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Welcome to Union County!

Blairsville, the county seat of Union county Georgia, has something for everyone and each season you will find something new! Here you will find a town filled with southern hospitality and breathtaking landscape! Blairsville is an idyllic setting to raise a family or enjoy your hard earned retirement. We welcome you to discover ā€œUā€ in Union county!

For families, vacationers, locals, and retirees alike, Blairsville is host to many fairs, craft shows, and festivals through out the year! The creative spirit soars proudly in this mountain town and you will discover handmade crafts by local artisans, the perfect quilt, and a wide variety of rustic furniture. A special treat in the summer is at the local farmer’s market where you can find a huge assortment of fresh produce, local honey and jellies, and fresh flowers!

Outdoor adventurers and nature lovers will find an abundance of activities to enjoy while you escape the big city hustle and bustle. Take advantage of a wide variety of water sports on one of our three pristine lakes, Nottely, Winifred Scott, and Lake Trahlyta located in Vogel State Park. Enjoy a picnic on top of Brasstown Bald, the highest peak in Georgia. Hike the foothills of the Appalachian Trail, or brave Blood Mountain on motorcycles and road bikes. Experience first hand the natural beauty and abundant wildlife while you fill your lungs with fresh mountain air and let go of your everyday stresses!

Blairsville is a perfect example of the past meeting the present in perfect harmony. We boast of exceptional schools, a wonderful sense of community, and a thriving local economy. With a rich mountain heritage you will enjoy bluegrass concerts, unique crafts, and a good old fashioned glass of sweet tea!

Union County Georgia is an idyllic environment to live, play, and conduct business! If you are looking to relocate or just need an escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, you will discover everything you need right here! There are plenty of seasons and plenty of reasons to explore Blairsville and Union County. Let us help you plan your visit today!

The Beauty Of Union County Georgia

Nature presents itself in one of its beautiful best in the Union County, North Georgia. The county, which is famous for its Blue Ridge Mountain and sorghum syrup, is also the backdrop for many festivals and the stage for a number of theaters, concerts, parades, and more. It has all the signs that are inherent in any busy, thriving town. But most importantly, the Union County is adorable for the variety it offers to every resident and traveler. On one hand it is one of the choicest canvases of Nature and on the other it is one of the most-loved destinations for many activities including camping, hiking, fishing, or simply vacationing.

The Unicoi State Park in Helen has some of the most awesome camping spots. Depending on the campsites chosen, one may avail of such facilities as water, electricity, fire ring, picnic tables, and the space for two RV’s or tents. One of the sites even has covered platforms and makes tents redundant. Most of the campgrounds have an easy access to a store located in the middle of the loop road. Various items including drinks, snacks, souvenirs, nature books, basic camping and fishing supplies, firewood, and ice are available in the store.

At the foothills of the Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest stands the oldest and one of the most fascinating state parks of North Georgia, the Vogel State Park. Hikers have a number of options when it comes to trails. The popular ones include the four mile Bear Hair Gap loop and the thirteen mile Coosa Backcounty Trail. Out of these two trails the Bear Hair Gap is easier to explore and leads to the Trahlyta Falls. The park is not only beautiful in itself but driving up to it presents another wonderful experience. Visitors driving from the south come through a beautiful mountain pass located near Brasstown, Neel Gap. The riot of Fall colors that adds a new appeal to the Blue Ridge Mountains makes this park in the Union County particularly popular. People flock to the park during this time to drink in the beauty of the reds and oranges that drape the Blue Ridge Mountains and make it look like a rolling blanket of a thousand splendid shades. Cottages, campsites, and backpacking sites designed to resemble a primitive look adds a generous amount of adventurous appeal to the place.

The most beautiful falls finds its home in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Known as the Anna Ruby Falls, it is created by two creeks: the Curtis Creek and the York Creek. Out of these two the former drops one-hundred-and-fifty-three feet while the latter is comparatively much shorter yet it drops an awesome fifty feet. The water that is found at the bottom of the falls is known to be a part of the Smith Creek which eventually forms the Smith Lake. This Lake is the centerpiece of the Unicoi State Park.

The beauty that blossoms around the Anna Ruby Falls has come to be known as the Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area. There are many interesting trails in the area which make it particularly popular among adventurous hikers. And after a long day in the lap of nature what better way to unwind than stay in the beautiful resorts that redefine the whole experience!