• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849


Dahlonega offers a collection of scenic attractions such as mountains, lush forests, and many freshwater bodies that will provide a picturesque backdrop for some wonderful motorcycle rides. The North Georgia mountains are rich in Historical Southern culture defined by its people, its music, its history & festivals and will provide motorcyclists with some distinctive amenities.

Dahlonega Area Routes

Georgia's Dragon - The Suches Loop (42 miles)

The route is in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Chattahoochee National Forest and drives around the base of Georgia's Blood Mountain. This is an exceptionally beautiful area in the fall as the foliage turns into a picturesque tapestry of red, gold, and green. And you'll have some incredible views up there as you pass through three mountain passes along the way: Neel's Gap, Hester Gap, and Stonepile Gap.

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The Extended Suches Loop (106 miles)

Plenty of picture opportunities on this trip! The first half of the trip allows for National Parks and 'Gaps' to pull off and see the mountains. This makes for a great fall ride during late October or early November. Lake Burton will get you taking group photos with the lake in the background. The water is clear and fish are usually feeding right off the dock. The second part of the trip is more flat lands and a chance to wind down from the excitement of the ride.

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Talking Rock to Dahlonega - Route 136 (48 miles)

Breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge region. In the winter, Amicalola Falls may be seen briefly from about 10 miles away.

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Chattahoochee National Forest Tour (83 miles)

This route in deep in the mountains crossing small rivers and streams. The fall colors are beautiful!

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