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Welcome to Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia – An Authentic, Award-Winning, Appalachian Mountain Destination known as “The Heart of the North Georgia Mountains” & “The Heart of Georgia Wine County”
Dahlonega is the tourism hub of the southern Appalachian Mountain and Northeast Georgia region. An “Authentic” getaway only an hour north of Atlanta, Dahlonega was the site of the first major U.S. gold rush in 1828 and continues its heritage with gold-themed itineraries and gold mine attractions as well as the old courthouse Dahlonega Gold Museum.
From visual and performing “Arts” to healing and culinary arts, Dahlonega’s National Registered Historic Downtown pampers the soul! The shopping, dining, music, and business district offers an excellent variety for arts and culture paired with preserved architecture. Traditions at North Georgia College & State University enhance the history, culture, and patriotic spirit embodied by the entire Dahlonega, Lumpkin County Seat, experience.
“Agritourism” and our award-winning wine region offer tons of farm-based fun (and grape production!). With vineyards, farmers markets, restaurants offering “farm-to-table” dining, petting zoos and wildlife preserves, Dahlonega has many ag entertainment options. Wine enthusiasts can tour the Dahlonega Wine Trail to experience unique wineries and learn first-hand from the vintners what it takes to coax award-winning wines from ground to grape to glass. Each year brings a new vintage and hundreds of newlyweds. Dahlonega’s wine region has quickly become Georgia’s premier mountain destination wedding venue!
“Adventure” seekers can view waterfalls and unwind with water sports. Nature lovers can photograph the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi and take to miles of trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking, including the Appalachian Trail. Refresh in lakes and rivers with lazy tubing, canoeing and kayaking, or fishing. Golfers enjoy the fairways of Dahlonega’s picturesque Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Our Mountain roadways are now famous for their challenging bicycling terrain hosting near 3,000 cyclists for the annual fall Six Gap Century Bike Ride. Come outdoors just for the fresh air of the Chattahoochee National Forest or for hunting geo-cached treasures.
We invite you to the north Georgia mountains to rediscover Dahlonega’s golden town with no rush, tour and taste the wine country, experience a full calendar of festivals and events, rest in accommodations from B & B’s to Cabins to Hotels, and enjoy our outdoor strolls and sports. Travel Safely and Have fun!