View of Blood Mountain from Vogel State Park
Five Reasons to Get to Blairsville Immediately
Regardless of the season, there's always a reason to head to the mountains and enjoy Blairsville. Here are five reasons we find ourselves here regularly.
A Waterfall Wonder
Helton Creek Falls is Georgia’s No. 1 kid-friendly falls (Ok, maybe not officially…but it's tops with our family.) In the summer, you can play and picnic at the bottom falls, and in the colder months the top falls are the perfect place to bring hot cocoa and a book. The walk from parking lot to falls is under a quarter-mile, making it work for any and all ages.
Leisure on the Lake
Lake Nottely truly is Blairsville's hidden gem. The Forestry Service protects about 70% of the shoreline, so it's natural and lovely. Rent a boat, go fishing, stake a tent at the campground and enjoy the beach…there are so many ways to take in this watering hole's 4,000 acres.
The Cabins at Vogel State Park
Recently renovated, the cabins at Vogel State Park are adorable. Think Chip and Joanna Gaines. They include pocket doors, dark hardwood floors, wainscoting, and a stone fireplace. Roast marshmallows, take the lake hike, play a round of putt-putt or use this as a home base for exploring more of Blairsville.
Sleepy Hollow Art
The fairy homes found at Sleepy Hollow - Whimsical Fairy Garden are the work of Art Millican, Jr., a former Disney artist and model-maker. The kids can explore the child-size cottages, and you’ll love exploring the gift store.
Breakfast All Day
Hole in the Wall is probably Blairsville's most note-able restaurant. Breakfast is served all day (though lunch and dinner are also served.) After a day of hiking and exploring, nothing compares to their country fried steak and eggs, though! Leave your Visa at home – only cash is accepted here. Find more meal time ideas here.
You're going to love Blairsville as much as we do!