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Blairsville
 
in the North Georgia Mountains of Appalachia

Highlights:

  • 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.

Every 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.

Brasstown 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.

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