Nov04

If you build it, they will come…Then you have to maintain it!

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

If you build it, they will come…Then you have to maintain it!

When hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine in 2004, my son, Murray, and I were traversing the “100 Mile Wilderness,” the longest stretch of the trail between roads. In the middle, we ran across a crew, 50 miles from the closest paved road, busting boulders into gravel to fix the trail. Talking with them made me realize that, though I had been involved in trail building for over 30 years, it had never occurred to me that the trail required regular and intense maintenance.

Oct27

Dahlonega's Graves of Gold

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

Dahlonega's Graves of Gold

Now that the hot days of summer have given way to more tolerable temperatures, autumn is a great time to get out and explore Lumpkin County. The spectacular view of the north Georgia mountains combined with the changing fall colors highlight the natural beauty of our region. Driving along the secondary roads of the county, it is inevitable that at some point, visitors will pass by one of our lesser known historic features; cemeteries.

Oct07

There’s Gold in That There Dahlonega Gold Museum

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // History & Heritage

There’s Gold in That There Dahlonega Gold Museum

The Dahlonega Gold Museum has long been an attraction for tourists to this little mountain town. It harbors many displays of historical artifacts and interesting items that tell the story of how Dahlonega became the city it is today. From huge gold nuggets, to maps of the mines, to a document signed by the 10th President of the United States- the Gold Museum features objects that brilliantly display the charm and the history of Dahlonega.

Oct05

Swine and Wine - The Perfect Combo!

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Festivals & Events

Swine and Wine - The Perfect Combo!

Harvest time is upon us in the North Georgia Mountains and now is the perfect time for you and your friends and family to get out and about. Breathe in the fresh fall air, enjoy the sounds of mountain music and literally be in hog heaven taking in the scents of BBQ smoke and fermenting wine. That sounds like one incredible weekend! Three Sisters Vineyards & Winery is hosting Swine Wine weekends taking place every weekend, all weekend, through the month of October. Dahlonega’s first family farm winery celebrates the 2016 vintage season with live music, delicious BBQ and wine tastings. Is it Saturday yet?

Sep08

Dahlonega Trail Fest

Written by // UNG English Department Categories // Festivals & Events

Dahlonega Trail Fest

Whether you are an avid outdoorsman or a novice hiker, Dahlonega is the perfect place for you on the weekend of September 9th through 11th. You will discover a diverse celebration of outdoor recreation at the Dahlonega Trail Fest. This festival serves to welcome thru-hikers finishing (or starting) their nearly 2,200-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail and celebrate hiking, the great outdoors and this beautiful part of the country in general.  The festivities will include outdoor events, vendors, food, live music, guest authors and speakers, and will be held free of charge on Dahlonega’s Historic Public Square.

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