This county and city are rich in the culture and charm of Appalachia within the welcoming mountains surrounding the beautifully preserved downtown historic district. The Georgia gateway to the Appalachians is the site of the first U. S. gold rush in 1828. Dahlonega is home to The Gold Museum, gold mines and gold panning facilities.
Quaint shops around the Square are filled with regional art, antiques, unique jewelry and collectibles. The area's newest gold rush is in the performing and visual arts! Enjoy wonderful exhibitions and concerts at the Buisson Arts Center or be swept away by Georgia's premier community theatre company at the historic Holly Theater. Local potters, painters and photographers display their craft in galleries and shops through out the historic community.
Lumpkin County is the Heart of Georgia's wine country. Tour all the local wineries or plan a wedding in their enchanting surroundings. Don't miss the opportunity to relax and recharge at a local day spa,resort, or retreat center. Spend the week or a night in the community with lodging to suit every taste and budget--from delightful bed and breakfasts to country inns and mountain cabins. Take the opportunity to enjoy casual fine dining in many famous restaurants. The culinary delights range from gourmet to good old southern homestyle.
Hike from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail. Enjoy camping, fishing, tubing and canoeing in the mountains, lakes and rivers of the Chattahooche National Forest. Challenge the links of the numerous area golf courses or be amazed by wildlife from Australia to Africa at area conservation centers.
Relax in the splendor of over 30 waterfalls within a short drive including Amicolola the highest waterfall in the Eastern United States. The Mountains of Lumpkin county are the center for bicycling in the north Georgia Mountains. As a site for the Tour De Georgia mountain stage, the 6 Gap Century ride and other regional competitions, the area has hosted the greatest names in cycling.
Join those who love living, working and playing in historic Dahlonega and Lumpkin county.