Vogel State Park
Blairsville-Union County …
Discover the G r e a t er Outdoors
Blairsville-Union County Visitors Guide | 1
ocated just a short drive north from Atlanta, Blairsville-
Union County is your base camp for adventure in the
heart of North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Here,
you’ll find Georgia’s highest point, Brasstown Bald, as
well as stunning waterfalls, pristine mountain lakes,
and enough festivals, fairs and cultural attractions to
keep you busy for a “month of Sundays”!
The famed Appalachian Trail winds through on its
2,192-mile journey to Maine, and visitors can explore
one of Georgia’s oldest and most beloved parks, Vogel
State Park. Clear-blue lakes are ringed by soaring
mountains, and cascading waterfalls are always just a
short hike away. Grab a kayak, canoe or paddleboard
and head out on Lake Trahlyta, Lake Winfield Scott
or the Nottely River. Or, rent a comfy pontoon boat
for a day on the water at Lake Nottely.
In the southern corner of the county, the small town
of Suches is reached by curvy mountain roads, perfect
for cruising. Here in “The Valley Above the Clouds,”
you can hike a variety of trails, camp in an old-growth
forest or cast for trout below the Chattahoochee
National Fish Hatchery.
Back in town, you’ll find Blairsville bustling with
amazing food, great boutiques and antique stores, historic
sites and much more. Fairs and festivals seem to
happen at the drop of a hat, so be prepared to have
some fun — whether it’s
bellying up to the table for
a biscuit-eatin’ contest at
the annual Sorghum Festival
or “tossing the caber”
at the Scottish Festival &
From fine art to folk
art, country to classical,
you’ll also find that Union
County is no cultural
backwater. Our area boasts a strong creative community
with wonderful artisans, galleries, exhibits, theater
arts and musical offerings.
And you’ll see that we take recreation seriously here.
The ultimate green space, Meeks Park is our version of
Central Park, with miles of trails and meandering rivers.
It has everything from a pool and kid’s “splash pad”
to an 18-hole disc golf course, skateboard park and
baseball fields. It’s also the perfect place to watch the
annual 4th of July fireworks or enjoy an art festival.
There’s a whole mountain of
adventure waiting for you in
Butternut Creek Golf Course