• Historic Dahlonega - site of the first Gold Strike in the United States - 20 years before California. Downtown square is on "National Register" with quaint shops, restaurants and Dahlonega Gold Museum. Close to town are two authentic mines where you can pan for gold and gemstones.

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  • Only a short drive northeast, experience a touch of Bavaria in the famous Alpine Village of Helen, noted for its "Octoberfest" and balloon races.

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  • Babyland General, home of the Cabbage Patch dolls is in nearby Cleveland.
  • Appalachian Trail begins at Amicalola State Park, one of four parks in the area with beautiful waterfalls and recreation facilities.
  • Fishing year round in the Chestatee River, a primary trout stream, or in other rivers and creeks nearby.
  • Rafting, tubing, and canoeing.
  • Horseback Riding Stables.
  • Two Outlet malls.
  • Five golf courses, including a new Jack Nicklaus course in Dahlonega.
  • Brasstown Bald - highest mountain in the state of Georgia