Spend a Day in Blairsville, Ga.

Looking for things to do in Blairsville, Georgia? Enjoy all the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer when you spend a day Blairsville and Union County. From the state’s highest peak to tumbling waterfalls, discover scenic vistas no matter what trail you choose. Spend some time exploring all of the shops and restaurants of Downtown Blairsville that will keep you coming back for more before cozying up at a mountain cabin.

Vogel State Park, photo courtesy of Visit Blairsville


There’s no better way to start your morning than breakfast at The Sawmill Place where you can fill up on staples, including homemade biscuits and eggs, or try something new, like their sweet potato pancakes. From there, set out for Vogel State Park where you’ll find 17 miles of hiking trails, boat and bike rentals, fishing, and several camping options. 

Bucket List Item: Hike up Brasstown Bald, located in Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, to Georgia’s highest point for panoramic views of four states. 


For lunch, grab a deli sandwich from G&G Bakery or a barbecue sandwich from Papaw’s Bac-Yard BBQ, voted Blairsville’s Best BBQ. Relax and spend some time browsing the shops of Blairsville. At Mountain Life Mercantile you’ll find a mix of specialty food items and hand-crafted local artwork while Mountain Crossings has all of the hiking gear you’ll need while in the area.

Grandaddy Mimm’s Distilling Company, photo courtesy of Visit Blairsville


Finish your day off with a taste of Blairsville. Stop by Odom Springs Vineyard for a wine tasting on the deck or Grandaddy Mimm’s Distillery for some good old-fashioned moonshine and a tour of the distilling process. Then it’s time to hit up local favorites for dinner like fresh seafood from Mike’s Seafood or a towering plate of nachos from Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina. Start winding down as you settle in for a restful night at Misty Mountain Inn & Cottages while surrounded by the mountains.


Cover photo: Enjoy the views from Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s tallest mountain. Photo courtesy of Visit Blairsville

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