Mining Northern Georgia

  • Start: Dawsonville, GA
  • End: Helen, GA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:33
  • Total Mileage: 74 Miles
  • Number of stops: 15


Twenty years before the California Gold Rush, thousands flocked to Dahlonega, Georgia, a lovely Blue Ridge mountain town on the outskirts of the Chattahoochee National Forest, which produced more than $6 million in gold in the mid-1800s. Your northern-Georgia road trip starts in Dahlonega, where you can pan for gold at Consolidated Gold Mine or Crisson Gold Mine. A trip south on GA 60 brings you to Gainesville, Georgia, a picturesque town with preserved historic buildings and the Northeast Georgia History Center, featuring an 18th-century cabin that belonged to Cherokee Indian Chief White Path. Head north of Gainesville on GA 11/US 129 to the old logging town of Helen, Georgia, which has been transformed into a Bavarian village, complete with cobblestone streets and Habersham Winery, Georgia's oldest place for wine tastings.

Stop #1:

Kangaroo Conservation Center
Dawsonville, GA

Stop #2:

Dahlonega Gold Museum
Dahlonega, GA

Stop #3:

Consolidated Gold Mine
Dahlonega, GA

Stop #4:

Crisson Gold Mine
Dahlonega, GA

Stop #5:

Mountain Laurel Creek Inn & Spa
Dahlonega, GA

Stop #6:

Johnny's BBQ
Gainesville, GA

Stop #7:

Northeast Georgia History Center
Gainesville, GA

Stop #8:

Healing Arts Spa on Green Street
Gainesville, GA

Stop #9:

2 Dog
Gainesville, GA

Stop #10:

BabyLand General Hospital
Cleveland, GA

Stop #11:

Helen Welcome Center
Helen, GA

Stop #12:

Habersham Winery
Helen, GA

Stop #13:

Nacoochee Village
Helen, GA

Stop #14:

Nora Mill Granary
Helen, GA

Stop #15:

Fred's Famous Peanuts
Helen, GA

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