Welcome to Dahlonega, Lumpkin County, Georgia – An Award-Winning, Appalachian Mountain Destination known as “The Heart of the North Georgia Mountains” & “The Heart of Georgia Wine County”
An “Authentic” getaway only an hour north of Atlanta, Dahlonega is the historic site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and excels in hosting visitors seeking relaxation and “Adventure”. “Arts” and entertainment fill downtown Dahlonega’s National Registered district where preserved architecture surrounds shopping, dining, music, and theater just a gold steeple away from the traditions of North Georgia College & State University.
From the Dahlonega Wine Trail to the Appalachian Trail, wine enthusiasts and nature lovers all enjoy Dahlonega’s trail-friendly community and “AgriTourism” attractions. Tasting a gold medal winning vintage or tying the knot at a vineyard, our award-winning wine region offers farm-based fun and has quickly become Georgia’s destination wedding venue. Waterfalls, lazy river sports, a signature golf course, and National Forest welcome you to the north Georgia outdoors. The only fast-paced activity is the premier cycling challenge of the beautiful mountain terrain.
We invite you to rediscover Dahlonega’s golden town with no rush, experience the wine country, rest at your choice of B & B’s, Cabins, or Hotels, and explore the endless outdoor adventure.
From GA-400 North, turn LEFT onto Hwy-60 and proceed 5 miles to Dahlonega's public square. From the Square, follow the signs for Highways 60 North, 19 North, and Bus 19 North, taking a LEFT onto Bus 19 (Grove Street) at the traffic light, about two blocks from the Square. You will pass Lumpkin County Middle School (overflow parking for the Ride). Lumpkin County High School will be less than three miles from the Square - follow signs for parking through the back entrance of the school.
The Ride will begin and end at Lumpkin County High School. The school's main entrance will be closed. Please use the side entrance off Camp Glisson Road. Overflow parking will be available at Lumpkin County Middle School on Business 19, located one mile south of the High School.