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  • "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

Off-Roading

Find the perfect off-road trail in Dahlonega, Georgia! Create your own experience to satisfy your adventure wish. Increase your fun factor by choosing from dirt-biking to jeeps, camping, concerts, group ride dates, and more. 

Iron Mountain Resort

Off Roading Stock PhotoIron Mountain is located off of Highway 52 in Dahlonega, Georgia, in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. They are a 4,300 acre outdoor recreation facility with 150+ miles of off-road trails to explore. Choose from side-by-side, dirt biking, ATVs, jeeps, or full 4x4 full sized vehicles.

From camping, hiking, biking, to off-roading, Iron Mountain Resort appreciates all aspects of outdoor adventures! Whether you prefer a tent, hammock, RV's, camper, or motorhome, Iron Mountain invites you to enjoy the outdoors on their beautiful land. Like their name suggests, this resort offers not only off-roading, but dry camping for RV's, Campers, and similar equipment, tents, hammock camping, and other primitive camping. A full service RV and Camper campground is planned as part of their resort (Summer/Fall 2020). Check out Iron Mountain for events, concerts, race info, group ride dates, and more happening every month.

Nimblewill Gap OHV Road

Nimblewill Gap OHV Road is a 5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Dawsonville, Georgia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for ohv/off road driving and is accessible year-round.

Whissenhunt OHV Trail

The Whissenhunt OHV Trail is 11.2 miles in length with all two-way traffic trails, except for two motorcycle trails. The trails are suitable for motorcycles and ATVs. The trail system is approximately 6.0 miles north of Dahlonega, GA. Users are required to stay on the signed trails to prevent damage to the surrounding resources. Whissenhunt hours of operation are from sunrise to sunset. A slight fee is required to ride on this trail system.

 

 

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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.