We are in the thick of Autumn and the trees are really showing off here in Blairsville-Union County! Whether you prefer to hike, bike, or drive, there are some pretty amazing opportunities to come on up and bask in the brilliant fall color. For those who love get out and explore the outdoors, the trails and views around Brasstown Bald, Vogel State Park, and Blood Mountain offer and up-close-and-personal experiences with the natural beauty of our area. However, if you prefer a leisurely drive through the mountains, here are a few of the best routes for enjoying the seasonal scenery…

  • Vogel State Park to Suches via GA-180
  • Vogel State Park to Neel’s Gap via US 19/129
  • Neel’s Gap to Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway via US 19/129 and GA-180
  • Richard B. Russell Scenic Byway to Brasstown Bald
  • Brasstown Bald to Track Rock Gap

For a very detailed account of these routes and some of the history of the sites nearby, check out this great comprehensive guide from The Blue Ridge Highlander. For more details on things to do here in Blairsville-Union County like outdoor activities, festivals, and other events, call the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce at 706-745-5789 or visit our Autumn Activities page.