The weather in Dahlonega features four distinct moderate seasons: many folks think the colorful fall is the most beautiful season here, however, colors are just as vivid in the spring ? we have many different shades of green and so many blooming trees & flowers that it easily rivals fall! The summer is warm, but not terribly humid normally. The fall is legendary for a gorgeous show of color and mild temperatures: warm days and cool nights. And winter promises a fire in the fireplace, occasional snow, occasional ice, temps in the teens sometimes, and the most beautiful clear skies you can imagine ? star gazing is amazing! Waterfalls and rivers dot the area in Lumpkin County as well as the surrounding counties. Biking, hiking, rafting, kayaking, and camping are just a few of the activities that abound. About a third of our county is designated as US Chattahoochee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail starts nearby!
There are festivals to enjoy in the spring and summer and Christmas is a special treat with the Christmas Luminaries and the Christmas Parade. The major festival is the mid-October Dahlonega Gold Rush Days ? a huge event! Great people, reasonable cost of living, an active community, lots of churches, volunteer and civic groups, great location, mild climate, beautiful mountains, and a variety of wildlife ??what a wonderful place this is to live!