Blairsville, Ga Travel Guide


Blairsville, Ga: A Stunning Mountain Town Filled With Family Adventure

Take a break from the busyness of life, from the concrete jungle, from cellphones and video games.....and unplug in Blairsville, Ga. Take the #urbanchallenge, and unplug today. Reconnect with your family. Sometimes slow is just the perfect speed. We've got dozens of ways for you to turn off the noise, and revive that close family feeling.

Helton Creek Falls: Georgia’s Most Family-Friendly Waterfall

Helton Creek Falls is an easy to average .25 mile hike each way to upper and lower falls. Lower falls are great for kids to wade in the water.

Sleepy Hollow Brings Magical Fairy Gardens To Life

A special thank you to my friend Amanda from Kids Around Cobb, who told me about this fun place in Blairsville. Sleepy Hollow is a store AND an "enchanted garden" of fairies and gnomes. The fairy homes found here are the work of Art Millican, Jr, a former Disney artist and model-maker. His whimsical fairy cottages…

25+ Reasons Why Lake Nottely is Blairsville’s Hidden Gem

Lake Nottely is a gorgeous 4,000 acre lake with more than half it’s shoreline undeveloped and protected by the United State Forest Service. This hidden secret in North Georgia is much quieter than some other lakes in the state, and that’s precisely why we like it.

What to Expect on Your Epic Fall Summit Hike to Brasstown Bald

If you have any interest at all in easy hikes to gorgeous summit views displaying breathtaking fall color then put on your hiking boots and go NOW to Brasstown Bald in gorgeous Blairsville, Ga.

Vogel State Park

Vogel is Georgia's most beloved state park.  My boys and I stayed recently and fell in love with Vogel State Park and surrounding Blairsville.  We stayed in a refurbished cottage, walked the lake trail to the waterfall created by the dam spillage, and explored the town vivaciously over two days. Lake Trahlyta is the 22-acre…

7 Reasons Blood Mountain is our Favorite Family Hike

If you, like us, are a hiking family then you should not hesitate to make your way to Blairsville's Blood Mountain. It's not easy...I'll be honest. But it is rewarding, and one hike the kids won't stop talking about! Lace up your hiking boots, and dig out those trekking poles. You'll need them. Here is…

13 Amazing Blairsville, Ga Restaurants For Every Type Of Foodie

Hiking in fall...wineries in winter...boating in spring...waterfalls in summer. There are amazing adventures awaiting you in Blairsville. But regardless of the season, you need to eat! Here are 14 of Blairsville's outstanding restaurants for all different cuisines. Which one is your favorite?

Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi

The boys and I took a trip to Blairsville, and we made a stop at Mountain Crossings per the recommendation of Eric from Atlanta Trails. I am so glad he told us about this place! The building was completed in 1937, the same year that the Appalachian Trail was completed, and it marks the only…

A Memorable Family Weekend in Blairsville (Itinerary)

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday family life with a weekend getaway to Blairsville, an official Appalachian Trail community in Union County, Ga. Don’t have time to plan the trip. We get it. That’s why we put together this itinerary for you – just follow along for a fun couple of days connecting with…

Additional Ways To Have Fun In Blairsville

75+ Kick-Ass Date Night Ideas Around Atlanta That You’ll Actually Enjoy

Find more than 75 of the very best date night ideas around Atlanta here. I mean something really fun - more than just dinner and…

52 of the Best Campgrounds in North Georgia

Looking for the Best Campgrounds in North Georgia? This is it! The best spots for tent camping in the mountains including Helen, Blue Ridge, and…

50+ Unique Things to do in Georgia to Make Marvelous Memories in 2018

You've got 18 short years. Stop wasting time. In no particular order, here are the best things to do in Georgia for kids of all…

120+ amazing ways to have fun in the North Georgia Mountains

The North Georgia Mountains are amass with adventure for everyone. Hikers, art-lovers and foodies rejoice. Overnights include luxury options, glamping, cabins and camping options.

125+ Best Places for Hiking in Georgia [Kids & Beginners]

If you enjoy hiking near Atlanta then this list of 125 hikes under 2-miles is a great resource. Enjoy the best hiking in Georgia for…

16 Dreamy Swimming Holes in North Georgia [Waterfalls!]

Here are 16 waterfalls, creeks and streams that your family can enjoy in the heat of Georgia’s summer.

2018: The 55+ Best Fall Festivals in Georgia That You’ll Love

Fall Festivals in Georgia fill late August, September, October and November.. with events galore. Whether you enjoy time in the city at Chastain or Piedmont…

Kid-friendly Things To Do in Atlanta This Summer

School's out. The humidity is in. It's summer ya'll! Here are 60+ of our favorite ways to pass the summer in Atlanta. Did we capture…

The Best Waterfalls in Ga That You’ve Just Got To See

My favorite kind of day? Jumping in the car with my boys and seeking out one of Georgia's new (to us) waterfalls. We love the…

30+ Memorable Train Rides in GA that Kids & Adults Will Love

Whether you have a little engineer or you're the train addict, this list will update you on all the trains in Ga. From steam engines…

30+ ‘COOL’ Splash Pads Near Atlanta You & The Kids Will Love

Atlanta is known for its hot summer weather and this summer has not been the exception.  If your kids are like mine, they are begging…

40+ Freaking Fabulous Ways To Cozy Up To Fall In & Around Atlanta

It's Fall Ya'll! Looking for the best-of-the-best things to do in Atlanta and all of Georgia this season? The weather is just perfect, the leaves…

6 Incredible Ways to Enjoy Fall in the Georgia Mountains

Looking for things to do around Atlanta this fall? Why not head to the mountains?!! Here are six reasons to make the trek into the…

5 Easy Georgia Waterfall Hikes Your Family Will Love

I'm excited to share my latest Explore Georgia article: 5 Easy Waterfall Hikes for Georgia Families! Please take a look. If you are seeking more information…

52 Atlanta-Area Destination Hikes You’re Sure To Fall In Love With

To my six year old, hiking equals walking, which is just plain boring. But destinations are worthy! And with that, here are 52 Amazing Destinations.

18 Perfect Spring Break Ideas For Fun-Loving Families In 2019

Researching spring break ideas? Here are a collection of places guaranteed to make lasting memories, and they are all within reach of Atlanta. Our 18…

Horseback Riding In Ga: 20+ Unforgettable Trail Rides

What child doesn’t dream of horseback riding? In Ga. there are stables that offer guided trail riding, as well as horseback riding trials where you…

25+ Free Christmas Events in Atlanta To Ring In Holiday Cheer

Looking for FREE Christmas events in Atlanta? Here are our favorite FREE events this holiday. If you know of others, please share!

20+ Family-Friendly Corn Mazes in Georgia To Get Lost In [video + discount]

One of family favorite activity for fall is visiting many of the corn mazes in Ga. We are very fortunate to live in the city…

6 Frightening Haunted Corn Mazes: Atlanta Edition 2018

I'm still creeped out by the movie Children of the Corn, but if you like to be scared out in the middle of a corn…

9+ Georgia State Parks With Waterfalls Begging You To Visit

These Georgia State Parks with breathtaking waterfalls will ensure you get something special for your visit.

25+ Outstanding Cabins in Georgia For A Memorable Vacation

Are you looking for something different to do for vacation? Does the thought of relaxing and "getting away from it all" interest you? Cabin rentals…

Your Ultimate Navigation Tool to 35 Amazing Lakes in Georgia

Georgia is a state rich with beautiful lakes, and no two are the same. From mountain reservoirs to quiet collections we've got the info you…

Georgia State Parks Camping: 52+ Essential Things To Know

Georgia State Parks camping is my favorite way to camp. I love it so much, that I have literally never camped anywhere else in Georgia! I…

13 Best Georgia State Parks for Gorgeous Fall Leaf Color

Georgia State Parks offer fantastic options for viewing fall leaf color! Luckily, Georgia State Parks gave us the scoop on which parks offer the best…

Best winter hikes for Georgia families

A great winter hike needs bones...gorgeous tree structures and rock croppings...and water only helps! Here are seven of the best hikes in Georgia to take your…

Hidden Gems For The Whole Family To Enjoy at Georgia State Parks

Most of the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites have identified their “hidden gems” – those special attributes, trails or unusual elements that make them…

30+ Kids Bowl Free and Discount Bowling Programs in Georgia

Kids Bowl Free and Summer Games are two ways to beat the summer heat and keep kids active. Sign up for Kids Bowl Free and…

 

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Take a break from the busyness of life, from the concrete jungle, from the cellphones and video games.....and unplug in Blairsville, Ga. Take the#urbanchallenge, and unplug today. Reconnect with your family. Sometimes slow is just the perfect speed. We've got dozens of ways for you to turn off the noise, and revive that close family feeling.