Happy New Year and thank you for visiting Union Realty.

For those thinking they would love to have a place among our mountains, come on! There is no better time to be a buyer than after the holidays during the quiet time. You get a much better sense of what it is like to live here during the first three months of the year. Even if you are buying a vacation home, there is plenty to do in the Blairsville area.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Shenandoah National Park and many other national parks are generally open in the winter, just check the websites for any road closures.

How about a spa trip and a horseback ride through the mountains in the winter? From a 1 hour guided trail ride to a catered picnic lunch during your ride, Brasstown Valley Spa can customize your adventure. Be sure to think about that relaxing massage after the ride.

While the cold weather may keep some of the visitor away, it sure brings in the trout! All designated trout waters are now open year round. Trout need clean, cold water to survive. Check out the Georgia weekly fishing report to see what is biting and where. This site will give you trout stream maps.

How about a walk through the natural environments that surround Murphy, NC. From the historic town center to the old L&N trail head Depot you can see the winter beauty surrounding these rivers and low lands areas. With 2 miles of walking trails the Murphy Riverwalk is always a joy and just down the road from the Blairsville, Ga. Area.

Come see the mountains show off their “other” season. Be sure to stop by and say hello !