619 North Grove St.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
Phone: (706) 864-6191
Fax: (706) 864-9601
The county seat of the Lumpkin County of Georgia, Dahlonega is a city with a rich past. The first settlers of the area that was to comprise this city were the Native Americans, mainly the Cherokees and the Creeks. The Georgia Gold Rush, of which Dahlonega was the first site, saw the forced removal of the natives take effect, and the city became a mining hub for seekers of the yellow metal. In fact, the name, ‘Dahlonega’, meaning ‘yellow’ in the Cherokee language, was given owing to the deposits of gold around the city. This rich heritage is still evident in the preserved artifacts and monuments in the city, like the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site. See the website to know more about this city.
Dahlonega Gold Museum is housed in one of the oldest courthouses in the state. Tourists can admire the beautiful architecture of the courthouse and the wooden chapel. This town of Dahlonega is steeped in gold panning heritage and the exhibits, sightseeing and film documentary offered are a reflection of the same.
The Consolidated Mine is located in Lumpkin County, Georgia, United States. It was a gold mine and it was opened during the Georgia Gold Rush. Today gold extractions have been discontinued as the cost of operating the mine outweighs the value of gold. This is also one of the only mines in this area that is safe for tourists to visit. This site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1980.
The Dawson County Courthouse and Jail was constructed way back in 1858. This structure was later replaced in 1980, that is currently used as a courthouse. The historical landmark was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Found amidst the stunning scenery of Amicalola Falls State Park, this waterfall gains its name from the native Cherokee language. Amicalola, in Cherokee, literally means 'tumbling waters'. At the height of 729-foot (222 meters) this waterfall is the highest waterfall in Georgia. This white waterfalls contrasting with the emerald green of the park comes under the 7 natural wonders of Georgia. The peaceful roar of this waterfall against the vibrant backdrop of the park gets you as close to nature as you can get. Amicalola falls is famous for its hiking trails and is an ideal place for a mini getaway to nature.
Vogel State Park is a paradise for any adventure lover. Although it is one of the older parks, its popularity has only increased over the years. Vogel State Park has an area of 233-acres (94.29 hectares) is part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and also covers Lake Trahlyta. There are several primitive campsites along with activities like swimming and fishing. Check website for more.
As the name suggests, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest features two forests namely, the Oconee National Forest and Chattahoochee National Forest. This vast stretch of forestland is spread across an area of 866,468 acres (3,506 square kilometers). The forest offers plenty of fun and adventurous activities that include hiking, nature walk, camping, fishing and so forth. You can also visit on-site landmarks like Brasstown Bald, Anna Ruby Falls and Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway.
When one enters Helen in White County, Georgia, one feels transported thousands of miles to the beautiful towns of the Bavarian region, because the plan of the city and the architecture are quite similar to those of Bavaria. This was done by the city planners in order to revive the city’s economy, which was on a downward slope. Today, Helen has become a favorite tourist destination in the state, welcoming hordes of visitors all year round. To keep the tourism industry booming, the city also organizes various events, among which the Oktoberfest and the hot-air balloon race are quite popular.
This tucked-away adventure can lend excitement to a drive outside of the metro Atlanta area. The oldest vineyard in Georgia, it has recently moved to a new location in the Nacoochee Village. Habersham produces more than 10,000 bottles annually under several labels, including Habersham Estates and Creekstone. There is no need to worry about choosing the wrong one: there are wine tastings, so you can pick your favorite right on the spot, whether it's a Cabernet, Chardonnay or Reisling. While visiting, be sure to check out some of the nearby shops and services. There is also a gristmill still in operation, along with whitewater paddling and horseback riding.
This sprawling park located north of the city center is a popular avenue for sports and some fun outdoors. One end of the sprawling park offers an extensive array of sports facilities ranging from baseball and softball fields and tennis courts to football fields and even a golf course. Besides this, the park houses an indoor recreation center offering a fitness centers, basketball courts and event facilities. Biking enthusiasts can utilize the picturesque mountain bike trail, while nature-lovers can explore the lush expanse. There are picnic pavilions as well. Check website for more.
The experience of picking fresh produce is unlike any other, and it can't get any fresher than this. Operating in north Georgia since the 1940s, the farm's scheduled pickings include strawberries in the spring, peaches in the summer and apples in the fall. An on-site bakery and farmer's market offer fresh breads, apple cider and apple slush as well as preserves, apple butter, honey and peach jam. Group tours are available to lead you through the farm's operations and direct you to the petting zoo.
The University of North Georgia is a co-educational establishment that provides education in the field of accounting, computers, Chinese language, Criminal Justice and International Affairs among others. It is one of the prestigious institutions of the country. The campus located in Cumming offers students world-class facilities and a conducive environment to study and learn from dedicated teachers.