Dawsonville, Georgia sits just one hour north of Atlanta, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Etched into the landscape of these hills you will find the perfect setting to satisfy your adventure for the outdoors. Whether it is chasing waterfalls or ziplining through the mountains at Amicalola Falls State Park, reconnecting with family at the Len Foote Hike Inn, or taking it easy at Burt’s Farm while picking the sweetest strawberries, Dawsonville is an ideal weekend getaway spot to visit this spring.
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge
Feel the rush of the water! Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is packed with all things outdoors: ziplining, archery, fishing, cabins, camping, and the breathtaking Amicalola Falls. The tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi stands at a mesmerizing 729 feet. Once in the park, you can also enjoy endless miles of scenic hiking trails, one being the gateway of the Appalachian Trail itself.
If you are wanting luxury and convenience in a Georgia mountain retreat, the Lodge at Amicalola Falls is the clear choice. Calming and comfortable with modern conveniences, the Lodge features panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains. Just steps away from the legendary Amicalola Falls, the Lodge gives guests easy access to the park’s stunning natural attractions, wonderful resort activities, and excellent dining thanks to the Maple Restaurant and the Mountainview Bar.
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Len Foote Hike Inn
Feeling a little more adventurous and ready to unplug from the modern world? Five miles north of Amicalola Falls sits the Len Foote Hike Inn, Georgia’s only backcountry lodge. The five-mile trek through the foothills of North Georgia is just the beginning of a unique experience. A friendly face, a welcoming smile, a warm meal, and a soft bed all greet you at trail’s end.
With an emphasis on conservation and sustainability, the Len Foot Hike Inn provides rustic charm in a relaxed and beautiful setting that allows families to enjoy nature together and make memories that will last for generations.
Every fall, families travel from near and far to jump aboard the hayride through Burt’s Farm, taking their pick from thousands of pumpkins while enjoying tasty treats like the irresistible pumpkin rolls. Now, beginning in the spring, Burt’s will transform into a you-pick strawberry farm, growing fresh and juicy strawberries. Load the family on the hayride and take a stroll through the farm to the you-pick fields where you can pick a fresh basket of the plump strawberries for yourself. Once back at the barn, you can relax by the river while enjoying delicious BBQ, homemade strawberry pies, milkshakes, ice cream, and—you guessed it—strawberry rolls! Make your plans to visit Burt’s Farm, located at 5 Burt’s Pumpkin Farm Road, just one mile from Amicalola Falls State Park.