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Lumpkin County

Dahlonega * Auraria

What to See, What to Do:

* Amicalola Falls

* Gold Mining

* Historic Downtown Dahlonega

* The Appalachian Trail

* Local Wineries

Biking

Mountain cycling in North Georgia offers the best views overlooking lakes, lush forests, streams, and rivers, in pristine State Parks/Wildlife Management areas. Starting from rolling hills to steep mountain grades many trail rides offer a variety of degrees from the novice to experienced to go through the backcountry of these beautiful mountains. It is highly… [read more »]

Community Spotlight on Dahlonega

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Dahlonega, Georgia is a charming town rich with history, art and adventure. Originally Dahlonega was known for the Cherokee word meaning “yellow money” and was the site of the first major U.S. Gold rush in 1828, 21 years before California’s rush and is home today to the artifact-rich Dahlonega Gold Museum.  Experience the rush of… [read more »]

The Calhoun Mine

The Calhoun Mine is perhaps the oldest and best known mine in Lumpkin County, Georgia. When gold was discovered in Lumpkin County in 1828, which lead to the Georgia Gold Rush in 1829, it was discovered on 239 acres owned by Robert Obar.  The land was purchased by Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina,… [read more »]

Trails of North Georgia

Many visitors come to explore the hundreds of trails through North Georgia’s National Forest. Whether you want to see a waterfall, like to go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, here are some suggestions for a trail adventure: Blue Ridge – Long Branch Loop Length: 2.0 miles • Rating: Easy. Hiking and mountain bicyclists only. From… [read more »]

Road Trip along the Appalachian Trail, Georgia

Hikers come from near and far to celebrate the Appalachian Trail Community and to kick off the annual hike of the famous 2,175 mile trail. Every March the trail officially begins at Springer Mountain but most people start their journey at Amicalola Falls State Park. The park is an 829 acre Georgia state park located… [read more »]

Crisson Gold Mine

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Pan for Gold & Gemstones: Try your luck at panning gold and gemstones. You can even rent a trommel for the day to process more of our gold concentrates with less work. High Grade Gold Concentrates: You can try all the rest! But now try the Best! Try our High Grade Gold Concentrates because you… [read more »]

HemlockFest

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HemlockFest November 3, 4,  and 5, 2017 HemlockFest, hosted by the Lumpkin Coalition, is an annual festival held the first full weekend in November. The Festival and the proceeds from the festival are used to increase public awareness of Eastern and Carolina hemlock tree problems and to provide financial support for Area Colleges and Universities… [read more »]