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Your perfect mountain getaway is Blairsville-Union County! Hike Georgia’s highest peak, Brasstown Bald. Relax at Vogel State Park, one of Georgia’s most beloved. Make a splash in Lake Nottely. Explore our waterfalls. Enjoy our quaint downtown shopping and dining district. And plan to attend one of our many festivals held throughout the year! (more…)
... You’ll be Captivated By it’s Charms Blairsville Georgia has the energy of con-temporary life combined with traditions of the history of the Appalachian Mountains. Every year people travel to visit this quaint little town and are captivated by it’s charming downtown city and friendly hometown hospitality. Visitors are immediately drawn to the Courthouse, located in the center of a traffic circle built in 1899. Although the original clock tower has been removed it is still visible on display with a Museum open to the public. The Union County Historical Society has nightly bell music from the tower and [...]
If you're looking for remote beauty in the National Forest; just over the North Georgia border, you will find Fires Creek Recreation Area, nestled in the quiet wilderness of Clay County, N.C. Sheltered in abundant flora and fauna are dozens of springs that unite to create Fires Creek and Leatherwood Falls that flow into the Hiwassee River. Fires Creek Rim Trail is 23.4-mile hiking and horseback riding trail within Nantahala National Forest that travels around the rim of Fires Creek Wildlife Management Area and is an ideal location for picnicking, swimming, horseback riding, and trout fishing. It offers several side [...]
Rated as one of America’s 20 Best State Parks by Adventure Journal and one of Georgia’s seven wonders, Tallulah Gorge draws admirers as one of the most breathtaking sites. The Niagara Falls of the Southeast is a 1,000-foot gash in Tallulah Dome that drops the Tallulah River over six waterfalls in one mile. Mountain biking and hiking are popular here, as well as some serious multipitch rock climbing. But the real deal here is boating, rafting and kayaking the Tallulah when the upstream Georgia Power Company opens its dam, a few times a year. Tallulah Gorge State Park has [...]
Becky Branch Falls This 20-foot cascade is located just five minutes from downtown Clayton and is easily accessible. Clayton/Rabun County Area: From Clayton, drive east on Warwoman Road for 2.8 miles and park on the left side of the road. Walk up the right side of the branch on the trail for about 200 yards to a bridge at the base of the falls. Estatoah Falls Estatoah Falls is a large, open waterfall that may be viewed from the highway. Directions: It is about 1/2 mile beyond Dillard. Turn right on Highlands/Sky Valley Road (GA 246). Start looking for the [...]
Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area is the location of a series of soapstone boulders covered with petroglyphs made by Native Americans over 1,000 years ago. There are hundreds of carvings in a wide range of figures. It’s one of the most significant rock art sites in the Southeastern United States. Track Rock was a place of power within the sacred landscape of the American Indian Nations where the activities of ancient humans were influenced by spirit beings. It sits at the threshold of the spirit world. Rocks carved with footprints and tracks signified a doorway into the domain of dangerous [...]