A Day in Blairsville, Ga.

Leave behind the busy sounds of the city and find an escape in Blairsville, Ga. Blairsville has all of the sights and activities for the perfect getaway. Take time to unplug, enjoy the peace and quiet, and take in the views while you fill up at any of the restaurants for a delicious meal or a quick snack. 


Start your day with the award-winning stuffed French toast from Hole in the Wall in Downtown Blairsville, open since 1931 and the oldest diner in the county. Then head to Lake Nottely for family fun, from quiet hiking trails and great fishing to boat rentals and swimming spots.


After a morning exploring nature, head back into town to Blairsville Restaurant Grits & Greens. Eat where the locals eat with some southern home-cooked meals served cafeteria style. Spend some time shopping at the Farmer’s Daughter, a general store that has farmhouse décor, penny candy, and Blairsville-themed souvenirs to remember your trip. For visitors over the age of 21, stop by Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery to try their moonshine and spirits, or the Odom Springs Vineyards to sample a flight or buy a bottle or two of wine. 


For an afternoon snack or early evening dessert, choose a fun, sweet treat from Melissa’s Custom Cakes like the graham crackers with pecans, toffee, and a chocolate drizzle. After a full day, head to Michaelee’s Italian Life Caffe and enjoy dinner in the dining room or on the patio. Known for their chocolate shrimp, Michaelee’s offers a range of classic and modern Italian dishes. 


Cover photo: Lake Nottely Dam. All photos courtesy Visit Blairsville

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