Appalachian Trail Community

at_community_color_logoThe City of Dahlonega's support and commitment to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an asset to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the greater Trail Community. On October 22, 2010, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Regional Partnership Committee formally approved the City of Dahlonega as an official Appalachian Trail Community.

Preserve America Community

Preserve AmericaDahlonega was recently honored when First Lady Laura Bush, Honorary Chair of the Preserve America initiative, designated it as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. 


“Preserve America Communities demonstrate that they are committed to preserving America’s heritage while ensuring a future filled with opportunities for learning and enjoyment,” Mrs. Bush said. “This community designation program, combined with the Preserve America Grant Program, Preserve America Presidential Awards, and other federal support, provides strong incentives for continued preservation of our cultural and natural heritage resources. I commend you for your commitment to preserving an important part of our nation’s historic past for visitors, neighbors, and, most importantly, for children.”


Tree City USA community

Tree City USADahlonega, GA has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. Dahlonega has received this national recognition since 2001. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.