Spring - Nature Itinerary

Hike the Appalachian Trail 

12471 Gainesville Highway / 706-745-6095 
Union County is home to the only covered portion of the Appalachian Trail. Hike the AT to the peak of Blood Mountain or choose one of many other connecting trails. 

See Waterfalls 

Pick up a waterfalls guide in the Welcome Center and experience the beauty of many local falls. Helton Creek Falls (Helton Falls Road) and Wolf Creek Falls (Vogel State Park) are two of our favorites! 

Visit Brasstown Bald

Georgia Highway 180 / 706-896-2556 
Take a trip to Georgia’s highest peak, and witness the magnificence of the panoramic view of four states.

Visit Vogel State Park

405 Vogel State Park Road / 706-745-2628 
Vogel State Park offers fishing, hiking, and paddle boats. Rent one of the pavilions and enjoy swimming at the lake! 

Enjoy a Round of Disc Golf

Meeks Avenue / 706-439-6037 
Disc golf, aka Frisbee golf, is a fun, new way to enjoy the outdoors. Check out our 18 hole course at Meeks Park. 

Take a Ride on Horseback 

Get back to nature and explore the countryside on horseback. Stables cater to riders of all ages and levels. 

Seasonal Tip: Mountain laurel and rhododendron are budding in April and in full-bloom by mid-late May. Tiny but hardy flowers pop up all over the forest floor. Spring evenings are often cool enough to truly enjoy the outdoors! 
Festival Fun: The Mountain Home Show, showcasing the latest styles and trends in mountain home living, is in April; the Spring Arts & Crafts Festival is in May; and the annual Memorial Day Parade takes place Memorial Day weekend in downtown Blairsville.