Things to Do

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa

202 Talmer Grizzle Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533 - (706) 867-8134

A Luxury Bed & Breakfast
with Country Charm
www.mountainlaurelcreek.com

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 Thomas Chocolates]
• 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 Dahlonega’s 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 Pub.
• 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: March 8 & 9, Dahlonega Literary Festival, March 14 -16 Dahlonega Trail Fest, March 21-22 Georgia Wine Highway

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.

JULY: Fourth of July Festival, parade and fireworks.

 

Sept: Six Gap Bike Ride - end of Sept.

 

OCTOBER - 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.


Here are a few things to see and do while enjoying your stay in the North Georgia Mountains

Canoe - Kayak, and Tubing

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo

Cycling

Dahlonega Arts Council - Olde Cannery Arts Center

Dahlonega Fudge Factory

Dahlonega Visitors Center

Day Spa - Oasis Spa at MLC

Entertainment Guide

Fishing

Fly Fishing - Field & Fly Guide Service, Guiding the Chestetee River

Festivals and Events

the Funky Chicken Art Project (Regional Art Gallery)

Gibbs Gardens

Gold Museum

Gold Panning

Golfing

Hiking

Horseback Riding

Holly Theatre- in Dahlonega

Kangaroo Conservation Center

Paul Thomas Chocolates

Simply Taste Buds

Shopping

a Victorian Cowgirl (gift shop/antiques/garden art)

Waterfalls

Wet Pets - Koi pond and water garden center

Whitewater Rafting

Winery & Vineyards

For Additional information on things to do, visit Dahlonega's Website at www.dahlonega.org

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Dennis Hoover & David Mulcahy
Innkeepers and Owners
202 Talmer Grizzle Rd.,
Dahlonega, GA 30533
(P) 706-867-8134
www.mountainlaurelcreek.com

e-mail: info@mountainlaurelcreek.com

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