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Articles tagged with: Dahlonega

Sep11

The Delight of Dahlonega

Written by // Maggie Garred Categories // Trip Ideas

The Delight of Dahlonega

By guest writer Maggie Garred.

The first thing I noticed as I drove into the town square was the magnificent North Georgia Mountains. I found Dahlonega, the small town nestled in these mountains, to be delightful at every turn. As I explored Dahlonega, it proved itself to be jovial, festive, and full of activity. I had assumed there would be a town square with nice places to eat, but I soon dismissed my expectations as I stumbled upon art galleries, wine tastings, and so much more.

Aug27

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.

Jul30

"What the heck is that thing?" The Strange Story of the Chestatee River Diving Bell

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

One block north of the Dahlonega Public Square lies Hancock Park. Known for the seasonal farmers market, free concerts, and First Friday movie events in the summer, Hancock Park also is home to one of Dahlonega's strangest gold mining attractions. Made of riveted boiler plate iron, this three ton submersible is something which definitely catches the eye and draws you in for a closer look.

Nov01

HemlockFest: A Wonderful Whitmanesque Weekend

Written by // Josh Waisler Categories // Arts & Live Music, Festivals & Events

HemlockFest: A Wonderful Whitmanesque Weekend

HemlockFest is a three-day music and arts festival put on by the Lumpkin County Coalition to raise funds and awareness for the preservation of Georgia's hemlock trees, as well as the reinvigoration of its native chestnut tree.

Oct18

Gold Rush Days Festival

Written by // Josh Waisler Categories // Festivals & Events

Gold Rush Days Festival

Gold Rush Days celebrates the spirit of Dahlonega's mining days in the heart of the town as it is today. Read more to find out what makes this festival weekend so special!

Every year the City of Dahlonega is home to one of the Southeast’s most popular events – Gold Rush Days, which takes place this year on the 20th and 21st of October. Featuring a weekend full of family fun and old-fashioned events, Gold Rush has essentially become Dahlonega’s signature event, and it’s going strong in its 64th year.

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