Stuff to do in North Georgia


Wagon Wheel Ridge is only about 12 miles from Ellijay in Gilmer County, Georgia.
Gilmer County is the Apple Capital of Georgia and Ellijay is home to the
Georgia Apple Festival
held two weekends in October.
There are Apple Houses all along the highways wth fresh and canned produce, gifts, baked goods, and other treats. Ellijay also has numerous antique shops, art galleries, and restaurants. Wagon Wheel Ridge is also convenient to Amicalola Falls, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, and Blue Ridge, each with their own attractions. Go antiquing to your hearts' content, ride the scenic railway or try the Swan Drive-In Theater in Blue Ridge. Visit the North Georgia Premium Outlet stores and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville. Pan for gold and shop antiques in Dahlonega.

You will find plenty of close-by sightseeing, hiking, rafting, kayaking,
boating, and fishing, not to mention touristing and shopping.

Be sure to call and make reservations in advance for rafting/kayaking - summer weekends are busy!

Gilmer County Trout Streams (pdf)

Harris Creek watershed
Johnson Creek watershed
Tails Creek watershed and all other streams or parts of streams not listed as year-round except: Coosawattee River downstream from Old Georgia Highway 5 (Gilmer County Road 239); Talking Rock Creek; and tributaries to Carters Reservoir not listed as year-round (these streams may be fished year-round without a trout license)

Ball Creek watershed
Cartecay River watershed
Conasauga River watershed (except Jacks River watershed)
Coosawatee River from the confluence of Cartecay &
Ellijay rivers downstream to Old Georgia Highway 5 bridge (Gilmer County Road 239)
Ellijay River watershed
Fightingtown Creek watershed
Mountaintown Creek watershed
Noontootla Creek watershed
Sevenmile Creek watershed
Town Creek watershed
Wildcat Creek watershed