Blairsville is a city of 600 people (2019) in Georgia's Northeast High Country.

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  • 1 Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Road (11 miles south of Blairsville), +1 706-745-2628. A state park at the base of Blood Mountain. The park offers hiking trails, a 22-acre lake, campground and cottages. $5 per vehicle.
  • Blairsville Sorghum Festival. Held every year on the second and third weekends in October, celebrating the sorghum harvest and showcasing rural mountain culture, including bluegrass music and clogging.
  • The Spring Arts and Crafts Festival is held every year during the last weekend in May. Assorted artists from all over North Georgia participate, as do local artists, restaurants and businesses. Held on the historic town square, there are activities for children and musical acts.
  • The Green Bean Festival is held annually on the last weekend in July. It features beauty pageants, green bean pizza-eating contests, a canning contest, a green bean recipe contest, a tractor parade, fresh produce, crafts, and many activities for children.
  • 2 Lake Nottely. This Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir serves as a local recreational resource.    
  • The Appalachian Trail in Georgia has elevations that vary from about 2500 to 4,500 feet (1,400 m), with many steep climbs. It extends some 75 miles (121 km) through the Chattahoochee National Forest.
  • Butternut Creek Golf Course is an 18-hole mountainside public golf course located within the city limits.
  • Encompassing nearly two-thirds of the county, the Chattahoochee National Forest has a series of winding trails. Visitors may hike through scenic mountains, and by rushing rivers, and cascading waterfalls.
  • 3 Brasstown Bald. The highest mountain peak in Georgia, it has a park with a picnic area and a small observation tower near the peak. This features a movie chronicling the change of seasons and the effects of pollution on the mountain. The peak may be reached by bus or by walking from a point halfway to the top, beyond which private vehicles are not allowed.    







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