"The best time to go fishing is when you can get away".
 - Robert Traver
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River Of Love Lyrics
by Leann Rimes

My heart's been thirsty
My spirit's runnin' dry
And I think I feel a drop of rain
I see the lightning
Strikin' the sky
Sometimes a stone can bring a change
Now your love comin' back
Like the water all around me
This feelin' here inside
Is risin like a tide to the sea

Take me away on the river of love
I wanna go where you go
Take me away on the river of love
Just let me roll with the flow
On the river of love

Now I don't worry 'bout
what's round the bends
As long as you're by my side
My destination is right where I am
I'm just enjoyin' the ride
When I needed your love
It rained down from above me
Now I'm over my head
And i can feel it set me free

Take me away on the river of love
I wanna go where you go
Take me away on the river of love
Just let me roll with the flow
On the river of love

Ooooh yeah, on the river of love
Ooooh yeah, on the river of love
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Fish, tube , canoe, kayak, swim, pan for gold on Mountaintown Creek without ever leaving your Ellijay cabin rental.
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Guests often arrive  in Ellijay with a long list of action-packed plans. But once they settle in on the deck overlooking the beautiful North Georgia Mountains trout stream, doing absolutely nothing but relaxing and enjoying Mountaintown Creek seems to be the best thing to do.

No matter what kind of Georgia mountain vacation you are planning, whether relaxing or energetic, you will discover many activities in the North Georgia Mountains that fit your desires.

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Two Georgia State Parks are just a short drive from the cabin. Visit Amicalola Falls State Park or Fort Mountain State Park in the Cohutta Wilderness just a short drive from Ellijay in the North Georgia Mountains.

Sliding and tubing at Blackberry Falls on the Cartecay River in Ellijay is exciting summer fun!

River Spirit is centrally located to many activities in the North Georgia Mountains.  

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Don't miss a memorable train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway through the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains along the  scenic Toccoa River from Blue Ridge, Georgia to Copperhill, Tennessee.  The North Georgia Mountains train excursions run March  through December for spectacular scenic views through the  beautiful North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains.  In the summer season, the exciting Blue Ridge train ride can be combined with Ocoee River rafting in Tennessee.

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If you are from out-of-state, you will find the Georgia Mountains are a convenient location for Atlanta sightseeing.  Six Flags Over Georgia, Six Flags Whitewater, Stone Mountain, CNN Center, Zoo Atlanta, World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, a Braves, Hawks, Thrashers or Falcons game. All  a drive away.

At River Spirit, wildlife is very abundant and very likely you will view deer, eagles, wild turkeys, otters, beavers, geese, ducks, herons, osprey, kingfishers,, bear and other wildlife in this protected environment.  Please be respectful of their environment.

Coosawattee River Resort amenities include:
 Tubing on the Coosawattee River, Recreation Center, tennis, basketball, Olympic indoor swimming pool, kiddie pool, video arcade room & miniature golf and Teen Center.  

 If you like activities,  tube, and trout fish at the cabin on Mountaintown Creek.  Hike trails around the Coosawattee River Resort or one of the many other nearby trails in the North Georgia Mountains. Rent a boat on Carters Lake or Blue Ridge Lake. Sightsee just about everywhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains (as one naturalist said of North Georgia, 'Scenic touring is about any road you want to travel'), including nearby Amicalola and Ruby Falls, Vogel State Park, Fort Mountain State Park, Amicalola Falls State Park.  Venture around the Coosawattee River Resort and enjoy miniature golf, horseback riding, fishing at a stocked pond, tennis, basketball, indoor and outdoor pools. Canoeing, rafting, kayaking...available of the Cartecay River or try whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River.

The North Georgia Mountains offer a wide variety of activities:
The   Ellijay area offerThe Ellijay ar

Ellijay Attractions

Downtown Ellijay Shopping gifts and antiques

Downtown Blue Ridge Shopping gifts and antiques

Dahlonega Shopping gifts and antiques

Dalton Shopping and antiques

Alpine  Village of  Helen

North Georgia  Premium Outlets in Dawsonville

Mountain Scholar Books

Quigley's Rare Books Dahlonega

Apple Country Station Ellijay

Nostalgic Village Shops Blairsville

Sassafras Studio Woodcarving

Ellijay Restaurants

Pink Pig Restaurant   
Jimmy Carter's favorite when he stays at his Ellijay cabin

Serenity Garden Cafe, Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Restaurants

Colonel Poole's B B Q

Lindsay's Malt Shop

Cross Creek Grille

Victorian House Restaurant

Iron Horse Grill, Copperhill, Tn

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, Blue Ridge

Indigo Market and Catering, Blue Ridge

Cabin Cuisine:  Gourmet food prepared for you by Chef  Douglas at the cabin

Cajun Depot Grill, 706-276-1676
67 Depot St, Ellijay

The Orchard Restaurant, Ellijay, 706-273-2227

Serenity Garden Cafe, Blue Ridge, 706-258-4949

Calico Cupboard Restaurant  706-635-7575
40 River Street, Ellijay

Cantaberry Cuisine 706-636-4663
51 River Street, Ellijay

Catering Creations by Jane Copeland 706-636-3694
174 Shiloh Lane, Ellijay

Charlie's Restaurant 706-698-6332
765 Maddox Dr., East Ellijay

Chili Dog Drive-In Restaurant 706-635-4319
962 Industrial Blvd., Ellijay

Cohutta Lodge & Restaurant 706-695-9601
500 Cochise Trail, Chatsworth

Country Cookin Restaurant 706-276-3720
572 Maddox Dr.,  Ellijay

Davis House Restaurant
96 North Main St., Ellijay

Deli Junction Call: 706-635-5077
96 Craig St., Ellijay

East Towne Grill 706-635-7774
300 Maddox Drive,  East Ellijay

El Rey Mexican Restaurant 706-276-1515
941 Maddox Dr., East Ellijay

Hitching Post  706-276-9924
740 South Main St., Ellijay

Jasper Family Steakhouse 706-692-5879
65 Cove Road, Jasper

KB's BBQ & Rib Company 706-698-4227
63 Talona Spur, Ellijay

Mr P's Takeout Food  706-635-4040
295 North Main Street, Ellijay

Mucho Kaliente Mexican Restaurant 706-636-4192
941 Maddox Dr.,  East Ellijay

Pat-A-Cake Bakery 706-636-3917
1075 Old Hwy 5 South

Pizza King 706-635-6666
200 Old Orchard Square, East Ellijay,

River Street Cafe & Coffee House 706-635-6397
410 Twiggs Drive, Ellijay

Spice of Life Deli & Catering 706-635-3354
147 Maddox Plaza, Ellijay

Sue's Log Cabin (706) 635-5500
2693 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay

Pearson Pond Llamas

Ellijay Wildlife Rehab Sanctuary

Cagle's Dairy

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Aunt Susan's Rescue Zoo

Gorilla Haven

Black Forest Bear Park

Rainbow Nation Animal Sanctuary Dawsonville

Kangaroo  Conservation Center Dawsonville

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Aunt Susan's Rescue Zoo

Burt's Pumpkin Farm and Hay Rides

Warner Park Zoo Chattanooga

Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm

Zoo Atlanta

Southern Tree Plantation Blairsville for pumpkins, petting zoo

Hillcrest Orchards Petting Farm, Bakery, Farm Store

Hillcrest Orchards Farmhouse Museum and Moonshine Museums

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Blue Ridge

Consolidated Gold Mine in Dahlonega

Crisson Gold  Mine   in  Dahlonega 706-864-6363.

Gilmer (Mini) Golf & Games, Ellijay

Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

Swan Drive-In, Blue ridge

John C. Campbell  Folk School

Panning  for  Gold

Kernel Kobís Corn Maze

Enchanted Maize Maze at Rock City

Maize Maze at Cagle's Dairy Farm

Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Joe's Rows Corn Maze, Sautee

The Enchanted Maze, Lookout Mountain

Southern Tree Plantation, Blairsville:  hay rides, animals, pumpkins, Christmas trees

Thunder Road USA

Swimming Holes in Georgia

Mayfield Dairy

George Coleman Planetarium Dahlonega

North Georgia  Astronomical  Observatory

Nora Mill Granary

Babyland General Hospital

Head Balloon Rides Helen

Creative Discovery Museum Chattanooga

Chattanooga Riverboat

Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding

Rock City

Lookout Mountain Incline Railroad

Ruby Falls

Raccoon Mountain Caverns

Chattanooga Choo Choo

Chattanooga Regional History  Museum   

Smelters Grist Mill & Mill Store
400 Ocoee Street
Copperhill, TN, 37317

Appalachian  ATV  Adventures

Bradley's Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees

Centennial Park Atlanta

World of Coca-Cola Atlanta

CNN Studio Tour, Atlanta

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

Young Harris, Hometown of Zell Miller

Brasstown Valley Golf Resort

Butternut Creek Golf Course

Gold Creek Golf Club

Whitepath Golf Club

Adventure Trail Rides at Fort Mountain

Blanch Manor Horseback Riding

Adventure Trail Rides

Fort Mountain Stables

Double D Trail Rides

Mule Top Mountain Outfitters

Swan Center

The Stables at Eagle Mountain at the Coosawattee River Resort

A Step Above Stables, Blairsville

Cohutta Stables Trail Rides

Cornett Horse Ranch

Ocoee Whitewater Center : Home of the 1996 Olympics

River Right Outfitters free Cartecay River access

Eagle Adventures

Wildwater Rafting, LTD.

Aska Trails : hiking and mountain biking trails

Ocoee Adventure Center Whitewater Rafting

Ocoee Rafting Inc for Whitewater Rafting

Southeastern Expeditions

Ocoee Outdoors

Canoe, Kayak, Tube Trips, Chestatee and Etowah Rivers

Endless River Adventures

Adventures Unlimited

 Mountain Biking

Aska Trails : hiking and mountain biking trails

Mountain Mopeds, 2218 Hwy. 52 East, Ellijay, 706-889-2265

Georgia Apple Festival

APPALACHIAN SAMPLER FESTIVALS held (rain or shine) in Ellijay, Georgia on the third weekend monthly April  - September.

Apple Pickin' Jubilee

Gilmer County Festivals

Dahlonega Festivals and Events

Blue Ridge Georgia Festivals

Amicalola Falls State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Fort Mountain State Park

Fort  Mountain Trails

Vogel State Park

Lookout Mountain

Brasstown Bald

Pigeon Mountain

Blood Mountain

Rich Mountains Wilderness

Cohutta Wilderness

Big Frog  Wilderness

North Georgia Waterfalls

Fannin County Waterfalls

Anna Ruby Falls

More Waterfalls


Waterfalls and Hikes near Ocoee River

Waterfalls Walks and Drives by Mark Morrison

North Georgia Waterfalls  by J. D. Anthony

Hiking Trails

Ellijay Hiking Trails


The Hiking Companion - Everything You'll Ever Need To Know
About Hiking  All In One Place!

Aska Trails : hiking and mountain biking trails

Cohutta Wilderness Hiking and Access

Benton McKaye Trail

Swinging Bridge on Benton McKaye Trail

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest

Llama Hikes Crystal River Ranch

Llama Trails

Georgia Winery Highway

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Habersham Winery and Vineyards

Frogtown Winery

Crane Creek Vineyards

Three Sisters Vineyards

Wolf Mountain Winery and Vineyards

Georgia Winery

Blackstock Vineyards

Split Rail Vineyard
745 West Ave., Cartersville, GA 30120
Phone: (770) 382-3830

New Echota Historical Site

Chief Vann Historic House

Praters Mill

Tunnel Hill

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Kennesaw Mountain National  Battlefield Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Georgia Blue and  Gray Trail

Trail of Tears

Chieftain's Trails

North Georgia History

Revisit WWII Currahee Mountain Paratrooper Camp
and associated sites

Funk Heritage Center

Hillcrest Orchards Farmhouse Museum and Moonshine Museums

Appalachian Settler's Museum

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Crimson Moon Dahlonega

Reach of Song Cumming

Mountain Music and Medicine Show

Georgia Mountains Fair Hiawassee

Georgia Mountains Fair Schedule of Stars

The Rogers Gallery of Contemporary Indian Art

Funky Chicken Art Project

Blue Ridge Glass Works

Blueberry Creek Art Studios

Substantial Lion Glass Studio

Old Rock School Center for the Arts

H & L Trout Pond
Maple Grove Road off Hwy. 515
Blue Ridge

Bramlett's Trout Farm
Skeenah Gap Road
Blue Ridge

Gooch's Trout Ranch
24321 Morganton Highway
Blue Ridge

Surprise Valley Trout Farm
Surprise Valley Road
Blue Ridge

 Fish Hatcheries

Chattahoochee Forest Fish Hatchery
Tours available. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-4:00, Sat-Sun 8:00-3:30.
 Phone: 706-838-4723

Cohutta National Fish Hatchery
Off Hwy. 71 (12 miles north of Dalton)
Features 10 tanks displaying the warm-water species raised by the hatchery. Fishing available for a fee.

Aaron's Apple House - 355 Aaron Road, Ellijay. 706-273-3180

B.J. Reece Apple House - 9131 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay. 706-276-3048.

Hillcrest Orchards - 9696 Highway 52 East, Ellijay. 706-273-3838.

Red Apple Barn - 3379 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay. 706-635-5898.

Mercier Orchards , Bakery and Gift Store, Blue Ridge

Country Apples/Country Hearth  706-276-6541

Panorama Orchards 706-276-3813

R&A Orchards  5505 Highway 52 East Ellijay 706-273-3821 or 706-273-2639

Mountain View Orchards 2984 Mobile Road, Mc Caysville  

Oak Hill Orchards 4986 Highway 52 East, Ellijay  706-273-3644

Little Bend Orchards 3385 Tails Creek Road, Ellijay

Mack Aaron Apple House Ellijay 706-273-3600

Whisenant Mountain Farm 318 Gates Chapel Rd Ellijay  

Lowery's Tree Farm  499 Old Pleasant Valley Rd. Talking Rock

Jones Tree Farm Ellijay 706- 276-436

Black Mountain Forest Dahlonega

Jack's Tree Farms (770) 692-3261  770-894-1985

Stovall Mill Bridge

Euharlee Creek Covered Bridge

Georgia Covered Bridges

Poole's Mill Bridge


Mountain Adventure  Off-Road Jeep Tours  
828- 494-7031 or 828-421-0747

Indian Names for locations in Georgia Mountains

Georgia Birding Hot Spots

Birding in Georgia

Cohutta Loop Scenic Drive

Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway

Russell-Brasstown Scenic  Byway

Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway directions

Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway

Ocoee Scenic Byway

Fall leaf colors driving tours

Butterflies of Georgia

Frogs and Toads of Georgia

Georgia Wildlife Web

Wildlife Viewing: Sherpa Guides

Wildflowers of the Southern Appalachians

Georgia Wildflowers

George Coleman Planetarium Dahlonega

North Georgia  Astronomical  Observatory

Puckett Observatory

Meteor Shower Schedule:

Date of Peak
Moon Phase
January 3
Evening crescent
April 22
Morning crescent
Eta Aquarids
May 6
Past first quarter
Delta Aquarids
July 28
Evening crescent
August 12
Almost full
October 21
New Moon
November 17
New Moon
December 14
Morning crescent

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