View of Blood Mountain from Vogel State Park
JMC Artistic Photography

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. Photo by JMC Artistic Photography

Helton Creek Falls. Photo by JMC Artistic Photography

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 in Blairsville, Georgia

Lake Nottely in Blairsville, Georgia

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

Interior of cottage at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia

Interior of cottage at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Georgia

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

Sleepy Hollow photo by Lesli Peterson
Sleepy Hollow photo by Lesli Peterson

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 restaurant in Blairsville, Georgia

Hole in the Wall restaurant in Blairsville, Georgia

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!

Published: November 2017
Written by: Lesli Peterson