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 at art technical college, the Saddle Club Arena, the Union County Historical Society, the historic Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center, a miniature railroad museum, 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 Union County has to offer.