Our area offers unsurpassed opportunities for outdoor activities year-round. This part of Georgia is known for its excellent fishing, rafting and canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, you name it. The endless acres of wilderness make for an excellent getaway environment. Below are some of our most popular activities for outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen, as well as wilderness lovers and nature buffs. It's always smart to contact these operators in advance for more details. Most can be reached by phone or through the Blairsville/Union County Chamber of Commerce.
Lake Nottely, Blairsville, GA
This is a 4180-acre lake with 106 miles of shoreline. This lake also offers great fishing for walleye, small mouth bass, white bass and bluegill, and has a designated swimming, camping, and beach area.
Our area hosts numerous riding stables with experienced guides. Many of these stables offer horseback rides, hayrides, moonlight rides, and wilderness rides through the scenic countryside. (max. weight limit for rides is 220 lbs.) /you can also check out Track Rock
Walk a mile in the moccasins of Native Americans within this two-acre area with preserved petroglyphs of ancient native origin carved or pecked into soapstone boulders. You’ll marvel at the variety of symbols made by hunters that represent Native American beliefs. Brasstown District Ranger Station,1881 Hwy. 515, Blairsville, GA 30514, 706-745-6928
Endless hiking trails dominate this area, from easy to extreme. Here is a sampling of the most popular trails in the area the, Appalachian Trail – long, Duncan Ridge Trail – long, Vogel State Park Loop Trail – easy
Benton MacKaye/Appalachian Trail Loop – moderate, and Bear Hair Trail – moderate. More information on area hiking trails can be found at these websites:
The Georgia Appalachian Trial Home PageBlairsville Recreation
Bring your camera, because you’ll want to capture this natural wonder! Not just one, but two beautiful falls set in our deep hardwood forest with a total drop of 100 feet. An easy 300-yard trail leads to the falls.