Outdoor Activities

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.

Trackrock Archeological Area

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

White Water Rafting

Class III and IV rapids highlight the Ocoee and Nantahala Rivers. These spots fill with whitewater enthusiasts from March to October. More information can be found at these websites: Ocoee Rafting Company Rolling Thunder River Company Carolina Ocoee


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


Butternut Creek Golf Course, Blairsville, GA 18 Hole 6536 yd. course

Welch's Fishing Guide Service

USCG Licensed fishing charter and fishing guide located in the heart of the North Georgia mountains

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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