Fun things to do when staying @ Copperhead
Copperhead Lodge, Blairsville, GA is centrally located for exploring the natural beauty, historic landmarks, and annual festivals of the North Georgia Mountains. Whether planning a romantic getaway, family vacation, or special event there is an activity to fit your lifestyle.
Whether you want a laid-back kind of day or adventure there are plenty of options. Like wine-tasting at the local vineyards, waterfall tours, antiquing, arts and crafts shows, and farmers markets. For the adventurous, there is biking, hiking, trout fishing, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, and motorcycling to name a few.
Local & Regional Attractions
Lake Nottely (Reservoir), Blairsville, GA - Within a fifteen minute drive from Copperhead Lodge is the scenic observation point overlooking Nottely Dam. The unspoiled reservoir of Lake Nottely covers seventy percent of the Chattahoochee National Forest. It is a great place for viewing wildlife and flora, fishing and water sports.
Vogel State Park, Blairsville, GA - A great place to view the change of the seasons and Trahlyta Falls. The Park is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Park offers hiking, picnicking and swimming in the twenty-two acre Lake Trahlyta.
Brasstown Bald, Hiawassee, GA - The highest point in Georgia (4,784'') and the Deep South with spectacular views of four states from the observation tower. Hiking, cycling, and picnicking available.
Union County Historic Court House & Museum, Blairsville, GA - Events are held throughout the year in the Town Square.
Misty Mountain Model Railroad, Blairsville, GA - The largest privately owned "O-Gauge" railroad in the country. Ride the rails to see the Southern Appalachian Mountains. (706-745-9819)
Scenic Driving/Riding Tours - Experience the finest highways and road systems the mountains have to offer.
Vineyards & Wineries - The beauty of the vineyards and the quality of wines produced along the Georgia Wine Highway in Northeast Georgia is understated. You will find that not only does Georgia grow peaches, but grapes too.
Local & Regional Waterfalls - Visit Your Favorite Or See Them All - Great Day Tour
- Helton Creek Falls
- Sea Creek Falls
- Trahlyta Falls
- Falls Branch Falls
- Little Rock Creek Falls
- Long Creek Falls
- Mountaintown Creek Trail
- Amicalola Falls
Home of the Best Motorcycling Roads in the Country
The North Georgia Mountains, bordered by North Carolina and Tennessee, are home to some of the best Motorcycling roads in the Country. Copperhead Lodge is headquarters to the newest of these attractions - The Gauntlet. Cherohala Skyway, Deals Gap (The Dragon), Six Gap, Moonshiner 28, Blue Ridge Parkway and others make easy day rides when staying at Copperhead Lodge. Whether you opt to travel these famous roads, or just tool along the many great "unknowns", the North Georgia Mountains will give you a riding experience second to none.
Blairsville, Union County and North Georgia Mountain Festivals
Blairsville - Union County, GA is known for its annual festivals to celebrate harvest seasons and to pass-on the mountain ways. From some of the best honey in the world to fresh made Sorghum, and just-picked Apples; visitors can sample North Georgia''s finest foods during the annual festivals.
You will get a glimpse of the past at festivals honoring the life ways and folk traditions of this mountain community. From the Annual Scottish Festival, the Bluegrass Festival, to the Moonshine Festival, you''ll come away with a new appreciation for mountain folk. Check our calendar for the latest information on North Georgia Mountain festivals.
Other Nearby Attractions
Odom Springs Winery - just one mile from Copperhead Lodge
Apple Orchard Alley - Eleven of North GA Finest Apple Orchards, Ellijay, GA.
Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo -over 100 different species of animals. Picnic tables are available. Dahlonega, GA.
Alpine Village of Helen - Step back in time in this Swiss Alpine Village - Helen, GA.
Tennessee Aquarium – For the young and young at heart. Chattanooga, TN.
Consolidated Gold Mines - Learn mining techniques of the 1800''s. Guided tours, gold panning, and gem rubbing. Dahlonega, GA.
Hillcrest Orchard''s Petting Zoo - Baby animals for all ages to cuddle (seasonal) Ellijay, GA.
Historic Downtown Blue Ridge - Visit the quaint shops, Blue Ridge Train Depot, and the downtown City Park.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway - View the Southern Appalachian Mountains along the scenic Toccoa River, Blue Ridge, GA.
Mercier Orchards - One of the Largest Apple Orchards in the Southeast. Located on Hwy 5 in Blue Ridge, GA.
Swan Drive- In - Experience Outdoor Movies - Great Family Fun. Open year-round, Blue Ridge, GA.
King Kong Zoological Park - Just 30 minutes from the Resort, from exotic animals to white tigers, all ages will enjoy this zoological park. Murphy, NC.
Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride - Georgia''s premier cycling venue. Ride the same roads as the elite Tour de Georgia. Dahlonega, GA
North Georgia Canopy Tours - You can experience a tree-top adventure on Georgia’s ultimate Zip line. Lula, GA.
Ocoee River Whitewater Rafting, Ducktown, TN/McCaysville, GA - Less than 30 miles from the Resort where a thrilling adventure awaits you. Over twenty continuous Class III and IV Rapids that drop 260'' from start to finish. Host site of the 1996 Olympic canoe & kayak slalom competition.
Nantahala River Whitewater Rafting, Nantahala, NC - short drive from the Resort. One of America''s most popular family friendly, exciting whitewater rivers. Nantahala rafting features eight miles of practice on easy Class II rapids before splashing through the exciting Class III whitewater of Nantahala Falls.
Toccoa River Tubing, Kayaking & Canoeing, North Georgia - 20 minutes from the Resort. A little less excitement, but just as much fun to relax and float down the river.
Boating or Wakeboarding on Lake Chatuge
Young Harris Water Sports is North Georgia''s premier source for world class boat and jet ski rentals, water sports equipment, wakeboarding lessons and camps - offering the ONLY Cable Park for wakeboarding in North Georgia. Whether you''re looking for a fun and exciting day on the lake or you''re looking to plan your next family vacation, you can count on Young Harris Water Sports to bring you the best service and water sports rental equipment. See all activities on their website. Book your activity with your reservation and SAVE $$.