Visit the Appalachian Trail, scenic Cohutta Wildlife Management, Rich Mountain Wildlife Management, River Park on the Coosawattee River and more.
Appalachian Trail has a wilderness public footpath that extends from Georgia to Maine and winds through scenic, wooded, pastoral and culturally resonant lands across 2,155 miles of Appalachian Mountain ridgelines. Primarily used for day hikes, adventurers have been known to pack the entire route. This trail in GA extends some 75 miles through the primitive areas of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Although rising at times to elevations of over 4,000 feet, the Trail is mostly along ridges at elevations of about 3,000 feet.
Open: Year round - Phone: 706-635-7400 - Address: PO Box 654, Atlanta Georgia 30540
Cohutta Wildlife Management Area offers 95,200 acres of Hunting, Camping, Fishing, Firearms Shooting Range, Field Trail Access, Hiking, Bird Watching, Picnicking, Observation Tower, and Horseback Riding. Located 15 miles northwest of Ellijay Georgia - Phone: 706-635-7400 - Location: N GA Mountains, Ellijay Georgia 30540
Gilmer County Recreation Department offers Baseball, softball, wrestling, swimming, football, soccer, basketball, tennis, chearleading, camps, & pavillion - Phone: 706-635-7700 - Location: 1561 South Main St, Ellijay Georgia 30540 (Behind Civic Ctr)
Rich Mountain Wildlife Area has 9,000 acres of beautiful wilderness. The challenge of the mountain range is long remembered by hikers, campers and hunters. 22,000 acres. Hunting, Camping, Fishing, Archery Range, Field Trail Access, Canoe Access, Hiking, Bird Watching, Picnicking, Horseback Riding - Phone: 706-635-7400 - Location: Rich Mountain, Ellijay Georgia 30540 - Directions: GA Hwy. 5 & 515 - 11 miles northwest of Ellijay
River Park is a picturesque recreation complex on the banks of the Coosawattee River, the park offers picnic, tennis, swimming and seasonal sports facilities. Phone: 706-635-7700 - Location: 1363 S. Main St., Ellijay Georgia 30540 - Directions: GA Hwy 515