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Dahlonega is a small community located in Lumpkin County in northern Georgia about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. The population, as of the 2000 census, was 3,638. Dahlonega has been named "best place to retire" by many publications, due to its lovely setting, low cost of living, outdoor activities, continuing education for seniors and low crime rate. Surprisingly, Dahlonega was the site of the very first major gold rush in the United States. For those interested, the Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site is located in the town square, in the old Lumpkin County Courthouse built in 1836. The town's public square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the whole downtown business district. Quaint shops and antique stores surround the town square and in the summertime, it's the site of outdoor concerts. Dahlonega has wineries and tasting rooms, art galleries, a day spa, resort and retreat center. Year round outdoor recreational activities include fishing, canoeing, hiking and mountain biking. Dahlonega is the premier sports bicycling venue in the southeast United States. It's the site of many regional competitions, including the finish site for the Tour de Georgia mountain stage. Dahlonega is also the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail on the Springer Mountain. Over 30 waterfalls are located within a short distance, several lakes and rivers are within the Chattahoochee National Forest. and numerous golf courses surround Dahlonega. As you can see, there is something for everyone in Dahlonega, the "jewel of the North Georgia Mountains."

Surrounding areas: Dawsonville, Georgia (10.8 mi), Suches, Georgia (11.0 mi), Ada Creek, Georgia (14.1 mi), Amicalola Falls, Georgia (15.1 mi), Chestatee, Georgia (16.5 mi), Big Canoe, Georgia (18.1 mi), Gainesville, Georgia (18.6 mi)

Dahlonega Vacation Rentals

Dahlonega Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn Dahlonega1065 Chestatee StDahlonega, GA (706) 864-2338
Holiday Inn Express835 S Chestatee StDahlonega, GA (706) 867-7777
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA (706) 864-4343
Super 8-dawsonville205 N CTR LnDawsonville, GA10.9 mi.(706) 216-6801
Comfort Inn127 Beartooth PkwyDawsonville, GA12.3 mi.(706) 216-1900
Best Western Dawson Village Inn76 N Georgia AveDawsonville, GA12.5 mi.(706) 216-4410
Days Inn ClevelandHwy 129Cleveland, GA13.4 mi.(706) 865-4079
Chattahoochee Ridge LodgeHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-3144
Comfort Inn HelenEdelweiss DrHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-8000
Econo Lodge Helen749 Bruken Strase StHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-2141
Econo Lodge749 Brukenstasse StHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-2141
Hampton Inn - Helen On The River147 Unicoi StHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-3310
Heidi Motel Helen8820 North Main StHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-2689
Helendorf Aso33 MunichstrasseHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-2271
Holiday Inn Express8171 Hwy 75 NHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-8888
Ramada Limited11 Edelweiss StHelen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-1451
Unicoi State Park And Lodge1788 Hwy 356Helen, GA18.5 mi.(706) 878-2201
Best Western Gainesville400 Ee Butler PkwyGainesville, GA18.6 mi.(800) 782-8966
Hampton Inn450 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.6 mi.(770) 503-0300
Suburban Lodge Of Gainesville1115 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.6 mi.(800) 951-7829
Super 8541 Doresey StGainesville, GA18.6 mi.(770) 533-9009
Quality Inn & Suites Conference Ctr726 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.8 mi.(770) 536-4451
Ramada Limited766 Jesse Jewell PkwyGainesville, GA18.8 mi.(770) 287-3205
Days Inn Gainesville520 Queen City PkwyGainesville, GA18.9 mi.(770) 535-8100
Best Western Alpine Helen8220 S Main StHelen, GA18.9 mi.(706) 878-2111
Days Inn Helen8288 S Main StHelen, GA18.9 mi.(706) 878-4079
Hofbrauhaus Inn1 Main StHelen, GA18.9 mi.(706) 878-2248
Super 8 Motel-helen8396 S Main StHelen, GA18.9 mi.(706) 878-2191
Country Inn And Suites By Carlson877 Edelweiss StrasseHelen, GA19.1 mi.(706) 878-9000
Comfort InnI-985 At Exit 16Oakwood, GA21.9 mi.(770) 287-1000
Jameson Inn Oakwood3780 Merchants WayOakwood, GA21.9 mi.(770) 533-9400
Comfort Inn3469 Branch RdFlowery Branch, GA22.5 mi.(770) 287-1000
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA23.7 mi.(706) 745-6844
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA23.8 mi.(706) 745-1631
Hampton Inn Atlanta/Cumming Ga915 Northside Forsyth DrCumming, GA24.2 mi.(770) 889-0877
Sun Suites Of Cumming555 Lake Center PkwyCumming, GA24.7 mi.(770) 781-5550
Renaissance Pineisle Resort9000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA24.8 mi.(770) 945-8921
Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference Center7000 Holiday RdBuford, GA24.9 mi.(770) 945-8787
Lake Lanier Islands Hilton Resort7000 Holiday RdLake Lanier Islands, GA24.9 mi.(404) 945-8787
Comfort Inn2965 J Warren RdCornelia, GA25.0 mi.(706) 778-9573

Dahlonega Weather & Climate

Northeast Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, has four distinct seasons, where temperatures rarely get too hot or too cold. The region does receive some snow, but winters are generally mild with average temperatures in the 40s and 50s during the day and upper 20s to mid 30s at night. Summer highs rarely exceed the mid 80s. With altitudes ranging from 1,800 to 4,784 feet above sea level, northeast Georgia has an average temperature of 69.3 degrees. Rainfall averages 57 inches per year, and snowfall averages 3 inches. This region is located on the northeast border of Georgia within the Chattahoochee National Forest in Blue Ridge Mountains.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 49°F 26°F 7.11 in. -
February 53°F 28°F 5.85 in. -
March 61°F 34°F 6.92 in. -
April 70°F 40°F 4.85 in. -
May 76°F 48°F 5.51 in. -
June 83°F 57°F 4.40 in. -
July 86°F 61°F 5.18 in. -
August 84°F 61°F 4.87 in. -
September 79°F 55°F 4.66 in. -
October 70°F 43°F 4.40 in. -
November 61°F 35°F 5.42 in. -
December 52°F 28°F 5.63 in. -

Dahlonega Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located about 38 miles south of Dahlonega in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located approximately 48 miles southwest of Dahlonega in Atlanta, Georgia, the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International airport (ATL) located roughly 66 miles southwest of Dahlonega in Atlanta, Georgia, and finally the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located around 68 miles west of Dahlonega in Rome, Georgia.

Dahlonega Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA51.2 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA51.5 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA58.9 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA62.1 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC75.3 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC75.3 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA80.2 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC84.6 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA24.6 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA51.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Nicklaus Golf Club At Birch RiverDahlonegaGA 
Chestatee Golf ClubDawsonvilleGA10.6 mi.
Chattahoochee Golf ClubGainesvilleGA14.1 mi.
Skitt Mountain Golf CourseClevelandGA14.1 mi.
Innsbruck Golf ClubHelenGA18.6 mi.
Chicopee Woods Golf CourseGainesvilleGA19.2 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA23.8 mi.
Country Land Golf CourseCummingGA24.6 mi.
Hampton Golf VillageCummingGA24.6 mi.
Royal Lakes Golf & Country ClubFlowery BranchGA24.6 mi.
Windermere Golf ClubCummingGA24.6 mi.
Arrowhead Country ClubJasperGA25.2 mi.
Piedmont Golf ClubDemorestGA25.4 mi.
Sugar Hill Golf ClubSugar HillGA26.0 mi.
College Park Municipal Golf CourseCollege ParkGA26.9 mi.
Apple Mountain ResortClarkesvilleGA27.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC50.4 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC84.6 mi.
State Parks
Vogel State ParkGA14.3 mi. 
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA14.6 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA19.9 mi. 
Chatuge State ParkGA31.2 mi. 
Moccasin Creek State ParkGA31.3 mi. 
Kennesaw Civil War MuseumKennesawGA50.3 mi.(History)
Compulsory ArtsAthensGA52.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Georgia Museum of Natural HistoryAthensGA52.6 mi.(Science)
Georgia Museum of ArtAthensGA52.6 mi.(Art)
Robert C. Williams American Museum of PapermakingAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(Technology)
Hammonds House Galleries & Resource Center OF African American ArtAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(Art)
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia - MOCA|GAAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(Art)
Oglethorpe University MuseumAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(Art)
Pasarya Museum of ArtAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(Art)
Atlanta History CenterAtlantaGA58.9 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA58.9 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN83.1 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN83.1 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC93.0 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN98.7 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC109.5 mi.

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