City of Ellijay Georgia – Gilmer County GA

Relay For Life in Gilmer County

Only 7 days left for Relay For Life of Gilmer County Georgia. You can still sign up or donate. The relay is held at the Gilmer High School on May 14th 2010. The American Cancer Society has set up a great resource so you can track the top teams and participants. Check out the Relay For Life events site.

Currently the Bank of Ellijay Team is ahead and Candace Todd is the top participant. You can start or join a team or you can donate to a participant or team.

Forth Annual Gala and Auction

The North Georgia Christian Academy is hosting their 4th annual Gala event on Saturday April 24th. Each year NGCA brings a guest speaker and this year they have actor Kirk Cameron appearing. There will be a youth rally at 12:30PM and then the Gala at 7PM. You can buy tickets to either or both.

If you have been to a previous North Georgia Christian Academy Gala then you know how exciting the live auction can get. all of the proceeds go towards funding this private Christian School. NGCA is a fully accredited GAC school.

The school opened in 2003 and promotes traditional academics combined with the knowledge of God and the scriptures. They provide a Godly learning environment that encourages a lifetime commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

North Georgia Christian Academy
191 Harold Pritchett Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540

Amicalola Falls

You will find the Amicalola Falls Trail located at the Amicolola Falls State Park, which is close to Ellijay and less than an hour away from the town of Blue Ridge GA. Amicalola Falls is one of the places in North Georgia that is visited the most so be prepared for some traffic at peak viewing times. You will be truly amazed when you see this 600-700 foot high waterfall.  The trail starts at the bottom of the falls and goes clear up to the top; however, you do not have to start at the bottom if you don’t want to.  You have the option of parking near the middle, at the top or at the bottom and then walking to the falls.  Platforms for viewing and wooden steps are located a little over a third of the way up so you can experience stunning views of the falls.  There is a reflecting pool at the bottom of Amicalola Falls that can be very calming and relaxing. There is a very limited number of campsites for tents, RVs, and trailers so be sure to plan ahead.

Carters Lake

Carter’s lake and dam is located near Ellijay and was completed in 1977. The lake is more than 3,000 acres and is quite popular with campers, hikers, fishermen and mountain bikers. It is the deepest lake in Georgia and offers great fishing with more than 60 miles of shoreline.  There is also a big wildlife management area that is open to hunters and it spans 2 counties and 6000 acres.  Deer hunting is only open for archers but you can shoot turkey and small game with firearms. You will find several hiking trails ranging in difficulty, including The Hidden Pond Songbird Trail. You can choose from five different campgrounds, only two are open the entire year.

Bear Den Cabin Rentals

Looking for cabin rentals in North Georgia?

Try Bear Den rental cabins – We have a great selection of cabins for rent in Ellijay.

Bear Den Cabin Rentals, LLC
548 Pinson Lane
Ellijay, GA 30540

Visit our Ellijay Cabin Rental Website

Blue Ridge Auto Auction

Visit our auto auction every Tuesday night.

107 Whitepath Road
Ellijay, GA 30540

North Georgia Auto Auction

Gilmer County Day Care Center

We offer childcare services.

1179 Progress Rd.
Ellijay, GA 30540