Jan03

Winter Hiking: How to Have a Great Hike and Stay Safe

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Winter Hiking: How to Have a Great Hike and Stay Safe

Late fall begins my favorite season to hike in the mountains. There are many reasons why winter is the best time of year to get out on the trail.

Dec29

Holiday High Jinks

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

Holiday High Jinks

Readers of our hometown newspaper, the Dahlonega Nugget, might argue that the weekly incidents in the "Crime Beat" section could rival the comic pages of any larger publication in how humorous they are. What makes the Crime Beat different than the comics is that the situations reported are all true.

Dec19

Photographing Waterfalls: How to Make the Most of Your Camera

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures, Misc

Photographing Waterfalls: How to Make the Most of Your Camera

North Georgia is blessed with an abundance of water flowing through the Appalachian Mountains. When this water encounters hard caprock or a particularly steep section, the result is often a waterfall or cascade. Waterfalls become a destination for hikers and sightseers. In fact, many of the hiking trails here in the mountains exist only to lead to a waterfall.

Dec15

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas: Shop Local in Dahlonega!

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Shopping

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas: Shop Local in Dahlonega!

Sometimes it’s a struggle to shop for Christmas gifts, but with more than 60 retail shops Dahlonega is the perfect place to create or shop for a unique gift for your loved ones this Christmas season. Check out these shops for last minute holiday gift ideas found right here in downtown Dahlonega!

Dec02

The Dahlonega General Store Has a Warming Feel of Simpler Times

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // Trip Ideas, History & Heritage, Shopping

The Dahlonega General Store Has a Warming Feel of Simpler Times

Nestled in North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits the small town of Dahlonega.  The site of our nation’s first gold rush in 1828, the city is filled with history and tradition.  The Historic Public Square has kept its timeless feel and character alive with its historical presence, significance, and architecture. The original courthouse, built in 1836, still stands in the center of the square, and the General Store, once a crucial aspect of life in Dahlonega, stands across from it.

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