Even with Robert working 5-10's and weekends spent driving home to the farm since we were only 3.5 hours away from where we lived we still managed to explore Dahlonega, GA during our 5 week stay.
We absolutely fell in love with Yahoola Creek Park (http://dahlonega.org/attractions-4/gardens-parks/677-parks) !
1: YAHOOLA CREEK PARK
This is the creek which runs through the park. They even had little creeks here and there as you walked and or jogged throughout the park. My brave 3 year old walked all the way to the end of this fallen tree and back again!
|Our darling girl is a climber, she'll climb anything and everything at just 20 months old. After this picture was taken she ended up falling forward. Defintely a Mom Fail!! 😟|
Yahoola Creek Park has two playgrounds that are a kids dream! The one above is perfect for toddlers such as my daughter perhaps a better fit for ages 2-5 but she did well on all the play equipment except for the one she's pictured on above. It's also fenced in so you don't have to worry and your toddlers taking off on you (unless they know how to unlock the gate). The older kids playground was AMAZING!! I really wish I had gotten a picture of it but it was jammed packed full of older kids that day. We ended up having to remove our kids due to the rough house play of the older kids.
This park is defintely huge and a favortie among the locals and such a treasured find for tourists. Not only is it a great dog park but also a great place to jog or get out and exercise! We defintely recommend Yahoola Creek Park if you're in the area.
2: AMICALOLA FALLS STATE PARK
|If you look closely you can see people propelling down the falls.|
Robert and I visited Amicalola Falls years ago with friends, back when my oldest was less than a year old. I can honestly say I hiked ALL THE WAY to the top of the falls! My husband carried our son up (he insisted and I wholeheartedly agreed). It truly was the most difficult and strenouse up hill climb I've ever done but I'm proud to say I did it and lived through it!
Yes, I climbed up all 425 tortorous steps!! No, we did not make the climb again with our kids as there was NO WAY we wanted to end up hiking it and carrying a kid or two not even half way through the up hill climb. 😬 We drove to the top of the falls this time around. 😁
|My son Wyatt a.k.a My Stuntman|
3: CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINES
You can't leave Dahlonega, GA without first taking an underground tour of the Consolidated Gold Mines! https://consolidatedgoldmine.com/
We decided a rainy day was the perfect time to take an underground tour of the gold mines. Although it didn't have have an effect on the temperature underground as it stays a nice comfortable 60 degrees year round. We're just a family that loves to explore even on rainy days.
|No matter how hard we tried my daughter would not stand still long enough for me to get 1 picture of them together. She kept running off.|
|Wyatt learning to pan for Gold|
|The one above opening in the mine.|
We loved finding these treasured places to explore in Dahlonega, GA and hope you will as well if you're ever in the area!
If you live in Georgia what are some other great places to see? I would love to know!