formations; Highway 52 West.
- Old Cartecay United Methodist Church
Est. 1834, oldest Methodist Church in North Georgia, call 706-276-3703 to arrange a tour; Highway 52 East and Roy Road.
- Downtown Ellijay
The quaint square is lined with historic buildings, antique, craft, and gift shops, as well as eateries of all kinds, and don't miss the Dr. Watkins Residence.
- Kell Farm
Built in 1867 by James Kell, the farm is occupied by his descendants. A marker in the cemetery commemorates Kell's Revolutionary War exploits.
- Tabor House/Gilmer County Historical Society
Places to Visit
- The Pink Pig
Jimmy Carter's favorite barbecue place offers delicious food and unique atmosphere with photos of the famous and not-so-famous interspersed among pig memorabilia. Highway 515 North, Cherry Log.
- River Park
A picturesque recreation complex on the banks of the Coosawattee River, the park offers picnic areas, tennis courts, and a walking trail. Old Highway 5 South, along the Coosawattee River, South of the Dairy Queen.
- Colonel Poole's Pig Hill of Fame
A favorite stomping ground for local and national celebrities, the Pig Hill of Fame offers barbecue and a chance to immortalize your name on the fabled hillside. Craig Street, East Ellijay.
- Apple Orchard Alley
Eleven of the county's 18 apple orchards are spread across the picturesque valley along State Highway 52. Other orchards dot the county's valleys and hillsides. Pick up a map at the Chamber Office.
- Ellijay Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary
Call 706-276-2980 for reservations.
- Adventure Trail Rides
- Fort Mountain Stables
- R & A Orchards
- Benton MacKaye Trail Association
- Cartecay River Experience, LLC
- Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way
- Carters Lake Marina & Resort
- Cartecay Vineyards, LLC
- Noontootla Creek Farms
- Penland Apple House
Hwy 282, 706-635-5100
- Penland Apple House
Hwy 515, 706-635-5110
- Red Apple Barn
- B.J. Reece Apple House
- Hillcrest Orchards
- Panorama Orchards, Inc.
- Cherokee Valley Ranch
- Mountain Valley Farm