• "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

Unicoi State Park  (800) 573-9659
   1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545

Situated on 1,063 acres between the Chattahoochee National Forest and the Alpine village of Helen, Unicoi State Park is a secluded retreat for business meetings, family gatherings, or retreats. Hiking boots are the preferred mode of transportation at Unicoi State Park, the ultimate retreat for those fishing for an outdoor adventure. The lodge boasts spacious conference rooms and 100 guest rooms with mountain views. Guests can enjoy the park's 12 miles of nature and hiking trails lake and trout stream fishing, lighted tennis courts, softball and volleyball area, picnic facilities, mountain biking, and a year-round schedule of activities.

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