Vendors, thru-hikers and dreamers collected for the afternoon to enjoy the beautiful day and one another.
Representatives from the Len Foote Hike Inn, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Trail Long Distance Hikers Association, the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club and the US Forest Service apent time answering questions and inspiring hikers to "hit the trail."
Festivities continue through Sunday afternoon, March 18th with music, information, food, goofy hats and vendors who will help you walk in comfort.
If you missed this AT celebration, we hope to see you in Franklin, NC, the weekend of March 30th.
Our thanks to the Crimson Moon in Dahlonega -- Where the Creative Spirit Shines -- for the free wi-fi and great people watching.
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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.