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Lumpkin County

Lumpkin County

Dahlonega * Auraria

What to See, What to Do:

* Amicalola Falls

* Gold Mining

* Historic Downtown Dahlonega

* The Appalachian Trail

* Local Wineries


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


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 »]

Chestatee Wildlife Zoo

Open daily – 9am to 4pm Children (11 & under) $5 – all others $10 exotic & native animal species walk at your own pace and see all of the animals up close new reptile exhibit and educational pavilion private animal encounters available 678-859-6820 469 Old Dahlonega Hwy Dahlonega, GA 30533 www.chestateewildlife.com

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 »]

Tomato House

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Millions of Items to Shop! Two Locations to Serve You Gifts & Christmas Shop Gem Grubbin’ & Plants Garden Décor, Flags & Windchimes Fresh Fudge, Ice Cream & Truffles Jams & Jellies Honey & Syrup Specialty Sauces Hot, Boiled Peanuts Fresh Peaches, Seasonal Produce 706-867-8660 22 Stephens Circle, Murrayville, GA 706-867-8052 2512 Highway 115, Murrayville, GA

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


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 »]