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Ellijay Georgia Cabin - Georgia Mountains



North Georgia features many animal attractions where you can get up close with and experience North Georgia Mountains wildlife, some exotic animals, Australian kangaroos and domestic animals.  Fun and education for the entire family!

 Farms, Animals

Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville is the largest kangaroo farm outside of Australia.  The Kangaroo Farm is a definite must-see if you can't get to Australia. Guided tours include riding on the Kangaranger truck and the wild Australia show.  Call for reservations and details.  
Guided tours from spring until fall
 The Kangaroo Conservation Center is Georgia's Aussie Adventure. Visit and view the largest kangaroo collection outside of Australia. Located in Dawsonville, GA.  Resevations are necessary to avoid disappointment.  Children must be 8 years old.  Kangaroo Center is located near Amicalola Falls.  The Kangaroo Conservation Center features an 87 acre preserve which is home to  the largest collection of kangaroos outside of Australia. The Kangaroo Conservation center  is also the home to a large collection of kookaburras, wild burros, and a Dik-dik. 1 1/2 hr tours.  222 Bailey Waters Rd, Dawsonville, GA  706-265-6100

Tanglewood Farm is a wild west town features over 100 miniature farm animals which include sheep, horses, donkeys, alpacas and a buffalo. 770-667-6464

A very unique petting zoo where the children can get close to the tame and gentle farm animals to pet them. Includes Hillcrest Orchards Farmhouse Museum and Moonshine Museums

Ellijay GA
Riseland Llama Farm offers farm tours on an appointment basis. Their goal is to introduce llamas to you and educate the public about llamas. Groups of 1 to 60 are welcome. Each tour is customized to your group's personal needs and desires. Come on by, relax and get to know a llama not to mention they will provide all the free llamas kisses you desire.

Sugar Creek Farm is the home of a growing herd of Suri Alpacas. Not only can you see the Alpacas, but you can touch and pet all the animals. 1050 Cox Road
Blue Ridge, GA

Hickory Flat, GA
Your actual tour at Cagle's Dairy (about 1-1/2 hours) will be divided into several stages, beginning with a hay ride and herding demonstration by Ben Cagle's award-winning Border Collies. You will see baby calves being bottle fed, and get an up close view of milking a real cow. Then you will  tour  the dairy processing facility. Children will learn how milk gets from the cow to the grocery store! Tour  includes a free 1/2 pint of plain or chocolate milk.  Tour times and dates vary so be sure to check and make reservations.

Calhoun, GA
Aunt Susan's Rescue Zoo is more than just a petting zoo! This is a shelter and hospital for any and all unwanted or injured animals from all types.

Morganton, GA
Although not open to the public, please visit the Gorilla Haven websiteto find out about gorilla conservation and the great work that is being done in the North Georgia Mountains.

The Black Forest Bear Park is a educational family exhibit located in the North Georgia  Mountains in Helen The Black Forest Bear Park hosts a bear exhibit, snake exhibit and the largest gift shop in Helen. Visitors may buy food trays that consist of sliced apples, lettuce and bread to feed their bears.

Dahlonega, GA
A safari-like adventure can be experienced at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega viewing lions, tigers, bears, leopards and chimpanzees.  The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega contains more than 450 animals native to the Americas, Africa, Australia and Asia.  The wildlife preserve is a nonprofit organization and relies on donation and admission fees to fund its nonprofit operations.

Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville has an impressive display of pumpkins every fall.  Hay rides begin in September.  Open September 1-November 15.  Burt's Pumpkin Farm is located near the entrance to Amicalola Falls State Park.

Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm
The Shields-Ethridge Farm in Jefferson, Georgia is an outdoor historical museum.
The Farm is open to the public (by appointment) and has tours that highlight  the Farm's historic buildings, including a cotton gin, blacksmith shop, fully-stocked commissary, wheat house, grist mill, and restored schoolhouse. All of these historic, agricultural buildings lie in their original location in 150 acres of historical farmland originally established in 1800.

Little River Farms and Petting Farm
669 Nickelsville Road
Highway 136
P.O. Box 1141
Resaca, GA 30735
Phone 706-629-9688 or 706-625-8140
The Petting Farm provides a unique experience for visitors of all ages, and a wide variety of animals that are always ready for up close and personal contact. Goats, miniature horses, donkeys, birds, sheep,pigeons, ferrets, talking birds, bearded dragons,chickens, hedgehogs, pheasants, turkeys and peacocks. Also features a fall corn maze and a Christmas corn maze, pony rides and a Living Nativity.

Zoo Atlanta is an easy drive from Ellijay.  You will have a rare opportunity to see the pandas and especially the baby panda.  Pandas are only viewed in 3 zoos in the United States:  Washington, DC, San Diego Zoo and Zoo Atlanta.  

pumpkins, petting zoo, Christmas trees
Southern Tree Plantation Blairsville
Southern Tree Plantation feastures hay rides, pony rides, maze, petting zoo and so much more fun activities for kids

Little River Farms and Petting Zoo
669 Nickelsville Road
Highway 136
Resaca, GA
Phone 706-629-9688 or 706-625-8140

Berry Patch Farms. 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock. Seven miles east of downtown Woodstock from I-575 at Exit 8. Blueberry Picking in season  770-926-0561, www.berrypatchfarms.net

Amicalola Deer Park
Amicalola Deer Park, a nonprofit wildlife preserve on the way to Amicalola Falls, is the  is the perfect place to view and get up close to the deer.
Amicalola Deer Park
Amicalola Deer Park is a great place to have fun, to take a hike and to enjoy viewing the beautiful deer.  When you visit Amicalola Deer Park, you are helping to create a place of sanctuary and help because all donations are used to rehabilitate injured, neglected and abused aniimals.  Located on Highway 52 on your way to Amicalola Falls, Dahlonega Square and Burts Pumpkin Farm. Map
Amicalola Deer Park
Haunted Hayride
Featuring The Headless Horseman
Oct. 20, 27, 31

Oct. 13,-14, Gates open 10AM-6PM
 Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving, Food and Live Music

Oct. 20, 21, Gates Open 10AM-9PM
 Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving, Food, Haunted Hayride and the Headless Horseman

Oct. 27, Gates Open 10AM-9PM
Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving, Haunted Hayride, The Headless Horseman and Food

Oct. 28, Gates Open 10AM-6PM
Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving and Food

Oct. 31, Gates Open 10AM-9PM
Heyrides, Haunted Hayrides, Pumpkin Carving, Food, The Headless Horseman and Trick or Treat
Tours, Hayrides and Food all day each day
Adults $5.00
Children and Seniors $3.00


 Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville, not quite in Dahlonega but just a few miles from Dahlonega and Amicalola Falls, has the largest mob (a group of kangaroos is acutally called a mob)  of approximately 300 kangaroos of 8 species outside of Australia. Your educational Aussie Outback experience will be lead by trained professionals. Learn about and try to throw a boomerang, see the new blue-winged kokaburra aviary, The Kangaroo Conservation Center has the only blue-winged kokaburras on exhibit in North America since blue-winged kokaburras do not breed well in captivity.  The Kangaroo Conservation Center has been successful in breeding them.  Enjoy tour of a genuine kangaroo habitat in North Georgia.  Advance reservations are necessary to avoid disappointment.  Children must be over 5 years old to visit the kangaroo center.

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