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    Georgia’s #1 Outdoor Destination 

    Mother Nature reigns supreme in the beautiful mountain towns of Blairsville and Suches. Delight in the explosion of autumn leaf color in the mountains or cuddle up in a cozy cabin during the winter. Outdoor lovers will hike endless trails; see breathtaking views atop Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest elevation; visit rushing waterfalls and relax on serene Lake Nottely. Enjoy horseback riding, golfing, and antiquing year round or plan your trip around one of many unique festivals. #BelieveIt 

    Blairsville and Union County, Georgia: Full of festivals and fun, waterfalls, mountains, syrup, and sweet memories

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    The Perfect Mountain Escape

    Nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Blairsville - Union County is an oasis for every outdoor activity imaginable and Georgia’s number one outdoor destination! This Georgia gem is uncrowded, serene and overwhelmingly picturesque. From its high peaks to its green valleys to its verdant forests to its bubbling creeks and streams, Blairsville acts as a lightning rod for those who want an escape. Hike, bike or cycle your way to some of Georgia’s most beautiful landmarks, like Brasstown Bald, over 80 miles of the Appalachian Trail and the only portion that passes through a man-made structure, and Vogel State Park.

    Make a splash Water lovers rejoice with lakes, creeks, rivers and waterfalls all in Blairsville-Union County. Enjoy motorized water sports on Lake Nottely, kayak and canoe on Lake Trahlyta, Lake Winfield Scott or Nottley River, or hike to one of our beautiful waterfalls, like Helton Creek Falls or Wolf Creek Falls.

    Family Fun all year longBlairsville-Union County welcomes you for family fun all year long. Explore the mountains and enjoy one of our many festivals held throughout the year. Whether you want to explore your Scottish heritage, taste some sorghum syrup or revel in the arts and crafts from our mountain heritage, each festival offers something unique for the whole family. Grab a hot dog and some cotton candy and enjoy one of the thirteen festivals held in Union County each year. From Sorghum to the Scottish highlands and mountain heritage, each festival offers something unique for the whole family.