Area Attractions

There are lots of attractions to see while in Blairsville, Georgia. Make sure that you take the time to explore outdoors and check out all the area activities.

Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge is a 3290-acre lake with 106 miles of shoreline. Fish for walleye, smallmouth bass, white bass, and bluegill, or swim in the designated swimming area. More information on area fishing can be found at these websites: Georgia Fishing License Online Guided fishing service for this region

Vogel State Park

See the Beautiful green Georgia at the Vogel State Park. This park is one of Georgia's oldest and most famous parks. The park has tons of trails to hike, and has a river to fish and kayak on, so travel on over to Vogel State Park.

Historic Courthouse

Love architecture? Love history? Both elements come alive for you when you visit this Romanesque brick/granite courthouse built in 1899 on the square in downtown Blairsville, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Recently restored, it’s now a local history museum, cultural center, and summertime concert hall. 
One Town Square, PO Box 35, Blairsville, GA 30514, 706-745-5493.

Brasstown Bald Mountain

Brag to your friends that you’ve been to the top of Georgia’s highest peak at 4,784 feet! Reach the summit via trails or shuttle bus. Hiking trails, picnicking. Visitor Information Center open weekends in April-May, full time Memorial Day-October, based on weather. 706-745-6928.

North Georgia Waterfalls, North Georgia

North Georgia waterfalls are located in Lumpkin, Banks, Dawson, Union, Fannin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns, Stephens, Habersham, Murray, White, Walker, Pickens and Dade Counties.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Blue Ridge, GA

Hop on the historic Blue Ridge Railway and see Georgia in a whole new way. Enjoy a scenic ride on one of the trains that helped change Georgia and the South. Ride with the whole family for a fun and unique adventure. This world-famous scenic train ride takes passengers alongside the Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville.


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 Page Blairsville Recreation

Amicalola Falls State Park

There are so many adventures to escape to at the Amicalola Falls State Park. Here they have zip lines, 3D archery, guided hikes, GPS scavenger hunts, tomahawk challenges, wilderness survival and much more.

Consolidated Gold Mines, Dahlonega, GA

Take a tour and learn about the mines and mining, even pan for your own gold.

Alpine Helen, Nacoochee Village, Helen, GA

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900s. Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers.

Helton Creek Falls

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.
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