• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Gardens & Parks

Amicalola Falls  (800) 573-9656
  418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Road, Dawsonville, GA 30564

Just a short drive from Dahlonega is one of Georgia's most admired and visited state parks - Amicalola Falls State Park. Amicalola is a Cherokee word that means "tumbling waters" and refers to the 729-foot waterfall located at the park - the tallest east of the Mississippi River.

An 8.5-mile approach trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Numerous other trails are also available for shorter hikes.

The stunning lodge is popular with guests who prefer first-class amenities and convenient comforts, while a 5-mile hike leads to a one-of-a-kind lodging experience at the Len Foote Hike Inn.

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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.