Area Attractions

Blairsville, Georgia and Union County are best known for the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian Trail.  Blairsville is located in Union County which is on the the three northeast Georgia counties completely within the Chattahoochee National Forest.  Blairsville is located about 112 miles northeast of Atlanta, and is easily accessed by road or airport.  The climate consists of four very distinct and enjoyable seasons.  Altitudes range from 1600 feet to 4,784 feet about sea level.

Appalachian Trail

A wilderness footpath that winds over 2,100 miles along the crest of the Appalachian mountains. It runs through fourteen states offering unlimited hiking adventures of exceptional challenge and variety.

Brasstown Bald

Spectacular 360 degree vista of four states atop North Georgia’s highest elevation at 4,784 feet above sea level. Visitor Information center offers slide presentations and exhibits.
Call (706) 896-2556 for more information. 

Dukes Creek Falls

A beautiful waterfall that drops about 150 feet down a sheer granite canyon into Dukes Creeks. This area offers a slippery rock waterslide, gold panning and a observation deck from the parking area.

Georgia Mountain Fair

Georgia’s most unique fair runs from August 5 to August 16, 1998. The fair includes a Midway, Crafts, Exhibits, Beauty Contest, Daily Pig Races, Pioneer Village and “Old Ways” demonstrations. “Showplace of the mountains” Georgia Mountain Fair, Inc. presents a wonderful line up of Premier Country Stars in concert from May through October.

Call (706) 896-4191 for more information.

Helton Creek Falls

Beautiful double falls set in a deep hardwood forest with a combined vertical drop of about 100 feet. A 300 yard trail leads to the falls. Rocks are deceptively slippery; please exercise caution.

Lake Nottely

A 4180 acre body of water with 106 miles of shoreline. Boating, fishing, picnicking and camping are all available. There are two marinas and several public boat ramps along the lake. 

Lake Winfield Scott

A clear 18 acre lake high in the mountains with boating, fishing, camping, picnicking, swimming and hiking. Covered pavilion and bath house near swimming area. 

Richard Russell Scenic Highway

14.1 miles of scenic mountain drives, overlooks; crosses the Appalachian Trail. Elevations range from 2040 feet to 3644 feet. Direct route from Blairsville to Helen Georgia

Trackrock Archaeological Area

52 acre area with preserved petroglyph of ancient Indian origin. Carvings resemble animal and bird tracks, crosses, circles and human footprints. Historical markers locate the area.

Track Rock Stables

Offering one and two hour rides 7 days a week, year round. Ride through 250 acres, view lush colorful foliage as well as wild turkey, deer and many other types of wild life.

Call 800-826-0073 for more information