The vernal equinox marks the first day of spring. In 2013, the equinox occurs on March 20, right in the middle of the NOrthBOund Thru Hiker kickoff season at Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The second-annual Spring on Springer Dahlonega Trail Fest, March 22-24, will celebrate the town's designation as an AT Community by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy as well as Dahlonega's position as the trail's southern gateway.
The Trail Fest will include camping, speakers, films, music, shuttles to Springer Mountain and Amicalola Falls, equipment vendors, and workshops on such topics as safety, camping techniques and equipment. Fun trail-related activities such as a 5K trail run, canoeing/kayaking, guided hikes and local tours will be held, as well as kid-friendly outdoor activities.
For more information, check the Trail Fest website at www.dahlonegatrailfest.org or contact Tom Lamb, Chairman of the Dahlonega Trail Fest at (706) 867-9742.
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 10:00PM
Admission & Fees
Fees vary by activity. Contact Tom Lamb firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free Things to Do, Music & Concerts, Outdoors & Nature