Community Spotlight: Blairsville, GA

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, Blairsville, Georgia is a hidden gem that offers a perfect blend of scenic beauty, outdoor adventures, and small-town charm. With its picturesque landscapes, historic sites, and a welcoming community, Blairsville has become a sought-after destination for travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat, Blairsville has something to offer for every type of traveler. One of Blairsville’s main draws is its stunning natural landscapes. The town is surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest, which boasts an array of hiking trails, waterfalls, and breathtaking viewpoints. The Blood Mountain Wilderness Area, part of the Appalachian Trail, offers challenging hikes that reward hikers with panoramic vistas at the summit. For a more leisurely experience, the Vogel State Park provides serene lakeside picnicking, fishing, and boating opportunities, perfect for a relaxed afternoon with family and friends. See the clear blue waters of Trahlyta Lake as you follow walking trails around it and view Trahlyta Waterfalls. Union County holds an awe-inspiring natural beauty of cascading waterfalls, hiking and biking trails, city parks and nature preserves. Many visitors enjoy the rushing cascades of Helton Creek Falls which has a vertical drop more than 100 feet. The trail accesses lower + upper falls and visitors are advised to use caution on slippery rocks. The trail to the falls are located off Hwy. 129/19 South. Other Recreational areas include, Lake Winfield Scott located off Hwy. 180. Take a walk on the trail that is just under a mile around the lake where you see wildflowers and beautiful mountain scenery. The Dockery Lake Recreation Area off Hwy. 60 is below Suches in the Woody Gap area offers a 0.6 mile handicapped accessible trail with views and alternative to more difficult hikes. If your looking for remote hiking with numerous trails the Coopers Creek Scenic Wildlife Management area is located between Hwy. 60 & 180. Meeks Park located off Hwy. 515 has many recreational opportunities and is the home to many of Blairsville’s Festivals and Events. The Butternut Creek and Nottely River run through the park making for scenic picnic spots. Families enjoy the trail of Butternut Creek Loop that runs 0.7 miles near water and inclines in the park. In addition to walking trails, there is a playground, tennis courts, batting cages, disc golf, skateboard park and plenty of tables, benches and swings for relaxing under the magnificent shady oaks. If you enjoy golf Union County offers two courses that includes Butternut Creek Golf that is perched upon a hilltop, by the Union County Community Center offering dining and visitor information. Old Union Golf Course is located off Hwy. 129 N. offers a valley layout, with a distinctive links feel that can be thoroughly enjoyed by beginners to professionals. The picturesque Nottely River is a favorite among anglers, offering an abundance of trout and bass. The [...]