Dahlonega, GA -- one of the world's coolest unknown towns -- is the Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail.
You're invited to visit Dahlonega [pronounced: "dahlonega"] for the celebration of the NOrthBOunder kickoff season and the town's latest claim to fame: being named an official Appalachian Trail Community by our friends at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
Dahlonega's Trail Fest officially begins Friday, March 18, but the great times start Thursday evening as the Dahlonega Gold Museum presents "Hiking & History on the Appalachian Trail" from 5:30-7:00 pm (admission ranges from $3.50-$6.00).
Assorted festivities include a Mountain Dance on Saturday night, and a guided overnight backpack trip for beginners [motto: "Almost everyone survives!"].
Kiss winter goodbye at the Dahlonega Trail Fest!
Gather 'round and take a look at a few Pictures from Dahlonega Trail Fest 2015, a time to celebrate the new hiking season & those who are going to rock it.
If Scarlett O'Hara were alive, she'd dwell near Dahlonega, GA, with its iconic town square & annual Dahlonega Trail Festival honoring the Appalachian Trail.
Dahlonega, GA's Trail Fest is the first celebration of the new year's crop of would-be Appalachian Trail thru-hikers marching to Mt. Katahdin in Maine.
If you spend enough time around the iconic town square in Dahlonega, Georgia, during their Appalachian Trail Fest 2014, you'll want to hike the Trail too.
Dahlonega, Georgia, is an Appalachian Trail Community that hosts the annual Spring on Springer to send thru-hikers on their way in style.