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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

Attractions


Several opportunities are available for horseback riding in the Dahlonega area. Local resorts offer trail rides and riding trails exist in the Chattahoochee National Forests to give riders a range of trail options.Chattahoochee Backcountry Treks, Gold City Corral & Carriage Company, Sunny Farms North and Applachian Adventures, in addition to trail rides, offer riding instructions, dinner wagon cookouts and other services.


Gold City Corral & Carriage Company

Horseback RidingCome experience a taste of the Old West - horseback riding and dinner wagon cookouts with live entertainment. Four miles east of Amicalola Falls State Park. For Reservations and information, call 706-867-9395.

Take a trip back to the Old West! We will drive your group in horse drawn wagons for a 20 minute ride to the ''Riverhouse''. This rustic 1800's style Riverhouse has 2 stories with 2,500 square feet in the forest alongside a stream. Here you will enjoy good old home cooking with steaks and BBQ chicken cooked on the grill. In the Riverhouse the lower level is Saloon style with a cedar shaving floor, buffet service area and pool table (BYOB). Just outside is the bonfire camp, sand volleyball court, badminton, panning for gold and horseshoe pitching on the island.

Guided Trail Rides: One Hour, Two Hour & Half Day rides are a great way to satisfy your sense of adventure. Beginners are advised to start off on a gentle One Hour Ride. It's our most tame trip which travels through scenic mountain trails. For the more confident riders, but not necessarily the more experienced, we have the Two Hour Ride & Half Day Trips. These rides will give the guide more freedom to trot and canter down forest trails and back roads. For the ultimate adventure our Half Day Trips ride through open fields or to an area in which you can hike up waterfalls and have a picnic lunch.

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Sunny Farms North

Located amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains in Historic Dahlonega, Georgia. We are Family Owned and Operated. Our gentle stock, knowledgeable staff and an assortment of landscapes offer you an unforgettable riding experience.  Enjoy a day of exploring and learning on your own, or hand the reigns over to one of our trail guides.  Either way, you are sure to have an amazing time.

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National Forest Trails

Bull Mountain/Turner Creek/Jake Mountain Trail System

This trail system includes 45 miles of multi-use marked trail, shared between equestrians, mountain bikers and hikers. Loops of varying length from 4.5 miles to 20 miles are available, offering a wide variety of scenery.Parking is available at the Bull Mountain trail head to accommodate 15 to 20 horse trailers. Pull through parking areas are provided at the Jake Mountain trail head. A National Forest parking fee is required.

Bull Mountain Trail

Access to the Bull Mountain Trail trail and parking lot is off of Ga Highway 52W. From Dahlonega take 52W to the Nimblewill Road on the right (approximately 8 miles). Take Nimblewill Road to the Nimblewill Church (2.2 miles). Just before reaching the church turn right on Forest Service Rd 28-1 towards Jones Creek and Camp Wahsega. After 0.3 miles turn left on Forest Service Rd. 83 indicated by parking signs. Parking lot is 1.5 miles on right on winding gravel road and will accommodate approximately 20 vehicles with horse trailers. Access to the Jake Mountain parking area is on the right between Highway 52 W and the FS Rd. 28-1.

These trails and trailhead facilities are available through the efforts of volunteers working with the U.S. forest Service and are partially funded through a NRTFA (National recreational Trails Fund Act) grant.

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