Dahlonega Georgia, nestled in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a convergence of gold history,
wine country, the arts, and natural beauty. With no lack of things
to do, you will find yourself wanting to come back again and again.
To get you started, we have created some recommended itineraries depending
upon how many days you will be in the area. We are also happy to help
you customize your trip to make it even more special.
If only one day,
Shop the historic
Dahlonega Square [www.dahlonega.org]
in the morning and be sure to stop by Paul Thomas Chocolates and pick
up some hand crafted goodies to enjoy later in the day. [Paul
Heading north out of the town square, have lunch on the outdoor
deck overlooking the Appalachian Mountains at Wolf Mountain Winery,
Thursday Sunday. [Link]
After lunch continue on the Georgia Wine Highway for a visit
to Three Sisters Winery and sample their wines. [Link]
Check into Mountain Laurel Creek and experience a little pampering
at the Oasis Spa. All spa services are by prior reservation. [Link]
Before heading out for dinner, enjoy a glass of wine in our
Pub or outside on your private balcony.
End the evening with dinner at Montaluce [Link]
or the Corkscrew Café [Link].
If you have two days,
Start your day exploring
Dahlonegas gold history with a visit to the Gold Museum [Link]
located in the center of the historic Dahlonega Square followed by
a tour of the Consolidated Gold Mine where you can also learn to pan
for gold. [Link]
Change into your hiking shoes, bring along some trail mix and
walk one of the several area trails [Hiking]
many ending at a water fall destination. We can give you some recommendations
based upon the length and level of difficulty you are up to!
Back to Mountain Laurel Creek, put your tired feet up and unwind
with a glass of wine (or celebrate with a split of champagne if it
was a challenging hike!) and cheese and crackers from the Copper Penny
Dinner at the Back Porch Oyster Bar followed by a live music
show at the Crimson Moon.
If you have three or
more days, mix
and match from the following:
Explore the local art galleries at the Folkways
Craft Gallery & Tasting Room and A Victorian
Cowgirl . Also stop by the Folk Pottery Museum [Link].
Horseback Riding at Sunny Farms [Link]
or Gold City Corral [Link].
Spend a day fishing [Fishing],
rent a canoe or kayak and float down the Chestatee River [Link].
Take a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway [Link].
* Festival and special events through
out the year:
March 8 & 9, Dahlonega
Literary Festival, March 14 -16 Dahlonega
Trail Fest, March 21-22 Georgia
APRIL: Third full weekend in April. Bear on the Square Mountain Festival. Traditional appalacain arts and crafts and music on the square.
MAY: 3rd full weekend in May. Mountain Flower Art Festival. Regional Fine arts festival on the square.
Fourth of July Festival, parade and fireworks.
Six Gap Bike Ride - end
- Third full weekend - Gold Rush Festival in downtown Dahlonega. Arts
and Crafts Festival - over 200,000 people attend.
DECEMBER: Month long Christmas celebration in Dahlonega.