Dahlonega, GA is the Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail.
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. Don’t miss the guided overnight backpack trip for beginners — motto: “Almost everyone survives!” (Sorry, but you’ll need permission to send your mother-in-law on the camping trip.)
Kiss winter goodbye at the Dahlonega Trail Fest!