May06

5 Unique Mother’s Day Activities in Dahlonega

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Trip Ideas

5 Unique Mother’s Day Activities in Dahlonega

Mother’s Day is almost here! If you are still struggling to find the perfect way to celebrate the mothers in your life, don’t panic! We have put together five memorable day plans that will show her you appreciate her.

Apr29

10 Golden Reasons Why Dahlonega is One of the Most Historic Cities in America

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Trip Ideas, History & Heritage

10 Golden Reasons Why Dahlonega is One of the Most Historic Cities in America

Historically, Dahlonega has had always held the reputation for being the "gold" city of Georgia. Even the town's name is from the Cherokee language meaning "gold or yellow money." However, Dahlonega's rich history involves more than just gold. Here are 10 reasons why Dahlonega is known as one of the most historic town's in America.

 

Apr13

Humans of Dahlonega … Bear on the Square Founder, Glenda Pender

Written by // Adair Kucera Categories // Festivals & Events

Humans of Dahlonega … Bear on the Square Founder, Glenda Pender

Back in 1996, a bear came waltzing through the Historic Public Square in downtown Dahlonega with her two cubs. Everyone on the square dropped their responsibilities to come and see. The cooks at Crimson Moon dropped their spoons from making a boiling pot of soup. The massage therapists left their patients on the tables. All to come and see this family of bears. One of the cubs climbed up the now-famous tree in front of Brad Walker's pottery studio, and we eventually had people come out and move the three bears to safety away from the town. This was the biggest ordeal Dahlonega had seen in a while!

Apr05

20 Reasons to Attend the 20th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Written by // Kristyn Iodice Categories // Festivals & Events

20 Reasons to Attend the 20th Annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival

Come join us in Downtown Dahlonega for the 20th annual celebration of Southern Appalachian music, art and folklore at Bear on the Square Mountain Festival on April 16-17. This lively festival, spawned from the local legend of a bear cub that took refuge in the sycamore tree in front of Brad Walker’s Pottery, is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. There is no other festival quite like Bear on the Square, and we hope these 20 reasons to attend will show you why.

Apr01

Sasquatch Spotted in Downtown Dahlonega

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Misc

Sasquatch Spotted in Downtown Dahlonega

All too often rumors of Bigfoot sightings are dismissed as the idle ramblings of over-enthusiastic college students, crazed woodsy types in the wrong place at the wrong time, or late night revelers under the influence. But it’s hard to argue with a stationary webcam capturing documented footage of a Sasquatch on time-coded video tape.

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