| Farms, Animals
Cagle's Dairy features year round farm tours and hay rides in the fall. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your children a genuine working dairy farm. Educational Farm Tours for families, corn mazes in the fall, and so much fun for children. Cagle's Dairy features dairy tours and seasonal garden tours.
Amicalola Deer Park is a great place to have fun, to take a hike and to enjoy viewing the beautiful deer. When you visit Amicalola Deer Park, you are helping to create a place of sanctuary and help because all donations are used to rehabilitate injured, neglected and abused aniimals. Located on Highway 52 on your way to Amicalola Falls, Dahlonega Square and Burts Pumpkin Farm. Map
AMICALOLA DEER PARK'S FALL FEST
Amicalola Deer Park
The sanctuary was established to care for sick and injured wildlife and is home to a many animals such as bears and cougars.
Family Day is the 2nd Sunday of the month from June-September. Tours by appointment Sunday-Friday.
435 Cougar Ln. Ellijay 706-276-2980
Shelter and care for 450 animals from white tigers, lions, camels, bison,leopards, reptiles and wolves.
469 Old Dahlonega Hwy, Dahlonega 706-864-9411
Open Daily 7 days a week
10 a.m - 4 p.m
Admission: Children 11 and younger $5.00 / 12 and up $10.00
No Credit Cards
Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm
Hillcrest Orchards Petting Farm, Bakery, Farm Store
The petting zoo is geared for childen. The animals are not behind cages giving children an up close experience with farm animals. All the farm animals are gentle enough to be held and fed by hand. The barn is full with farm animals to be hugged and fed.
Hillcrest's children's playground is definitely popular with a giant 50 foot slide, smaller slides for little children, a great zip line. On your way to the Farmhouse Museum, ask to see the Moonshine Museum with several working stills.
Ride the Time Machine back in time to the early 1900's Not for the faint of heart, Hillcrest's Time Twister will transport you from present day life into the primitive 10 room Farmhouse Museum depicting life before electricity and other modern conveniences. You'll see wringer washers in the wash room, and country ham in the smokehouse.
The Moonshine Museum features numerous working stills,from fully copper to groundhogs. Feel the effects of the stout brew as you exit the Time Twister and back to present day 2007.
Grandma's Kitchen features homemade goodies including:
Fried pies, homemade fudge,apple fritters, apple cider doughnuts, homemade ice cream and caramel apples.
Hillcrest Orchards Farmhouse Museum and Moonshine Museums
This animal preserve has the largest collection of kangaroos outside of Australia. Also is home to kookaburras, wild burros, and a Dik-dik. 1 1/2 hr tours. Minimum age is 5 yrs old. Seasonal hours. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Located at 222 Bailey Waters Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534 706-265-6100
Their NEW Aussie Outing for 2009 lets you explore the "Outback" to view mobs of kangaroos on the KangaRanger and experience a variety of animal shows and exhibits. KangaRanger and Show times vary.
Explore our facility at your leisure between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. While the Wander DownUnder tour does not include the KangaRanger Truck Ride or the Wild Australia Show, you still get to enjoy our facility and the wonderful kangaroos at your own pace. Kangaroo Conservation Center is closed to the public.