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 Vogel State Park
Blairsville-Union County ...
Discover the
Outdoors
There’s a whole mountain of
adventure waiting for you in LBlairsville–Union County!
ocated just a short drive north from Atlanta, Blairsville-
Union County is your base camp for adventure in the heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Here, you’ll find Georgia’s highest point, Brasstown Bald, as well as stunning waterfalls, pristine mountain lakes, and enough festivals, fairs and cultural attractions to keep you busy for a “month of Sundays”!
The famed Appalachian Trail winds through on its 2,192-mile journey to Maine, and visitors can explore one of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved parks, Vogel State Park. Clear-blue lakes are ringed by soaring mountains, and cascading waterfalls are always just a short hike away. Grab a kayak, canoe or paddleboard and head out on Lake Trahlyta, Lake Winfield Scott or the Nottely River. Or, rent a comfy pontoon boat for a day on the water at Lake Nottely.
Lake Nottely
In the southern corner of the county, the small town of Suches is reached by curvy mountain roads, perfect for cruising. Here in “The Valley Above the Clouds,” you can hike a variety of trails, camp in an old-growth forest or cast for trout below the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery.
Back in town, you’ll find Blairsville bustling with amazing food, great boutiques and antique stores, his- toric sites and much more. Fairs and festivals seem to happen at the drop of a hat, so be prepared to have some fun — whether it’s
bellying up to the table for
a biscuit-eatin’ contest at
the annual Sorghum Fes-
tival or “tossing the caber”
at the Scottish Festival &
Highland Games.
Greater
From fine art to folk
art, country to classical,
you’ll also find that Union
County is no cultural
backwater. Our area boasts a strong creative commu- nity with wonderful artisans, galleries, exhibits, theater arts and musical offerings.
And you’ll see that we take recreation seriously here. The ultimate green space, Meeks Park is our version of Central Park, with miles of trails and meandering riv- ers. It has everything from a pool and kid’s “splash pad” to an 18-hole disc golf course, skateboard park and baseball fields. It’s also the perfect place to watch the annual 4th of July fireworks or enjoy an art festival.
Butternut Creek Golf Course
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