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Dahlonega Gold Museum

HISTORIC DAHLONEGA is the site of the FIRST gold rush in America & home to North Georgia College. The downtown square is on the "National Register" with lovely shops, restaurants and the Dahlonega "Gold Museum". The museum is housed in the old courthouse where this famous quotation was heard..."There's gold in them thar hills". Close to town are authentic mines where you can pan for gold and gems.

Hall's Block in downtown DahlonegaDahlonega -- the name means Gold in Cherokee. Licklog, Dahlonega's first name, was a place deer would come and drink water. Benjamin Parks was hunting deer here in 1828 when he stumbled on the purest vein of gold in the world.
 
DID YOU KNOW?  Gold on the dome of the State Capitol in Atlanta was mined in Dahlonega?  Applied in very thin layers, more than 80 ounces of 23 karet gold are currently atop the dome.

The vintage HOLLY THEATRE, near the town square, has been restored and now shows first run movies and wonderful plays.
 
We are in the heart of GEORGIA WINE COUNTRY with 4 vineyards  (Three Sisters Vineyards, Frogtown Cellars, Blackstock Vineyards & Wolf Mountain Vineyards) only minutes from the cabin!  Indulge yourself in wine tasting, dining and "wine festivals" during the year at these vineyards.
 
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MOUNTAIN BIKING is popular on our varied roads and trails.  Activities planned during the year include the annual "Tour de Georgia" bike race in April and a 3 & 6 gap mountain bike race in Sept.



The APPALACHIAN TRAIL begins at Springer Mountain near Amicalola Falls State Park, 15 miles west of town, but it can also be accessed quite near our cabin!
Big Bald

TUBING, CANOEING & RAFTING: If you're adventurous, go rafting, tubing or canoeing with several outfitters  in the area! 

 


OTHER ACTIVITIES include FISHING in creeks, rivers & trophy trout streams; gold and gem grubbing mines; a premium outlet mall; the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, several area golf courses (including the Jack Nicklaus course in Dahlonega); antique hunting and horseback riding stables.  
Northstar Stables           
 
And don't forget Brasstown Bald, highest mountain in Georgia and it's interperative center, north of us near Blairsville, Ga. (Closed in winter.)
Aerial shot of Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest point
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALPINE HELEN is an old logging town that was transformed into a lovely Bavarian Village famous for it's Octoberfest, Balloon Races, quaiHelen, Georgiant shops and more.  It's only 17 miles from the cabin.
 


 
 
                                                
 
On your way to Helen, stop in Cleveland to visit "Babyland General Hospital".  You can watch Cabbage Patch Dolls being born, "adopt" a baby and shop in their gift shop during your free tour. 
 
STATE PARKS in the area are Vogel, Amicalola Falls, Unocoi, Smithgall Woods and Moccasin Creek. They have beautiful lakes, waterfalls, guest lodges with restaurants, plus cabins and recreational facilities such as boating, swimming, camping, fishing and mini-golf. 
 

Lake  & swimming beach at Vogel State Park


 

Dahlonega Information

Helen Information

Georgia Wineries

Three Sisters Vineyards

Georgia State Parks

N.E. Georgia & Lumpkin Co. Information