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Dahlonega Trail Fest celebrates town’s AT link

POSTED: March 21, 2013 12:30 a.m.

The third annual Spring on Springer Dahlonega Trail Fest is set for March 22-24, celebrating Dahlonega’s designation as an Appalachian Trail Community by the AT Conservancy and Dahlonega’s position as the southern gateway to the trail.

Trail Fest will include camping for hikers, 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 are planned, including 5K trail run, canoeing and kayaking, guided hikes, local tours and kid-friendly outdoor activities.

Speakers will include authors and well known hikers Gene Espy, Nimblewill Nomad, Paralee Dawson-Hayward and Johnny Molloy.

For information and details, check the Trail Fest website at www.dahlonegatrailfest.org.


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