This is the first phase of the Highlander Union County Travel App. Be sure to check the box in the app store to be notified of updates. We will constantly be adding more useful information and features as technology advances to make your mountain experience even better.
Photos: Turn your device sideways to see larger photos, maps can only be viewed in a portrait view.
Navigation: The back button will take you back in history, the top bar will take you back to the home page with the navigation categories.
Maps: You must have the GPS turned on for your mobile device and accept the request to use your location so that the device can use your phone's GPS capabilities. Once the message pops up and asks for permission to use your current location, it shouldn't ask again, the phone should know to automatically use the GPS while you are using this app.
Map Directions: Wait for the entire map to load with the route from your device to the location, then scroll down with your finger to get the directions.
Google Maps: If you are having any problems with getting the maps to show the proper location, it is because Google Maps or your GPS are having an issue at that time, try again later. All maps have been checked and verified, although we have no control over any technical issues deriving from weather or Google Maps.
Disclaimer: We went to great lengths to GPS the locations within this app. The GPS function of this app is controlled by the GPS chosen for your device, therefore the accuracy of the routing and directions are directly linked to the accuracy of your device, not the programming.
We always welcome suggestions, if you have a suggestion or comment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the depths of Lake Nottely’s deep blue waters, to the beauty of Vogel State Park; from the heights of Brasstown Bald, to a section of the renowned Appalachian Trail, Union County, is by far one of the most beautiful and diverse mountain regions in all the Blue Ridge Mountain Province. Mountain vistas stretch beyond the horizon offering an experience that both captivates the eye and moves the soul.
Nearly half of Union County resides in the Chattahoochee National Forest, taking up 98,000-acres, brimming with wilderness lands, wildlife, wildflowers, unique foliage and forestlands. The County is a wonderland of outdoor recreation, events and festivals, a historic downtown, farmsteads and museums, all located in quaint mountain township communities. The landscape is made up of broad valleys and meadowlands, lakes both big and small, and rushing waterways all waiting to be explored. You’ll find hiking, fishing, camping, boating, water-skiing, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, ornithology (bird-watching), an archaeological site to explore, scenic driving tours, plus there’s the nearby Ocoee River for exciting whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Rounding out all of Union County’s popular festivals and events, are, shopping, dining, lodging, a challenging public golf course, a highly rated municipal park and city airport, a stately community center, a two-year state of the art technical college, the Saddle Club Arena, the Union County Historical Society, the historic Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center, a popular farmers market, a county resident cannery, and the University of Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center, plus so much more.
Union County in association with the Blue Ridge Highlander has provided this in-depth mobile App as a guide to help visitors and residents alike locate the best Blairsville - Union County has to offer.
The Union County Community Center is home to the Blairsville - Union County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s office is located within its grand welcoming hall, provides the friendly helpful service one should expect when visiting this state of the art center. Visitor’s can gather a mountain of material in the comfort of lounge style setting while planning their visit, or dream of relocation and retirement within the boundaries of beautiful and adventurous Union County.
Union County was established in 1832, primarily by the Scott-Irish who began to arrive after the discovery of gold in North Georgia in 1828. Adiscovery that forced the removal of the Cherokee People during this time. The settlement of Union County is a tale that began when gold strikes and logging were king in the land, when pioneers and settlers etched out meager livings while family and kin held heritage sacred in their hearts. The Union County seat was established in the town of Blairsville in 1835.