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Things to Do

Things to Do

Nestled between Cities of Ellijay, Jasper, Chatsworth, Calhoun and Cartersville, Carters Lake Marina and Resort guest can visit nearby attractions.

Activities

Tellus Science Museum – Located just 38 minutes away off hwy 411 south, this hands on science museum showcases minerals, fossils and much more to fascinate people of all ages. Approximate 31 miles travel distance. 100 Tellus Dr. Cartersville, GA 30120, tellusmuseum.org   (770) 606-5700.

Panorama Orchards & Farm Market – A  favorite with the locates and surrounding towns, many are able to choose from a variety of apples, pies and local baked goods, along with other homemade goodies. Estimated travel time28 minute (23.4miles)  63 Talona Mountain Rd. Ellijay, GA 30536  panoramaorchards.com (706)276-3813

Hiking

Amicalola Falls State Park – The Park is well known for its majestic 729 foot waterfall. Hiker of all ranges can enjoy nature along the winding walking and hiking trails. Travel time is estimated 1 hour (44.1 mile).   418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534 amicalolafallslodgecom (706) 265-8888

Fort Mountain State Park – With over 25 miles of trails, the avid hiker can take in the views of valleys and peaks of the mountain, maybe even catch a glimpse of the native wildlife. Travel time 30 minutes (21.6 miles). 181 Fort Mountain State Park Rd. Chatsworth, GA 30705 gastateparks.org (707)422-1932

Cloudland Canyon State Park – Although a little further away, this North West Georgia park hikers can hike the West Rim Loop or descend the trail to the bottom of the canyon to view the waterfall. Travel time 1hr 32 min (70.4 mi). 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd. Rising Fawn, GA 30738 gastateparks.org (706) 657-4050

Restaurants

River Street Tavern – One of Ellijay’s finest, they offer live music on weekends, with local brews and burgers on the menu. Travel time 29 min (19.6 mi). 40 River St. Ellijay, GA 30540 riverstreettavern.com (706) 635-6166

Pink Pig BBQ – Well-known pit-cooked BBQ and other menu items, local and tourist go away satisfied. Travel time37 min (28.7mi)  824 Cherry Log St, Cherry Log,  GA  30522  pinkpigcherrylog.com (706) 276-3311

Last Catch – Offers seafood and Southern recipes. The family-owned restaurant is popular with the locals and a find for the tourist Distance 30 min (21.2 mi)   487 E Church St, Jasper, GA 30143 lastcatchseafood.com (706)692-0032

Vineyards

 Engelheim Vineyards – A German themed winery and vineyard that offers wine tasting, vineyard & winery tours and much more.  Travel time 17 min (11.5mi). 127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540 engelheim.com (706) 635-9463

Cartecay Vineyards – Offers wine tasting, has local live music on weekends .Travel time 40 min (28.6mi) 5704 Clear Creek Rd. Ellijay, GA  cartecayvineyards.com (706)698-9463