Local Activities

Summer has sprung! The return of our warmer temperatures make it easy to take in all the great outdoor activities in the area – nature strolls and hikes, mountain biking, rafting and kayaking, and scenic drives are plentiful and nearby, to name a few. The folks just down the road at Fort Mountain State Park have worked hard these last months in making many improvements to the grounds, hiking trails and lake area, so be sure to stop and have a look – they have a great Visitor’s Center and awesome staff! The summer landscape is beautiful this time of year, whether you’re “out and about” enjoying the many hiking trails, nature watching or birding – or spending the day or evening enjoying the mountain breezes from the comfort of your private porch with a tall glass of tea. (It’s a great place to have a little mid-afternoon snooze in the shade, too!)

For more info on the 45th Annual Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay GA: Visit Website

For more info on the 10th Annual Black Bear Festival in Chatsworth GA: Visit Website

Check out area activities, dining options and events calendars with these wonderful local partners:

Gilmer County/Ellijay, GA Chamber of Commerce: Visit Website

Murray County/Chatsworth, GA Chamber of Commerce: Visit Website