- Sorghum Festival
- Brasstown Bald
- Lake Nottely
- Vogel State Park
- Butternut Creek Golf Course
Blairsville is a
beautiful town located next to the Chattahoochee
National Forest and near two lakes all nestled in The Blue
Ridge Mountains in Union County. This means plenty of nearby
things to do like hiking, rafting, camping, boating and just relaxing.
Fall in October, the Blairsville Jaycees sponsor the Sorghum
Festival. Admission is free. Some of the best
Sorghum Syrup is made in Union county and Blairsville.
Try it on fresh, homemade biscuits. Celebrate the harvest
at the Sorghum Festival by enjoying the parade, live music,
antique car show and festivities. Enjoy events such as the
Biskit Eatin' Contest, Pole Climbin', Baccur Spittin', Log
Sawin', and Horseshoe Throwin'. You will have
fun celebrating syrup, of all things.
Bald is just east of Blairsville and is the highest mountain
peak in Georgia at 4,784 feet. On a clear day, you can see
some of the tallest buildings of Atlanta. You can drive to
the top or climb it by foot.
Lake Nottely is near Blairsville. A pristine lake
where 70% of the land around it is undeveloped and owned by the
US Forest Service. A terrific lake for wildlife, water sports,
camping and fishing.
Vogel State Park is 15 minutes from Blairsville and is a
beautiful park surrounding Lake Trahlyta with wonderful hiking
trails, fishing, paddle boating, 35 cabins and 103 campsites
(most with electrical connections). In September enjoy the
all-day Mountain Music Festival.
Lastly, if you enjoy golf, Blairsville has a public golf course
on a mountainside called Butternut Creek Golf Course.
It has 18 holes and is located in the city limits.