North Georgia includes the cities of Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Hiawassee, Young Harris & Morganton Georgia. We are approximately 20 miles away from the Murphy and Hayesville, North Carolina state lines. Union County in north central Georgia is approximately two hours driving time from Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Asheville, NC.At 322 square miles, its 204,736 acres is 48% within the Chattahoochee National Forest, making the county a very peaceful and pleasant place to live.
The area provides plenty of recreation and entertaining events for all ages and interest: festivals, concerts, theater, parades, hiking & camping.
We have several different lakes to choose from. Including the beautiful Lake Nottely, a 4,180 acre body of water with a 106 miles shoreline. Hiawassee's Lake Chatuge covers 7,000 acres and Lake Blue Ridge covers 3,290 acres. Plenty of water for boating and fishing!
The tallest mountain of Georgia, Brasstown Bald is also part of Blairsville. Very impressive with it’s 360 degree view of four states from the observation deck, atop Georgia's highest elevation of 4,784 feet.The Museum offers a film about the Bald and the area. Hiking trails and picnicking areas are available.
Cooper's Creek Scenic & Recreation Area is over 30,000 acres of Union County featuring camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting.
Vogel State Park is one of Georgia's oldest and most popular state parks. Facilities include 280 acres in the mountains, 110 tent and trailer sites, 36 rental cottages, 20 acre lake, miniature golf, swimming beach, four picnic shelters, pioneer camping, and paddle boats. There is also a 17 mile hiking trail for the outdoor enthusiasts.
Each October, Union County celebrates the making of our world-famous sorghum syrup, so be sure to enjoy a taste of what makes our area so unique!
Union County also has it's own private airport. It was recently expanded to a 5,000 foot by 100 foot runway. Thirty-one T-Hangers are being added.
Butternut Creek Golf Course & Meeks Park are both part of Union County Recreation Department. Operated by the County, the golf course includes a clubhouse, Pro Shop, large picnic pavilion and 18 challenging holes. Meeks Park, a recreation complex, includes picnic areas, children's playgrounds, baseball/softball fields, a soccer field, tennis courts, skateboarding park & a pool.
We have many local cabin rentals and a few hotels. Please contact me for a list!