Towns Nearby

During your Dahlonega stay, travel out for the day for one-of-a-kind attractions such as Tallulah Gorge, Apple alley, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Train Ride, Georgia's NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Currahee Military Museum, numerous North Georgia Wineries, concerts at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Lakes Lanier and Chatuge, Brasstown Bald, the Classic City of Athens, Ty Cobb Museum, Rabun County White Water Rafting, and much more all within a one hour drive!

Dahlonega is a great hub for enjoying the Northeast Georgia region and other must see Georgia adventures.  Beautiful drives and day trip excursions are easy and fun ways to venture beyond the Dahlonega experience to see and savor small towns South to Gainesville and Athens, Southwest to Dawsonville and Roswell, Northeast to Alpine Helen, Clarkesville, Toccoa, and Clayton, Northwest to Ellijay and Blueridge, or North to Blairsville, Hiawassee, and Young Harris.

Hospitality Highway Communities

hh-logo-transparent-background 2All Along Georgia 400 the Hospitality Highway, you will find communities filled with attractions, events, arts and culture.

Traveling From Atlanta along GA Hwy 400: Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming-Forsyth, Dawsonville, Dahlonega and Back Again!

We invite you to explore the Hospitality Highway, Where Adventure Begins and Memories Last Forever. Of course, you’ll want to relax and recharge after full days of enjoyment, and the Hospitality Highway offers an array of wonderful lodging facilities. We look forward to seeing you.

For more information, visit www.hospitalityhighway.com. or download the Hospitality Highway brochure.

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge

Enjoy relaxation and natural fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge, only 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575 and Hwy 515. Blue Ridge is a different kind of mountain town, filled with art galleries, antique and specialty shops, restaurants, small town atmosphere and friendly people.

Spend a day hiking local waterfalls or horseback riding on forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Also make some time to check out the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, which begins its journey at the historic Blue Ridge Depot and winds its way along the Toccoa River to McCaysville.

For more information, visit www.blueridgemountains.com.

Gainesville & Lake Lanier

Lake LanierThe City of Gainesville, county seat of Hall County is located in Northeast Georgia, approximately 50 miles northeast of Atlanta and 100 miles southwest of Greenville, South Carolina.

Enjoy a beautiful day at Lake Lanier, where it’s estimated that there are over seven million visitors annually. Lake Lanier's marinas offer a fun filled and relaxing respite from the 9 to 5 grind. If boating isn't your thing, dining, shopping, beach sports, sun bathing and swimming are all offered at local marinas. There are also restaurants, shops, local events, golf and a lot of family fun.

For more information, visit www.discoverlakelanier.com.


HelenHelen is better known as “Georgia’s Alpine Village,” and what many think of as Bavaria in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Adjacent to The Chattahoochee National Forest, there are many areas within driving distance to explore such as Unicoi State Park, Sautee-Nacoochee and the Richard Russell Highway.

This town also has a great variety of events, local businesses, restaurants, shops and golf course. Festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer.

For more information, visit www.helenga.org.

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