Travelers Guide Map is available by contacting or visiting any
Chamber of Commerce offices. You can also obtain the
Traveler's Guide Map and get additional information online.
Appalachian Trail A wilderness
footpath over 2,100 miles along the crest of the Appalachian mountains,
through fourteen states, Towns and Union counties, with its southern
terminus at Springer Mountain on the Gilmer-Fannin border. More
information on the Appalachian Trail
The numbers correspond to the Union
Bald - The highest peak in Georgia, rising 4784 feet. From the observation
tower on summit, there are breathtaking 360 panoramic views of four
states, and on a clear day it's possible to see Atlanta. The mountain
is open daily from memorial Day through October and on weekends in early
spring and late fall (weather permitting). 706-896-2556.
Festival The Blairsville Jaycees will be cookin and
jarrin Sorghum Syrup, celebrating the ancient art of cooking sweet
syrup from Sorghum Cane. See the Grinding Mill, Arts & Crafts, Biskit
Eatin Contest, and Parade the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th weekends in
Union County Courthouse A Romanesque style brick and granite
structure built in 1899, unique in its Appalachian Georgia setting.
Visit the museum in the courthouse. 706-745-5493.
Creek Scenic & Recreation Area 1,240 acre area for camping,
picnicking, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Lots of trout in these waters.
Falls Scenic Area Mountainous 650 acre area with 2,000
- 4,000 feet elevations and 3 beautiful waterfalls, camping, fishing,
picnicking, and hiking. More on Desoto Falls
Creek Falls Drops about 150 feet down a sheer granite
canyon into Dukes Creek. The area has scenic beauty, excellent
and a slippery-rock water slide. An observation deck by the parking
area offers a great view of the falls. More on Dukes Creek Falls
Mountain Experiment Station A branch of the University of
Georgia established in 1930 to provide a diversified program in agricultural
research and demonstrations. Call 706-745-6197 for tours.
Creek Falls Double falls, that drop more than a 100 feet,
set in deep hardwood forest. A 300 yard trail leads to the falls.
More on Helton Creek Falls
Nottely A 4,180 acre lake with 106 miles of shoreline. Boating,
swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping. Two marinas and several
public boat ramps.
Winfield Scott Clear 18 acre lake high in the mountains
with picnicking, camping, swimming, fishing, boating, and hiking.
a covered pavilion and bath house near swimming area. More on Lake
Archeological Area 52 acres with preserved petroglyph of
ancient Indian origin. Carvings resemble animal and bird tracks, crosses,
circles, and human footprints. Historical markers locate the area.
State Park One of Georgias oldest and most popular
state parks. Major facilities include 280 acres, 110 tent and trailer
sites, 36 rental cottages, store, 20 acre lake, miniature golf, swimming
beach, 4 picnic shelters, pioneer camping, pedal boats, and family
shelter. There are 17 miles of hiking trails. 706-745-2628.More on
Vogel State Park