• 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.