TOP 6 Reasons To Head For The Hills of Blairsville-Union County
Just because overseas travel is still limited does not mean your vacation should be boring. Head for the hills where the night skies are saturated with cotton candy sunsets, and the days are filled with views from Georgia's highest peak or boat rides from quiet cove to quiet cove in the emerald waters of Lake Nottely. Foodies will love the farm-to-table local options like beet sliders and pasture raised beef, and if you crave a sip or two, you'll love sampling local vintages and distilled moonshine. Kayaking rivers, For the animal lover, domestic and wildlife encounters abound as deer wander through the yards of our area vacation rentals and visits with goats and alpacas are easily scheduled. From Kayaking to photographing waterfalls, to golfing or a day spent liesurely shopping our historic downtown, Blairsville-Union County is much more than a destination, it is a tradition your family will treasure for generations to come. Here are our Top 6 Reasons to Head For The Hills.
1. VOGEL STATE PARKOne of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel sits at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. A haven for hikers, the park’s 22-acre Lake Trahlyta is open to non-motorized boats or visitors can hike trails shorter than a mile and up to 13 mile. During summer, vacationers can cool off at the mountain view beach or visit Wolf Creek waterfall that spills from the lake, also known as Lake Trahlyta Lake Falls. Bring Frodo; on leash pets are welcome on the trails! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE2. BRASSTOWN BALDEnjoy breathtaking sights at 4,784 feet above sea level atop Georgia’s tallest peak, Brasstown Bald. The Brasstown Bald Visitor’s Center and Observation Deck, open May through November, offers 360-degree views of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and beyond. On a clear day, you can see four states without a telescope! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE3. LAKES AND PARKSBlairsville-Union County is one of the best possible places to get out and enjoy nature at its finest and most pristine. Whether paddling across Lake Trahlyta, fishing at Lake Winfield Scott, hiking the trails at Meeks Park, or riding a pontoon boat across Lake Nottely, you will find Blairsville-Union County to be the place where adventures are made. Love frisbee golf? Meeks Park Senior Citizens side offers your four-legged friends the chance to run or even swim as well as a complete 18 hole frisbee golf course. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LAKES CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PARKS4. GOLF IN THE HEART OF APPALACHIATee off at one of Blairsville-Union County’s fine golf courses--Butternut Creek, Old Union, or Brasstown Valley--each of which feature our mountains and streams as the real holes in one! Rolling slopes, water challenges, and the the Blue Ridge Mountains are additional highlights. Butternut Creek boasts The View Grill for dining and a cool drink post game. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE5. FOOD FOR EVERY TASTEBUDFrom old-style southern comfort food to farm-to-table trends, from upscale Italian to the fiesta fun of a taqueria, and from farm-raised steaks and fresh delivered seafood, you will find food to satisfy every palete. What makes Blairsville special is not only the broad range of dining options; when you eat here, you don't wait for hours in line. That's a win for every tastebud in your hungry mouth! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE6. LODGING FOR EVERY TRAVEL STYLESome come to the mountains for tip-top long-range views and vistas while lounging in a hot-tub on the deck. Others come for rustic getaways tucked back at the end of a quiet country road. Still others have a hankering for southern hospitality, high-thread count bedding, and luxurious spa treatments. No matter what you're preference, you will find it here. The best part? Blairsville is more affordable than most small towns while still offering the amenities you desire. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE