Enjoy all of the attractions Dahlonega, GA has to offer. A beautiful one hour drive from Atlanta, Dahlonega has something for everyone. Site of the first gold rush in US history, Dahlonega offers gold museums, underground gold mine tours plus panning for gold and gems. For the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy hiking (the Appalachian trail starts at Amicalola Falls), biking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking. There's always plenty of shopping in and around Dahlonega's historic town square plus an eclectic mix of restaurants that is sure to please everyone's tastes and budgets. We are also the heart of Georgia's wine country! There are now six local wineries offering tastings and tours of their beautiful estates. Additionally, a good time can also be had by golf and art enthusiasts.