Articles tagged with: Outdoor Adventures

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.

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.

Aug24

Two-Wheeled Action Coming to Dahlonega in September

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

Two-Wheeled Action Coming to Dahlonega in September

Get your bicycle ready because Dahlonega temperatures have cooled and University of North Georgia students are back – two sure signs that September and early autumn is nearly upon us. September in Dahlonega means that the Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bicycle Ride -- one of the premier bicycle rides in the Southeast, maybe even in the nation – is right around the corner.

Jul20

A 2,189-Mile Footpath Starts with a Single Step -- Near Dahlonega

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

A 2,189-Mile Footpath Starts with a Single Step -- Near Dahlonega

Twenty one miles from the Dahlonega square is a bronze plaque set into the stone of Springer Mountain. On a tree overhead is a 2”x6” white blaze, the first of 165,000 on this single track footpath that begins in Georgia and ends in Maine.

Mar21

Adventure Awaits in Dahlonega

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Adventure Awaits in Dahlonega

A window of opportunity has opened in the North Georgia Mountains. Typically, it does not stay open for long so it's best to take advantage of it while it lasts. From late February through the end of March, mild temperatures and the lack of vegetation offer a unique experience to the visitor. If you're the type who likes to get out and explore, or just enjoy day trips with a bit of adventure thrown in, Lumpkin County is calling right now.

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