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Five Things You Can do This Weekend


The weekend is quickly approaching and the nagging question of “what am I going to do?” is present on the mind. Luckily for you, there are many great things in the area, and in the surrounding areas that you can do this weekend that are extremely affordable, and in some cases completely free! If you’re having a difficult time brainstorming options of where to go, here are some potential candidates you should consider.

1. Dahlonega Walking Tours

Conveniently located in the heart of Dahlonega, the Dahlonega Walking Tour company offers 5 interesting and fun tour options to pick from, each destined to provide you with a memorable time. The tour options include, Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour, Historic Ghost Tour, Boos and Brews Pub Crawl Tour, Dahlonega History Tour, and a Paranormal Investigation Tour.

The tours are led by highly informed and friendly staff members, and on average take 2 hours to complete. Tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone, or online and the price for one adult ticket is $18. University of North Georgia Cadets or anyone with a valid Military ID gets to enjoy a discounted ticket price of $15.

Reservations are recommended, and it should be noted that a valid ID is required with any tour involving alcohol. For more information on the different tours provided you can visit, for a detailed breakdown of what to expect.

2. Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mine

Located only minutes away from the UNG Dahlonega campus, the Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mine provides a fascinating look at what was once a busy and fully functioning gold mind during the Georgia gold rush in the 1800s. Here you can join an underground tour where you can travel through the vast and authentic mine that was once occupied by real gold miners.

Afterwards, you can try your hand at gold mining for yourself at the gold panning tables, which is included with the ticket price. The tour takes approximately 40 minutes to complete, and the price of admission is $18 for adults.

3. Sweetwater Coffeehouse

Located in the charming town of Sautee Nacoochee, Sweetwater Coffeehouse offers a relaxing and homey environment to sit back and enjoy an excellent cup of fair-trade coffee, as well as several other specialty drinks. Sweetwater Coffeehouse has been in business since 1995 and is one of North Georgia’s best-hidden gems. Here you can sit back with a book, chat with your friends, or if you’re lucky enjoy some live music on the porch.

4. The City of Helen

Helen is one of Georgia’s most visited cities, and for good reason. This unique town is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and emulates the look of an authentic Bavarian Village found in Germany. Here you can walk the cobblestone sidewalks and visit the vast number of shops that are conveniently located on the main strip of town.

Helen is also the home of many great restaurants, wineries, and breweries, all of which are deserving of being checked out. In addition, Helen has some spectacular outdoor attractions like Anna Ruby Falls, Unicoi State Park, and so much more. Helen has something to offer for everyone, and it makes for an exceptional day trip.

For more information on all that Helen has to offer you can visit,

5. Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail

If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to do this weekend, consider visiting Yonah Mountain and tackling its 2.3-mile hiking trail. This moderately strenuous hike can be enjoyed by hiking beginners and hiking pros. Once reaching the summit you can sit back and catch your breath while looking at the scenic and spectacular view.

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