Adventures in the Georgia Mountains

By Ann Carmichael.

While most people come to an Ellijay cabin for the mountains and rivers, there are those who come for a bigger adventure. Situated in the northern part of Georgia, these mountain regions are considered beautiful and harsh at the same time. There are water activities of fishing and boating, but at the same time there are terrains and hills for hiking. Not to mention the deer and bears in the woods. Vacationers staying at an Ellijay cabin in Georgia can see the Blue Ridge Mountains for themselves by van, boat, helicopter or by walking.


Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia by JSmith Photo

Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia by JSmith Photo

Kayaking down the Coosawatee River

See the Blue Ridge Mountains up close and personal by taking a kayaking tour. Visitors can enjoy paddling down the river watching the catfish jump or seeing flyfishers. There are several different tours so you can find the one that suits you. For just a day trip, indulge in a three or six hour tour. If you want to spend more time in the mountains, register for a multi-day kayak and camping expedition which includes everything like equipment, meals, tents, and kayaking gear. For those who specifically know what they want to do while vacationing at an Ellijay cabin in Georgia, take a custom kayak tour. Besides kayaking, several adventure companies offer yachting, biking, hiking, and white water rafting to enjoy along with your kayak tour.

Do You Want to Ride?

If you don’t feel like paddling in a kayak along the river, sign up to take an airboat ride tour. A few companies in Ellijay and the surrounding area provide 30-minute tours that include hearing the history of Ellijay as well as being up close and
personal with all of the creatures and wildlife in the woods and rivers. Also, you will be able to visit farms and ranches where you can feed the animals like pot-bellied pigs, horses, bunnies, chickens, and roosters.

If you are traveling with your family, enjoy a private tour which provides a guide for your small group. No one should miss a chance to go  horseback riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Feeling daring? Some companies specializing in outdoor activities have night tours, and along with a guide,  go along the river in search of alligators and other creatures. If you are traveling on a budget, bring your own gear and spend some time in one of the state parks in Ellijay, such as Fort Mountain.

Ride Like the Wind

To try something different, tour the rivers in a float plane. Some vacation packages provide tours to see all of Ellijay and the surrounding area. Guests will go “flightseeing” to such places as Amicalola State Park, Carter Lakes, and the Rich Mountain Wilderness. Even from the air, guests can see deer, fish, bear, and wildflowers.

The ideal cabin in Ellijay is easy to find. Contacting one of the several real estate companies is the way to go when you want to find the vacation property that will suit your needs. Offering rentals according to price, amenities, and location, you are sure to find what you’re looking for.