Dahlonega enjoys a temperate climate that allows for outdoor recreation year-round. In spring, dogwoods show off their iconic Southern blooms. Summer is perfect for hiking and splashing in a cool mountain waterfall. Autumn's fiery color disploay draws "leafers" from miles around. Winter is cold enough for sipping hot cocoa by the fire, but don't worry about shoveling snow; snowfall in Dahlonega averages little more than 3 inches per year.