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Blairsville is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest within the Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Georgia. The population of the village is approximately 700 residents. Blairsville is one of the oldest towns in Georgia, founded in 1835. It's the only incorporated town in Union County and its' historic courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The DeSota Falls Scenic Area, just 15 miles from Blairsville, has five waterfalls and over 600 acres for fishing, camping and picnicking. A little closer to Blairsville on the Richard Russell Scenic Highway is Dukes Creek Falls, where the spectacular falls can be observed from a deck in the parking area. Part of the Appalachian Trail winds it's way through the Chattahoochee National Forest, just 15 miles southeast of Blairsville. Vogel State Park is located 11 miles south of Blairsville and is Georgia's oldest and most popular state park. It provides a 20-acre swimming beach, picnicking, hiking, backpacking, fishing, boating, miniature golf and camping. Special programs are also offered at the park throughout the year. Several special events are held in Blairsville, including the Scottish Festival & Highland Games, usually held in June. The Annual Sorghum Festival is held in October and includes a parade, mountain music and clogging, arts and crafts, a biscuit eatin' contest and other great food.

Surrounding areas: Young Harris, Georgia (7.4 mi), Hiawassee, Georgia (12.4 mi), Suches, Georgia (13.4 mi), Blue Ridge Lake, Georgia (17.2 mi), Helen, Georgia (17.6 mi), Blue Ridge, Georgia (20.8 mi), Lake Burton, Georgia (23.1 mi)

Blairsville Vacation Rentals




Blairsville Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA (706) 745-6844
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA (706) 745-1631
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Big Sky DrHiawassee, GA12.4 mi.(706) 896-8884
Ramada Inn Lake Chatuge Lodge653 Hwy 76Hiawassee, GA12.4 mi.(706) 896-5253
Days Inn754 Hwy 64 WMurphy, NC15.2 mi.(828) 837-8030
Econo Lodge100 Ter StMurphy, NC15.2 mi.(828) 837-8880
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites130 Holiday DrMurphy, NC15.2 mi.(828) 837-1111
Best Western Murphy1522 Andrews RdMurphy, NC16.3 mi.(828) 837-3060
Days Inn1100 BurkemontMorganton, GA16.9 mi.(828) 430-8778
Chattahoochee Ridge LodgeHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-3144
Comfort Inn HelenEdelweiss DrHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-8000
Econo Lodge Helen749 Bruken Strase StHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-2141
Econo Lodge749 Brukenstasse StHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-2141
Heidi Motel Helen8820 North Main StHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-2689
Helendorf Aso33 MunichstrasseHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-2271
Holiday Inn Express8171 Hwy 75 NHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-8888
Ramada Limited11 Edelweiss StHelen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-1451
Unicoi State Park And Lodge1788 Hwy 356Helen, GA17.6 mi.(706) 878-2201
Hampton Inn - Helen On The River147 Unicoi StHelen, GA17.8 mi.(706) 878-3310
Hofbrauhaus Inn1 Main StHelen, GA18.1 mi.(706) 878-2248
Best Western Alpine Helen8220 S Main StHelen, GA18.3 mi.(706) 878-2111
Days Inn Helen8288 S Main StHelen, GA18.3 mi.(706) 878-4079
Super 8 Motel-helen8396 S Main StHelen, GA18.3 mi.(706) 878-2191
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson877 Edelweiss StrasseHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-9000
Comfort Inn & Suites83 Blue Rdg OverlookBlue Ridge, GA20.8 mi.(706) 946-3333
Douglas Inn & Suites1192 Windy RDG RdBlue Ridge, GA20.8 mi.(706) 258-3600
Ramada Ltd-blue Ridge30 Overview DrBlue Ridge, GA20.8 mi.(706) 632-4444
Days Inn ClevelandHwy 129Cleveland, GA22.3 mi.(706) 865-4079
Andrews Valley InnBeavercreek RdAndrews, NC23.7 mi.(888) 777-7901
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA23.8 mi.(706) 864-4343
Days Inn Dahlonega1065 Chestatee StDahlonega, GA24.2 mi.(706) 864-2338
Holiday Inn Express835 S Chestatee StDahlonega, GA24.2 mi.(706) 867-7777
Best Western Copper InnUS Hwy 64Ducktown, TN26.4 mi.(423) 496-5541
Trails End CabinsRt 1 Box 253Turtletown, TN28.3 mi.(704) 494-4610
 
Bed & Breakfast
Angels Landing Inn94 Campbell StMurphy, NC15.1 mi.(828) 835-8877

Blairsville Weather & Climate

The Mountains, due to their mild summer temperatures, have always been a welcome escape from the heat at the lower elevations. Midsummer afternoon temperatures average only around 80 degrees at elevations of 3,000 feet or higher. Nights are crisp and cool, but seldom too cold for outdoor activities or camping. In winter, snowfall is likely most years, but ski resorts use snowmaking equipment to ensure a reliable supply. Large amounts of snow and extreme low temperatures are rare except at the highest peaks. Rainfall is common in spring and summer. In spring, storm systems that bring cold weather southward reach North Carolina less often and less forcefully than in other parts of the country. Occasional invasions of cool dry air from the north continue during the summer, but are of short duration. Fall has warm days and cool nights and is the driest period.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 24°F 5.88 in. -
February 51°F 26°F 5.11 in. -
March 59°F 33°F 6.41 in. -
April 67°F 40°F 4.62 in. -
May 74°F 49°F 4.77 in. -
June 80°F 57°F 4.59 in. -
July 84°F 61°F 4.55 in. -
August 83°F 60°F 4.51 in. -
September 77°F 54°F 4.25 in. -
October 69°F 41°F 3.79 in. -
November 59°F 34°F 4.96 in. -
December 50°F 27°F 4.75 in. -

Blairsville Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 62 miles south of Blairsville in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located approximately 64 miles north of Blairsville in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lovell Field (CHA) located roughly 71 miles west of Blairsville in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and finally the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located around 71 miles southwest of Blairsville in Atlanta, Georgia.

Blairsville Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC55.0 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC55.0 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC65.8 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN67.0 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN67.0 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN72.1 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA72.2 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA74.8 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA75.6 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA81.7 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA83.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA48.4 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA72.2 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA 
Chatuge Shores Golf CourseHayesvilleNC14.2 mi.
Mountain Harbour Golf & Yacht ClubHayesvilleNC14.2 mi.
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country ClubMurphyNC15.3 mi.
Innsbruck Golf ClubHelenGA17.8 mi.
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA24.0 mi.
Copper Basin Golf ClubCopperhillTN24.4 mi.
Skitt Mountain Golf CourseClevelandGA28.3 mi.
College Park Municipal Golf CourseCollege ParkGA29.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC37.5 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC65.8 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC103.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Chatuge State ParkGA10.2 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA10.5 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA17.3 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA21.6 mi. 
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA27.1 mi. 
Black Rock Mountain State ParkGA31.1 mi. 
 
Museums
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN51.9 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN75.0 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN77.4 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN77.4 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA81.7 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC88.7 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC93.7 mi.


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