A destination as varied as its seasons, Blairsville-Union County offers fun for everyone.
Our historic downtown and friendly people are famous for southern hospitality and warm welcomes.
Explore Blairsville-Union County through a variety of outdoor activities: golf, hiking, horseback riding, to name a few. Students of the past immerse themselves in days gone by with visits to historical attractions and Blairsville's History Trail.
Golf & Golf Alternatives
Tee off at one of Blairsville-Union County’s fine golf courses, all of which make our mountains and streams the stars of the course.
Butternut Creek Golf Course is conveniently in downtown Blairsville and is owned and operated by the Union County Recreation Department. This beautiful course features 18-holes with rolling slopes, water challenges and fantastic views! Sitting just below Ivy Log Mountain, you can play each unique hole and enjoy the stunning scenes.
In lovely Young Harris, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa features a beautifully maintained 18-hole golf course designed by Denis Griffiths. The golf course winds through wildlife preserves, ponds and streams framed in by the mountains. With five sets of tees, all skill levels can enjoy a layout that is maintained to high standards.
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Old Union presents a true adventure in golf. The valley layout, with a distinctive links feel, can be thoroughly enjoyed by beginners to professionals. Beauty, serenity and challenge make the Old Union experience so memorable folks find themselves returning again and again.
Union County is home to a myriad of the most magnificent trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Warning: From the novice to the seasoned expert, our hikes often become addictive. Of course, we're most famous for the start of the Appalachian Trail (AT), and you can check that and other trails out at the links below.
Hike on the legendary Appalachian Trail via the historic Walasi-Yi Center at Neels Gap. Fun Fact: It's the only place where the 2,189- mile-long trail passes through a man-made structure.
- Bear Hair Gap Trail
- Benton MacKaye Trail
- Brasstown Bald Trail
- Byron Herbert Reece Access Trail
- Cooper Creek Trail
- Coosa Backcountry Trail
- Dockery Lake Trail
- Eyes on Wildlife Trail
- Helton Creek Falls
- Jarrard Gap Trail
- Lake Winfield Scott
- Logan Turnpike Trail
- Meeks Park Trails
- Mill Shoals Trail
- Slaughter Creek Trail
- Sosebee Cove Trail
- Wagon Train Trail
- Yellow Mountain Trail
Outdoor Outfitters and Guide Services
4482 Town Creek School Rd., Blairsville, GA
100 D Butternut Crossing, Blairsville, GA
1737 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA
12471 Gainesville Hwy., Blairsville, GA
There is nothing like exploring Blairsville-Union County’s trails on horseback.
Choose from several local riding stables where you'll experience the mountains up close and personal on the back of a gentle, well-loved horse.
Originally home to Native Americans, Union County attracted many white settlers when gold was discovered in Georgia’s mountains in the 1820s. Those who love history will discover plenty of things to see and do in Blairsville-Union County.
Union County History Trail
Explore 17 locations identified as 50 years or older throughout Blairsville-Union County. Stopping points include historic landmarks, local businesses, attractions and interesting museums. Whether you explore only a couple or choose to experience each stop, you will be enamored by the culture and history of Blairsville-Union County at each destination.
Follow the North Georgia Farm Trail as it meanders through Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, and Hiawassee towns and countryside. Sample the harvest of the Georgia mountains. Farm stores and stands, orchards and u-pick, vineyards and wineries, farm to table dining, corn mazes, horseback riding, and more will make your trip a feast for the taste buds and the eyes from beginning to end.
Experience the ride of your life in Blairsville-Union County. Home to several of the North Georgia mountain's top rides, motorcyclists take in beautiful waterfalls, fall foliage, breathtaking mountain views and sample some sensational BBQ along the way.