Searching for things to do in Dahlonega? Enjoy delightful culinary experiences and authentic Appalachian Mountain destinations in Dahlonega and the Lumpkin County area. Whether you’re a food enthusiast looking for casual or fine dining options, or an adventurer seeking outdoor activities and cultural attractions, we have something for everyone. Indulge your taste buds at renowned restaurants, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Amicalola Falls State Park, take a scenic train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, or visit the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo. Explore the rich history of the area at various museums and mines, and don’t forget to experience the award-winning wines from the North Georgia wineries.
Nature & Outdoors
Experience the pristine beauty of Dahlonega’s landscapes offers endless opportunities for exploration, relaxation, and adventure.
- Amicalola Falls State Park
Discover 829 acres of North Georgia mountain wilderness at Amicalola Falls State Park, home to the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River, and a gateway to the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail.
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd, Dawsonville, GA
- Gibbs Garden
A scenic 45-minute drive from downtown Dahlonega, you can explore 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens.
1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA
- Appalachian Outfitters River Outpost
For those eager to explore the Chestatee River, they offer canoeing, kayaking, and tubing adventures.
2084 South Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA
Discover the charm and allure of the region with our guide to top local attractions. There is something for everyone here!
- Planetarium & Observatory
Experience the night sky like never before at the star theater, offering free public shows and celestial viewing, equipped with a Digistar 5 digital planetarium system that simulates the universe’s wonders.
Directions, Parking & Accessibility Info
Observatory (706) 864-8642 | Planetarium (706) 864-1471
- Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Embark on a nostalgic 26-mile round-trip journey from Blue Ridge, GA to Copperhill, TN on a 1905 train for an unforgettable scenic experience..
241 Depot St, Blue Ridge, GA
- Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo
Explore the diversity of wildlife across 20 acres at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, featuring over 100 animals from various species.
469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega, GA
Museums & History
- Dahlonega Walking Tours
Choose several different tours such as Historic Ghost Walk, Wine Tours and Pub Crawls.
19 East Main St, Dahlonega, GA
- Consolidated Gold Mines
Built in the early 1900’s, it was the largest gold mining operation east of the Mississippi River. Tour the gold mine and pan for gold.
185 Consolidated Gold Mine Road, Dahlonega, GA
- Crisson Gold Mine
Crisson Gold mine is an actual open pit gold mine, established in 1847.
2736 Morrison Moore Parkway E, Dahlonega, GA
- Dahlonega Gold Museum
Start your gold fever with a visit to the Gold Museum located in the oldest existing courthouse in Georgia.
1 Public Square, Dahlonega, GA
- Dahlonega Visitor Center
Start your visit in Northeast GA by getting all your plans at the Visitor Center.
13 South Park St, Dahlonega, GA
- Holly Theatre
Located just off the historic square, the theater is a fully renovated theatre built in 1946. Live theatre and music.
69 West Main St, Dahlonega, GA
Dahlonega GA Restaurants
Enjoy casual and fine dining for a delightful culinary experience in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County area.
- Bourbon Street Grille
Bourbon Street Grille features Cajun-inspired dining, oysters, & more. Two full bars offer fine wines, craft beers, and cocktails. Intimate seating includes a balcony overlooking the historic square. Check their website for hours.
90 A Public Square North, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Family owned café with authentic German and Swiss specialties. Check their website for hours.
77-A Memorial Dr., Dahlonega GA 30533
- Frogtown Cellars Bistro
Frogtown Cellars Winery and Vineyard offers lunch and dinner on the weekends. Dinner reservations are required. Check their website for hours.
300 Damascus Church Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Italian restaurant open every day for lunch and dinner. Just a few blocks off the square. Check their website for hours.
51 N. Grove St., Dahlonega, GA 30533
Italian and pizza. Large selection of craft and draft beers and wine. Check their website for hours.
16 Public Square South, Dahlonega, GA 30533
- LeVigne Ristorante
Located at Montaluce Winery & Estates. Check their website for hours and call for reservations.
501 Hightower Church Rd, Dahlonega, GA 30533
- Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub
“The Pub” to its loyal guests and staff— is the “Cheers” of Dahlonega. A welcoming place to enjoy delicious food and drinks while making friends & memories. Check their website for hours.
87 N. Chestatee St, Dahlonega, GA 30533
- Spirits Tavern
Friendly bar with pub food featuring gourmet burgers and specialty cocktails. Check their website for hours.
19 E. Main Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
- The Blue Bicycle
A bistro located in Dawsonville about 25 minutes away. Check the website for hours. Fine dining with locally grown fresh dishes that change with the season.
671 Lumpkin Campground Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534
- White Oaks Bistro
Located down the road from us off of Porter Springs Rd. Check website for hours. Fine dining in the mountains.
211 Burgundy Way, Dahlonega, GA 30533
Taste award-winning wines from the foothills of North Georgia mountains, Georgia’s first AVA wine growing region.
- Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
Located about 5 minutes from our Inn. Check their website for hours. Weekend brunch requires reservations. Enjoy their offerings and breathtaking views.
180 Wolf Mountain Trail, Dahlonega, GA
- Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery
A moonshine distillery near Dawsonville GA. next to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame
415 Highway 53 E Ste 120, Dawsonville, GA
- Montaluce Winery & Estates
Located about 15 minutes from MLC. Wine Tastings Mon-Sat 11 am -5 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm. Lunch – Monday through Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. Dinner – Sat 5:30 pm to 9 pm RSVP.
501 Hightower Church Road, Dahlonega, GA
- Three Sisters Vineyards
Located about 10 minutes from MLC. Three Sisters Vineyards is “Dahlonega’s First Family Farm Winery” and Lumpkin County’s founding wine grape grower. Hours: Thurs-Sat 11- 5pm, Sunday: 1-5pm. December hours: Sat & Sun 11-5 with Holiday Open House. Deli items and cheeses available. Closed in January.
439 Vineyard Way, Dahlonega, GA
- Frogtown Cellars
Located about 10 minutes from MLC. Hours: M-Fri.12-5pm, Sat. 10:30-6pm, Sun. 12:30-5pm. Friday to Sunday features Bistro lunches (hot paninis & salads ala carte from 12-3pm). Sunday Brunch 12:30 -2pm. Frogtown Italian Bistro open Friday and Saturday evening 5:30 – 8pm.
3300 Damascus Church Road, Dahlonega, GA
- Cavender Creek Vineyards
Located about 8 minutes from MLC. Check their website for current hours.
3610 Cavender Creek Road, Dahlonega, GA
Additional tasting at Canvas & Cork
90 N. Meaders Street, Dahlonega, GA
- Accent Cellars
Dahlonega’s newest winery, Open 7 days. Sun-Friday 12:30-7pm, Sat. 11-8pm.
215 Auraria Road, Dahlonega, GA
- Etowah Meadery
Located about 9 minutes from MLC. Hours: Friday & Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 1-5pm. Features Honey Wine.
3003 Morrison Moore Pkwy E, Dahlonega, GA
- Cottage Vineyard and Winery
Tasting Room Hours: 12-6 Mon – Sat, 12:35 – 6pm Sun. The Cottage Vineyard & Winery sits amongst the scenic North Georgia mountains and is just a few miles from Cleveland, Georgia. The amazing views all year round will astound you for natures beauty alone. Come for a short visit and stay for the day. About 25 minutes away from MLC.
5050 Hwy 129 N, Cleveland, GA
- Kaya Vineyards
Located about 12 minutes from MLC. Hours: Wed-Sat 11-5pm, Sunday 12:30-5pm.
5400 Town Creek Road, Dahlonega, GA
These wineries are not located in the Dahlonega AVA, but are within an hour’s drive.
- Habersham Vineyards Winery
7025 S. Main Street, Helen, GA
Sample in downtown Dahlonega at Dahlonega Tasting Room.
- Hightower Creek Vineyards
7150 Canaan Dr., Hiawassee, GA
- Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 Hwy 255, Cleveland, GA
- Cartecay Vineyards
5704 Clear Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA
Sample in Clarksville at Wild Berry Cottage.
- Sharp Mountain Vineyards
110 Rathgeb Trail, Jasper, GA
- 12 Spies Vineyards
550 Black Branch Rd, Rabun Gap, GA
- Serenberry Vineyards
Open Saturdays only.
450 Tipton Trail, Morganton, GA
- Georgia Winery
6469 Battlefield Pkwy, Ringgold, GA
Located near the TN border, but they do have a tasting room located in downtown Dahlonega at the Dahlonega Walking Tours office.
- Tiger Mountain Vineyards & Winery
2592 Old Hwy 441 North, Tiger GA
Sample in downtown Dahlonega at Naturally Georgia Tasting Room.
- Crane Creek Vineyards
916 Crane Creek Rd, Young Harris, GA
Crane Creek also has a small tasting room in Downtown Dahlonega.
- Stonewall Creek Vineyards
323 Standing Deer Lane, Tiger, GA
- Serenity Cellars
265 Laurel Ridge Rd, Cleveland, GA
- Paradise Hills Vineyard
366 Paradise Rd, Blairsville, GA
- Engelheim Vineyards
127 Lakeview Rd, Ellijay, GA
- Chateau Meichtry
2100 Orchard Ln, Talking Rock, GA
- Odom Springs
637 Odom Rd, Blairsville, GA
- Fainting Goat Vineyards
201 Vineyard Way, Jasper, GA
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