54th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival & Car Show

The Mountain Moonshine Festive is this weekend! Join us October 22nd - 24th in Downtown Dawsonville at Mainstreet Park!

Fun Begins on Two Wheels


The Dawson Forest City of Atlanta Tract is a popular recreational area with hiking, biking and horseback riding trails that crisscross the entire 10,130 acres. The Atlanta Tract’s six designated biking trails start at the trailhead on Dawson Forest Road.

  • Blue Trail – 9.4 miles – moderate - travels ridges, valleys and crosses the Etowah River and small creeks.
  • Orange Trail – 6.5 miles – moderate - offers lots of shade in summer.
  • Red Trail – 6.7 miles – moderate - various ridges and creek crossings.
  • Pink Trail – 1.5 miles – easy - crosses some small creeks.
  • Green Trail – 1.4 miles – moderate - provides access to the Etowah River and Barefoot Falls.
  • Yellow Trail - 0.82 mile – easy - gravel road through the forest.
Directions to the The Dawson Forest City of Atlanta Tract

From GA 400: Go west on Dawson Forest Road south of North Georgia Premium Outlets. Travel 4.5 miles to the forest’s south gate. Parking and information kiosk are on the right. Daily permits are $5 per rider, available at the trailhead. No charge for hikers. Call the Georgia Forestry Commission at 706-265-3707.

Group Rides

Is joining a group to ride is more what you are looking for?

Consider Northstar Bicycle who offers road rides twice each week. If you can handle hills, consider Thursday nights at 6:15 p.m. fpr the Grizzle, Seed Tick Route of 26-28 miles at an average of 15-17 mph speed.

On Saturdays at 8a.m. join their beginner 13-17 mile, intermediate 28 mile, and advanced 40-50 mile groups. Call the shop for more details. (706-265-4397)

Visit Northstar Bicycle (706-265-4397) for biking apparel and accessories.

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Moonshine Capital

Taste The Spirit of the South

"The home of Bill Elliott Spirits"...You can’t talk racing in Dawsonville without also talking moonshine. Where else would you find a legal distillery under the same roof as City Hall and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame? Only in Dawsonville! Tour the Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery to see how this “white lightning” is made, and if you’re of legal age, have a taste of this premium craft spirit.

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