15 Best Things To Do In Blairsville, GA

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Get away to Blairsville to enjoy the charming city nestled in amongst the Appalachian Mountains located in Union County, Georgia. Hike Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s tallest peak, to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest and the surrounding four states on a clear day without the aid of a telescope. Explore Vogel State Park with its many trails on foot or on horseback, wander through fantastical Sleepy Hollow Enterprises’ enchanting forest complete with colorful fairy dwellings and spend time feeding the cuddly alpacas at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm during a break from knitting alpaca wool mittens. Pitch a tent and sleep under the stars near beautiful Lake Nottely en route to searching for waterfalls. With plenty of top Airbnb and pet-friendly cabins, this place is a great destination. If you’re planning on visiting, here’s a list of things to do in Blairsville, GA, so scroll down to find out more.

1. Stroll through Sleepy Hollow Enterprises' enchanted forest

sleepy hollow enterprises
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If you don’t know what to do in Blairsville, GA, check this place out! Wander through the whimsical land of fairies and gnomes in this enchanted garden created by former Disney artist, Imagineer, and model-maker, Art Millican Jr. While you shop for some of the most imaginatively beautiful decorations for your own home garden, let your children run free to explore the colorful, magical homes throughout the enchanted forest of Sleepy Hollow. Bring home a colorful birdhouse to attract birds and butterflies to your own garden. For years of imagination and fun, there are life-sized magical fairy homes that can be purchased for the enjoyment and wonder your children will experience as they play and create many fond memories in your backyard.

Sleepy Hollow Enterprises

Address: 5279 GA-515 E, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Sleepy Hollow Enterprises

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed on Sun)

Price: Free

2. Pick farm-fresh produce at Union County Farmers Market

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Posted by Union County Farmers Market on Saturday, June 5, 2021

Come rain or shine, visitors can expect that the stalls at the Union County Farmers Market will be open weekly each spring to autumn. Discover a large assortment of fresh produce full of flavor and of the highest quality grown by local farmers in the Blairsville area. By purchasing from local vendors, you help support a sustainable regional food system that helps local farms stay in business, which protects the land from development and provides the community with fresh, local food. Besides local produce, visitors can enjoy purchasing handmade goods from artisans, beekeepers, bakers, potters, and painters to decorate their homes or to take home as gifts, for example, the honey and beauty products created by the vendors.

Union County Farmers Market

Address: 148 Old Smokey Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Union County Farmers Market

Opening hours: Sat: 7am - 1pm; Tue: 2pm - 6pm (closed from Wed - Fri & Mon)

Price: Free

3. Play with the cute alpacas at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Welcome home little guy.

Posted by Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Under the guidance of Holly, meet the cuddly alpacas at Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, a full-service breeding farm, which offers educational tours by appointment. Upon engaging with the animals, make certain to be mindful of the feelings of the alpacas by not making loud noises or fast movements. This Blairsville attraction has a gift shop where visitors can buy products created from alpaca wool and ones with alpaca designs to aid in funding the farm. There are also classes provided online or at the farm, which include knitting of scarves, mitts, sweaters, and a class for needle felt using fiber as paint, to create a life-like picture on a pre-felted surface.

Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm

Address: 106 Agape Drive Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm

Opening hours: By appoointment

Price: Free but donations are appreciated

4. Indulge in Michaelee's decadent Italian dishes

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Yummy! Perfect for those cool winter nights.

Posted by Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Indulge in high-quality Italian dishes created with the finest imported Italian products to create an excellent Italian meal. Enjoy an evening in the classy dining room being served traditional recipes with a spin of innovation to create some of the most delicious dishes you will indulge in. Try out the Seafood Newburg which is comprised of shrimp, scallops, and lobster meat simmered in Lobster Newburg Sauce and tossed with linguini, broccolini, and sauteed mushrooms, or the Pasta Sorrentio which is spaghetti tossed with greek olives, artichokes, red onion, Roma tomatoes, and grilled Balsamic chicken sauteed together in garlic-infused EVOO and basil pesto. Finish off your dining experience with a slice of decadent tiramisu and a frothy cappuccino before returning to your accommodations for the evening.

Michaelee's Italian Life Caffee

Address: 6C Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Michaelee’s Italian Life Caffee

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 8pm; Fri: 4pm - 9pm; Sat: 11am - 9pm (closed on Sun)

5. Step back in time at Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site

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Source: Photo by Flickr user ChattOconeeNF used under CC BY 2.0

Visitors to the Chattahoochee-Oconee National forest have a plethora of trails for day trips, including those that lead them back in time to when the Cherokee and Creek people inherited the region. As you wander through the dense forest, passing rock formations on the trail en route to the ancient petroglyphs, imagine what daily life was like before colonization of the wilderness. Upon reaching the petroglyph site, view the stories of the Cherokee and Creek people carved into the boulders of Track Rock. If you come upon any wildlife on the trail such as deer, bears, wild turkeys, and other creatures, just give them their space.

Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site

Address: 2000 Trackrock Gap Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site

Opening hours: Sunrise to sunset (daily)

Price: Free

6. Hit a hole in one at Butternut Creek Golf Course

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Posted by Butternut Creek Golf Course on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Book a tee time to play through water features and escalating mounds in Butternut Creek Golf Course. Ride your cart through the rolling valleys and challenging slopes as you face off against yourself in this competitive, yet relaxing environment. Take in spectacular views of Blue Ivy Log Mountain and the surrounding landscape as you prepare your swing. After completing the course, enjoy some time relaxing at the onsite bar and grill with your party, savoring a cold drink in your matching Butternut Creek Golf Course branded polo shirts bought from the golf shop.

Butternut Creek Golf Course

Address: 129 Union Co Recreation Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Butternut Creek Golf Course

Opening hours: 7am - 6:30pm (daily)

Price: 22 - 47 USD

7. Enjoy nature's tranquility at Vogel State Park

Vogel state park
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Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to the stunning 233-acre (94-hectare) state park in the Chattahoochee Nation Forest situated at the base of Blood Mountain. Visit during the autumn months to witness the fall foliage transform the Blue Ridge Mountains into a stunning carpet of gold, copper, and red across the national park. Stay in one of the cozy cottages or campsites to enjoy hiking the trail to Trahlyta Falls or try out the challenging Coosa Backcountry Trail. Enjoy outdoor activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking, or swimming in the park’s lake during the warm summer months and drying off on the sandy beach afterward while taking in views of the majestic mountain range.

Vogel State Park

Address: 405 Vogel State Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Vogel State Park

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

Price: Free

8. Go bowling at Blairsville Galaxy Bowling

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Posted by Blairsville Galaxy Bowling on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Lace-up your bowling shoes and get ready for an evening of Cosmic bowling with your group. Enjoy keeping track of the scoreboard as your party competes against the other party during an evening of 10-pin bowling. Rack up spares and strikes while unwinding during an evening out over the weekend. Blairsville Galaxy Bowling offers packages for parties of one to eight, which include the party room or game room table set up.

Blairsville Galaxy Bowling

Address: 104 Backyard Lane, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Blairsville Galaxy Bowling

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 1pm - 9pm; Fri: 4pm - 11pm; Sat: 1pm - 11pm; Sun: 2pm - 8pm (closed on Mon)

Price: Tue, Thu - Sat: 3.75USD, Wed & Sun: 2.50 USD

9. Enjoy a day at Lake Nottely

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Take time to soak up the sun and enjoy a day on the water during a visit to Lake Nottely with its 106 miles (171 kilometers) of shoreline located northwest of Blairsville. Spend time boating, fishing, jet-skiing, kayaking, or paddleboarding across the pristine lake from April 1 - October 15. During the summer months, take time to sunbathe on the beach and swim in the designated swimming area. Make time to cook hot dogs and roast marshmallows to enjoy with your children at the picnic tables while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding forest and mountains.

Lake Nottely

Address: US Hwy. 19 & 129 North, Blairsville, GA 30514

Website: Lake Nottely

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

10. Watch a movie at Blairsville Cinema

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Posted by Blairsville Cinema on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book your tickets online or pick up your tickets at the box office for an evening watching your favorite stars on one of three screens at Blairsville Cinema. Line up for your favourite combo of concession treats before sitting on the cushioned seats awaiting your chosen flick. Sit back with your bucket of butter drizzled popcorn and prepare for the lights to dim, darkening the theatre. Enjoy viewing your favorite film stars on the screen while experiencing every suspenseful moment along with fellow movie lovers sporting 3D glasses.

Blairsville Cinema

Address: 38 Backyard Lane, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Blairsville Cinema

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 1pm - 7:10pm; Sat 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sun: 11:30 am - 7:30pm

11. Have a picnic at Meeks Park

Meeks Park, Blairsville GA
Source: Photo by Flickr user Richard Elzey used under CC BY 2.0

Take a relaxing walk through the trails of Meeks Park on a sunny, autumn day to enjoy views of the North Georgia Mountains clothed in full fall apparel of stunning golds, crimsons, and tangerines. The park offers much in the way of entertainment for those visiting including swings, four baseball fields and batting cages along with four tennis courts. Play a game of hoops on the basketball court with some friends during a lunch break or engage in a few laps in the community pool. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine while out on Notteley River in your kayak or sit back and watch the sportsmen engaging in different activities during the Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games.

Meeks Park

Address: 490 Meeks Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Meeks Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

12. Go shopping in Village Square Mall

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Stop by and check out the boutiques of Village Square Mall for an afternoon of shopping while in Blairsville. Between shopping, make time to check out one of the local restaurants for a quick lunch or a delectable treat at Dixie Confections Bakery & Cafe. If you run short of something or have forgotten to pack some items, the mall has stores catering to your needs, besides being someplace to purchase new apparel, housewares, etc. For special celebrations or just because, call Claire’s to set up a party date with fun and fashionable decorations.

Village Square Mall

Address: 70 Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512

Website: Village Square Mall

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5pm (closed on Sun)

13. Take a wine-tasting tour at Odom Springs Vineyards

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Posted by Odom Springs Vineyards on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

During a visit to Blairsville, take time to sign up for a wine-tasting tour at Odom Springs Vineyards. Sample award-winning wines, grown in various locations throughout the vineyard to produce incredibly flavorful wines. Make certain to pick out a bottle of blush, red, or white to enjoy at your country cottage while in the area. For those who wish to enjoy a special celebration against the backdrop of the sprawling vineyards and majestic Appalachian Mountain range, the vineyard offers bookings of the property upon request.

Odom Springs Vineyards

Address: 637 Odom Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Odom Springs Vineyards

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 11am - 6pm; Sun: 1pm - 5pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

14. Delight in a spa day at Lisa's Nails & Spa

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Pamper yourself with a relaxing manicure at family-owned, Lisa’s Nails & Spa. Enjoy a firm yet soothing massage as nail technicians prepare you for your manicure. Come out feeling happy with the attentive service and the overall experience enjoyed at this nail salon specializing in manicures and pedicures.

Lisa's Nails & Spa

Address: 19 Cobalt Street, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Lisa’s Nails & Spa

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 15 - 35 USD

15. Bring your furry friend to Union County Dog Park

Dog Park
Source: Photo by user Tony Webster used under CC BY 2.0

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with man’s best friend through the numerous trails in Union County Dog Park. Walk casually through the oak tree-covered areas to enjoy the shade on warmer days while watching your dog bound joyfully across the open fields towards Lake Nottely for a quick splash in the cool waters. After exercising your pet to keep up his physical and emotional health, reward him with a refreshing drink at the doggie drinking fountain. Be certain to keep your dog on a leash while socializing with other dogs on the trail. There is a new off-leash area that offers two pens and is completely fenced in, which will allow your pet to play freely.

Union County Dog Park

Address: 490 Meeks Park Road, Blairsville, GA 30512, USA

Website: Union County Dog Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

Explore charming Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Trahlyta Spillway - panoramio
Source: Photo by user Thomson M used under CC BY 3.0

During a visit to the southern states, there is no shortage of hospitality shown to visitors. After spending time at Butternut Creek’s sprawling golf course set in amongst the area’s natural beauty or taking a tour at Odom Springs Vineyards to sample the area’s fruitage, visitors will feel compelled to return to explore more of this charming location.

Frequently asked questions about things to do in Blairsville, GA

1. What are the top attractions to visit in Blairsville?

Blairsville is a destination filled with exciting attractions for you to experience. Some of them are Sleepy Hollow Enterprises, Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm, Track Rock Gap Petroglyph Site, and Blairsville Galaxy Bowling.

2. What are the best outdoor activities in Blairsville?

Looking for the best outdoor activities in Blairsville? Bring your furry friend to Union County Dog Park, have a picnic at Meeks Park, explore Vogel State Park, and hit a hole-in-one at Butternut Creek Golf Course!

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