Experience Fall in Dawsonville

All your Fall favorites are now open! Pick the perfect pumpkin at Burt's Pumpkin Farm, snap an unforgettable selfie at Fausett Farms Sunflowers, or get lost in the 15 acre maze at Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch!

Discover a birders paradise in Dawsonville.

Bird Watching

Birding is a popular pastime for visitors and locals alike.

Dawson County's diverse topography, changing in elevation from river lowlands to mountain highlands, creates a rich ecosystem that attracts a wide variety of bird species. The Dawson Forest WMA is a birder’s paradise, enticing annual migrations of:

  • Geese
  • Mallards
  • Wood ducks

Plus you may see other colorful species such as:

  • Neotropical warblers
  • Tanagers
  • Orioles
  • Grosbeaks

Near the Etowah River is an area of maturing second-growth forest, home to a number of breeding warblers and other neotropical migrants, including:

  • Blue-winged warblers
  • Waterfowl
  • Shorebirds

Get a Dawson Forest WMA permit (parking pass required)

Bird Walk Questions

Wild Birds Unlimited are local birding experts, call 706-429-0077 for more information or visit their store.

Choosing Your Path

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Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail

Hiking & Backcountry Trails

Dawsonville is internationally acclaimed as a hiking destination with the eight-mile approach trail to Springer Mountain, located in Dawson County.

On the Water

Kayaking & Canoeing

From smooth sailing to white-knuckle adventure, Dawson County’s three major rivers – the Etowah, the Amicalola, and the Chestatee – offer a range of canoe,...