Come See Why It’s So Easy to Fall in Love with Blairsville-Union County!
With lots of outdoor fun, delightful attractions and festivals held throughout the year, Blairsville and Suches offer something for everyone. For example, four distinct seasons bring beautiful pastels to Spring, verdant greens to Summer, blazing reds and yellows to Autumn, and snowy white to Winter.
Located deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest amidst North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, visitors enjoy hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and more! Eight waterfalls, including the twin cascades at Helton Creek Falls, and warm weather watersports on pristine Lake Winfield Scott and Lake Nottely, are favorites of guests and locals alike. There’s also the 20-acre lake and swimming beach at one of Georgia’s most beloved summer getaways, Vogel State Park.
Besides water fun, Blairsville has plenty of attractions on land, too: the Old Courthouse Museum with its 1899 Romanesque revival-style courthouse, internationally renowned Margarita Morgan Miniature Collection and Native American artifacts; and the historic Walasi-Yi Center atop Blood Mountain, the only place where the 2,175-mile-long Appalachian Trail passes through a man-made structure and home of the “museum of old soles.”
Blairsville has lots of artisan galleries and arts-and-crafts shopping, including quirky antique and general stores, a mill where you can buy stone-ground grits and two alpaca farms that feature one-of-a-kind jewelry and alpaca products. You’ll also find two pampering spas, a land of pure enchantment at Sleepy Hollow and a charmer of a restaurant scene that includes coffee bars, scratch-cooking cafés and the place all the locals know: The Sawmill Place, home of the mouthwatering 32-ingredient Morning Glory muffin.
This family-friendly burg hosts nearly two dozen festivals and events each year, including favorites like the Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games in June and the annual Sorghum Festival in October. And there are deluxe cabin accommodations with room for everyone – not to mention hot tubs, fireplaces, board games, even game rooms – tucked all over the county and with stunning views of woods and water.
There's a whole mountain of adventure waiting for you in Blairsville-Union County! Located just a short drive north from Atlanta, it's your base camp for adventure in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. Here, you'll find Georgia's highest point, Brasstown Bald, as well as stunning...