8th Annual Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Jingle Market happening on December 4th!

Celebrate Christmas in Downtown Dawsonville on a new night... Friday, December 4, 2020 with a Night Parade, Tree Lighting, Jingle Market and free festivities!

Explore the many open fields in Dawsonville from horseback.

Horseback Riding

Find trails and trail maps for horseback riding.

With many open fields in Dawson county, two areas are open for bringing your horse for ride through North Georgia.

Dawson Forest WMA

Clip-clop through Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area, a nearly 24,000-acre tract that encompasses the 10,000-acre Dawson Forest. Miles of single track...

Choosing Your Path

Trust your Instincts

Dawsonville is a mountain community steeped in Appalachian lore and blessed with the stunning natural beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Lake Lanier, Amicalola Falls, Dawson Forest, the Etowah and Amicalola Rivers, and the Appalachian Trail.

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bottles of shine

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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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.