Chelsea & Dan’s: North Georgia Guidebook

Chelsea & Dan
Chelsea & Dan
Chelsea & Dan’s: North Georgia Guidebook

Vineyards

Live music, picnics, tours, and wine tastings. Great environment!
71 locals recommend
Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery
1862 Orchard Ln
71 locals recommend
Live music, picnics, tours, and wine tastings. Great environment!
Great wine and awesome atmosphere with a southern charm.
56 locals recommend
Cartecay Vineyards
5704 Clear Creek Road
56 locals recommend
Great wine and awesome atmosphere with a southern charm.
Friendly family and staff. Beautiful setting inside and on the big porch.
43 locals recommend
Engelheim Vineyards
127 Lakeview Rd
43 locals recommend
Friendly family and staff. Beautiful setting inside and on the big porch.
Delightful Georgia wines. The wine tasting hosts were very friendly, and the porch from the tasting room has great views. They also make amazing smelling candles out of old wine bottles. Don't forget to try the cheesecake!
52 locals recommend
Fainting Goat Vineyards
201 Vineyard Way
52 locals recommend
Delightful Georgia wines. The wine tasting hosts were very friendly, and the porch from the tasting room has great views. They also make amazing smelling candles out of old wine bottles. Don't forget to try the cheesecake!
Excellent place to relax on a nice day. There is much more to this place than typical wineries. Huge porch area, lots of shade and live music!
61 locals recommend
Bear Claw Vineyards & Winery, Inc.
2281 Tennis Court Rd
61 locals recommend
Excellent place to relax on a nice day. There is much more to this place than typical wineries. Huge porch area, lots of shade and live music!
Bring a picnic lunch and have a nice relaxing experience.
18 locals recommend
Ellijay River Vineyards
18 locals recommend
Bring a picnic lunch and have a nice relaxing experience.
One of the better wineries in N. Georgia! Great views
45 locals recommend
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
180 Wolf Mountain Trail
45 locals recommend
One of the better wineries in N. Georgia! Great views

Outdoors and Hiking

Easy, family-friendly hike!
6 locals recommend
Fall Branch Falls Trailhead
6 locals recommend
Easy, family-friendly hike!
Great kayaking and tubing experience!
13 locals recommend
Ellijay River Outfitters
88 Holt Bridge Rd
13 locals recommend
Great kayaking and tubing experience!
Open year-round for tubing and kayaking! Friendly and helpful staff. Fun family atmosphere!
13 locals recommend
Cartecay River Experience-River Left
1554 Lower Cartecay Rd
13 locals recommend
Open year-round for tubing and kayaking! Friendly and helpful staff. Fun family atmosphere!
White-water rafting on the Ococee!
25 locals recommend
Rolling Thunder River Company
20 Hughes Street
25 locals recommend
White-water rafting on the Ococee!
White water rafting adventure!
22 locals recommend
Ocoee Rafting
1548 Tennessee 68
22 locals recommend
White water rafting adventure!
Horseback Riding in the Blue Ridge Georgia Mountains
6 locals recommend
Blanche Manor LLC
177 Deal Hollow Rd
6 locals recommend
Horseback Riding in the Blue Ridge Georgia Mountains
Fun place to rent inner tubes and enjoy a peaceful ride down the river! This company provides tubes, life jackets, and transportation.
27 locals recommend
Toccoa River Tubing Company
340 Toccoa Avenue
27 locals recommend
Fun place to rent inner tubes and enjoy a peaceful ride down the river! This company provides tubes, life jackets, and transportation.
Enjoy ziplining over bridges along the edge of the Cherokee National Forest!
7 locals recommend
Ocoee Ziplines
4599 U.S. 64
7 locals recommend
Enjoy ziplining over bridges along the edge of the Cherokee National Forest!
Out & back trail and features a waterfall
Benton MacKaye Trail
Out & back trail and features a waterfall
Easy 0.5 mile walking trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest
Sea Creek Falls Trailhead
Easy 0.5 mile walking trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest
Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast!
Amicalola Falls Lodge Road
Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast!
Beautiful overlook with hiking trails
Boyd Gap
Beautiful overlook with hiking trails
Popular 17-mile trail system near Blue Ridge, with hikes that intersect and loop ranging from one-to-5.5 miles
22 locals recommend
Aska Trails Parking Lot (Long Branch Loop Trailhead)
101-199 Shady Falls Rd
22 locals recommend
Popular 17-mile trail system near Blue Ridge, with hikes that intersect and loop ranging from one-to-5.5 miles
Whitewater rafting! (home of the 1996 Olympics)
92 locals recommend
Ocoee Whitewater Center
4400 U.S. 64
92 locals recommend
Whitewater rafting! (home of the 1996 Olympics)

Food scene

Delicious soups, sandwiches and salads. In downtown Ellijay on the square. They have prime rib on Friday nights that’s amazing, and other specials for dinner that are equally delicious. And don’t even get me started on the desserts!
64 locals recommend
Cantaberry
51 River Street
64 locals recommend
Delicious soups, sandwiches and salads. In downtown Ellijay on the square. They have prime rib on Friday nights that’s amazing, and other specials for dinner that are equally delicious. And don’t even get me started on the desserts!
Fantastic new pizza place that recently opened on the square. It’s usually full, especially on the weekends. They have creative and delicious offerings full of local, seasonal ingredients and a great variety of drinks on tap.
39 locals recommend
Ellijay Wood Fired Pizza
2 River St
39 locals recommend
Fantastic new pizza place that recently opened on the square. It’s usually full, especially on the weekends. They have creative and delicious offerings full of local, seasonal ingredients and a great variety of drinks on tap.
Mexican restaurant that recently opened in downtown Ellijay. It’s getting great reviews so far!
17 locals recommend
La Catrina Tacos&Margaritas
101 S Main St
17 locals recommend
Mexican restaurant that recently opened in downtown Ellijay. It’s getting great reviews so far!
Best burgers in Ellijay. They frequently have live music too. Great atmosphere and delicious food.
65 locals recommend
River Street Tavern
40 River St
65 locals recommend
Best burgers in Ellijay. They frequently have live music too. Great atmosphere and delicious food.
Tucked behind the Ellijay Marketplace just off the square. Mostly soup and sandwiches, but they have nice gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options too.
17 locals recommend
Back Porch Bistro
17 locals recommend
Tucked behind the Ellijay Marketplace just off the square. Mostly soup and sandwiches, but they have nice gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options too.
Best breakfast in town! It’s small, local, and has delicious food!
18 locals recommend
Cornerstone Café
76 N Main St
18 locals recommend
Best breakfast in town! It’s small, local, and has delicious food!
Fantastic atmosphere and the food is even better. They also have beers from the local breweries on tap, which is cool. We love their burgers and wings, but really you can’t go wrong.
41 locals recommend
Fightingtown Tavern
511 E Main St
41 locals recommend
Fantastic atmosphere and the food is even better. They also have beers from the local breweries on tap, which is cool. We love their burgers and wings, but really you can’t go wrong.
Come here for lunch with a view. You are literally sitting riverside on a lovely patio, so it’s usually a popular spot. The fresh mountain trout (I recommend it pecan crusted) is especially delicious, and also the shrimp and grits.
82 locals recommend
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
8055 Aska Road
82 locals recommend
Come here for lunch with a view. You are literally sitting riverside on a lovely patio, so it’s usually a popular spot. The fresh mountain trout (I recommend it pecan crusted) is especially delicious, and also the shrimp and grits.
About 20 frozen yogurt options and a billion yummy toppings to choose from. You pay by bowl size, then fill it however you’d like.
13 locals recommend
Abby's Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
13 locals recommend
About 20 frozen yogurt options and a billion yummy toppings to choose from. You pay by bowl size, then fill it however you’d like.
Hole in the wall cuban food! Grab some cuban sandwiches, empanadas, and tamales - and bring a rum cake back to the cabin :)
45 locals recommend
Rum Cake Lady ToGo
205 W 1st St
45 locals recommend
Hole in the wall cuban food! Grab some cuban sandwiches, empanadas, and tamales - and bring a rum cake back to the cabin :)
Great Mexican food!
El Rio Mexican Restaurant
113 Ocoee St
Great Mexican food!

Sightseeing

Apple orchard and seasonal festivities
214 locals recommend
Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
214 locals recommend
Apple orchard and seasonal festivities