What to Do in the North Georgia Mountains Near Dahlonega
There is no shortage of things to do in Dahlonega and the surrounding areas.
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Historic Dahlonega- Site of the first major gold rush and considered to be one of the most quaint and picturesque historical towns in the North Georgia mountains. Visit the historical square with all of the shops and restaurants.
Great Dining- Visit the Where to Eat page for suggestions, descriptions and contact information for the area's restaurants or experience an organic farm harvest dinner.
Visit the Gold Museum on the square to learn the history of the area or take a tour into a mine shaft to learn how gold was processed.
Seasonal Festivals/Special Events- From the famous Gold Rush to Bear on the Square Festivals. Also special bike races and seasonal events such as the 6 Gap Century Bike race and Christmas festivities. Visit festivals for more information.
Beautiful Waterfalls- Lumpkin County and the Dahlonega area have many waterfalls to see. Desoto Falls is north of the inn and a guest favorite. Raven Cliffs Falls is east of the inn and a great place to hike. Tallulah Gorge is east of the inn and makes a great daytrip.
Amicalola Falls State Park- See the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi. Hike up to the falls, fish in the trout pond or hike to the start of the Appalachian Trail.
Sautee/Nacoochee Valley- The Pottery Museum in Sautee/Nacoochee is not too far away and is very interesting. Located southwest of Helen.
Catch trophy trout in the many streams and lakes.
Vineyards/Wineries- This area is rapidly becoming the wine region of North Georgia. Several vineyards are nearby with tours, wine tastings, winemakers dinners and special events. Visit wineries nearby for more information.
Hiking- The National Forests own thousands of acres of mountain forests. The beginning of the Appalachian Trail is nearby. Public access is available for hiking and exploring nature.
Go tubing, kayaking or canoeing on the Chestatee or Etowah Rivers with Appalachian Outfitters (706) 864-7117. Great way to cool off in the summer. Bring some old towels to dry off.
Swimming in a Cool Mountain Creek- Many of the locals enjoy Dick's Creek for cooling off during those warm summer days. Located a short drive from the inn the creek features large rocks for sun bathing and cool pools of mountain stream water. Bring your bathing suit and beach towels.
Zip Lining near Helen. After zip lining stop by Habersham Winery for a glass of wine.
Horseback Trail Rides- Call (706) 867-9167 for information.
Bicycling- Ride your road bicycle up the mountain to Suches on Highway 19 that adjoins our property (very popular) or mountain bike in the national forests. Tour de Georgia 2008 had its Stage 5 Finish in Dahlonega.
Enjoy live music at the Crimson Moon,Shenanigan's Irish Pub, Spirits Tavern or other places around town. Certain seasons have first Friday night free concerts in downtown Hancock Park and Appalachian Jam sessions on weekends near the Gold Museum.
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