It’s pretty easy being green in Dahlonega, especially if you’re the outdoor type. Because the popular North Georgia gold mining town is home to numerous green spaces, parks and mini-parks.
That’s all by design, said Dahlonega mayor Sam Norton.
“We’re an hour away from metro Atlanta but worlds away from metro Atlanta,” he said with a chuckle. “And our green-spaces enhance that.”
As a result, Dahlonega has been deemed Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation every year since 2001 for its “commitment to community forestry.”
And it shows.