Nestled among the Appalachian Mountains, the small town of Blairsville features several Air BNB destinations for visitors and a quaint pooch-friendly atmosphere for residents. Pup parents also will not have to search far for a veterinarian clinic in town. There are two qualified clinics providing both routine appointments and emergency care.
Pups who enjoy spending time outdoors will have fun at the Union County Recreation Complex! The park is well maintained and you can walk around the perimeter of the park, then relax on a shaded bench while the kids play on the playground. Teenagers will have fun at the skate park and younger children will enjoy the splash pad.
If you have family or friends visiting with their furry pals, consider staying at the Paradise Hills Winery Resort and Spa. The resort welcomes two pups of any size for an additional fee, but they cannot be left in the room unattended. You can enjoy a wine tasting or spa day while your pooch strolls around the beautiful gardens on a leash.
One of the best pup-friendly restaurants in town is Jim’s Smokin’ Que on Gainsville Hwy. You and Fido can enjoy some BBQ on the outdoor patio and relax in the fresh air. If you are craving some Italian food, head over to Michaelee’s Italian Life Caffe for some pasta while relaxing at the tables out front or the back patio.
Families and their pups who call Blairsville their home love spending time outdoors hiking and visiting local parks and campgrounds. Travelers and their pups who drive up from Atlanta will also enjoy the small town feel and friendly residents.
Pups in Blairsville love spending the day at the Union County Dog Park across from the popular Meeks Park. While Meeks Park does not allow dogs, you can take your pup across the road to Union County, a small fenced in area where he can spend some time off-leash. You will need to bring your own doggie waste bags and bottles of water. After socializing with other pups in the off-leash area, take Fido for a walk along the hiking trails. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash and you will see a variety of wildlife including lots of squirrels! If you get hungry while out hiking, head over to the Aviator Café for some deli-style menu options. You can relax at one of the outdoor tables and enjoy your meal.
In the North Blairsville neighborhood, Poteete Creek Campground is a fun destination for families and their pups. The friendly staff will help you set up your campsite, and Fido is welcome to walk around the area on a leash. Kids can enjoy the playground and there is a beach nearby on Nottely Lake. Take Fido out on the boat dock or sit along the banks of the water and catch some fish. You can invite friends for a picnic, and they are welcome to bring their furry family members while you enjoy the peaceful area.
The Nottely River Campground-Cabin features campsites for tents, RV’s, and cabins you can rent. The owners are friendly and helpful, and you and Fido can fish in the river and catch some trout. You need to keep your pup on a leash when walking through the area, and be sure to bring some doggie waste bags. While hiking along the pathways, your pup will love sniffing the plants and rolling in the grass. Since many of the campsites are close to the water, you can enjoy the views and listen to the sounds of the river. After getting some exercise with Fido, relax at a shaded picnic table and enjoy a snack.
Another great campground in Blairsville is the Crossing Creeks RV Resort & Spa on Mountain Creek Road. The quiet and peaceful atmosphere is perfect for pups and their parents who are looking for a place to relax and enjoy nature. The friendly staff can answer your questions, and you can hike along the mountain trails with your pup. There is a swimming pool availabl,e and you and Fido can stroll through the campground and admire the landscape, just be sure to keep your pups on a leash and bring your own doggie waste bags. The spa is perfect if you need a massage after a day of hiking and if you and your pup enjoy amazing views, be sure to reserve one of the premium spots.