• Fishing
  • Preaching-Rock
  • Kayaking
  • Home Slide Cyclists
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Reservoir
  • "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

Outdoor Adventures

The Chattahoochee National Forest makes up one-third of Lumpkin County, providing ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and ATV driving. Tubing, canoeing, and kayaking on the Chestatee or Etowah rivers will thrill and challenge enthusiasts of all skill levels, while the many waterfalls throughout the county offer serene spots for picnics and photography.

The southern terminus of the famous Appalachian Trail, the continuous marked footpath that stretches from Georgia’s Springer Mountain to Maine (a distance of about 2,160 miles), begins just east of Dahlonega and meanders through 28 miles of our county.

Anglers will find world-class trout fishing in the many Lumpkin County creeks, including heavily-stocked Dick’s Creek, and year-round fishing in the Etowah River and Yahoola Creek.

Visit one of the local wildlife preserves to learn about and get close to animals that would otherwise be elusive. To really feel like a kid again, try finding your way out of an old-fashioned corn maze – a country pleasure like no other.

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