Corn Maze, Moonshine Distillery & Pumpkin Farm

Fall is just around the corner in the North Georgia mountains. Come stay with us and visit a nearby corn maze, moonshine distillery and pumpkin farm. The map below will provide the route.

Uncle Shuck’s 

Fall fun officially started Labor Day Weekend for Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and uncle shucks corn maze'sPumpkin Patch. Visit the 12-acre site located in Dawsonville, Ga this fall for some southern fun. More than 40,000 visitors are expected to crisscross through the cornstalks each year.

Rates for Activities Per Person*
Corn Maze $9
Hayride (nights: includes bonfire & marshmallows!) $5
Value Combo: Corn Maze & Hayride $12
Corn Cannon (3 shots) $1
Haunted Maze (includes Corn Maze) $12
Value Combo: Haunted Maze & Hayride $15

September:

Open Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

October:

Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Haunted Maze starts at Dark, last ticket sold at 10 p.m. and is only open on:
Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

November 1 through 22th
Fridays, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Prices, opening dates and hours subject to change so call 770-772-6223 before you go.

Visit https://www.uncleshucks.com/ for more details.

Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery is a stop you may make after visiting Uncle Shucks. Enjoy a tour and a tasting. (www.dawsonvillemoonshinedistillery.com)

Head north to Burt’s Pumpkin Farm which is only open during the Fall season. Very large pumpkins, hayrides and other Fall activities. web site

Near Burt’s Farm is Amicalola Falls which is a must see if you have never visited. More information provided on our blog post Dahlonega waterfalls.

For more things to do in the area visit https://www.georgiamountaininn.com/dahlonega-attractions/

Wine in a Plastic Bottle

Since our inn is located in the North Georgia wine country our guests have the opportunity of tasting many different types of wine produced in the area. All the wines are bottled or packaged in the traditional glass wine bottle that we recycle at the recycling center or use for our wine bottle trees. We learned about wine in a plastic bottle.

An article in Tree Hugger that mentioned a California winery that is using one literwine in a plastic bottle plastic (PET #1) bottles to help the environment. The wine is called Fog Mountain. The wine is also organic. What would wine snobs think about wine in a plastic bottle?

The advantages of the plastic wine bottle:

• 33% more wine – two extra glasses – than a standard 750ml bottle
• 60% smaller carbon footprint
• Less energy to produce, ship and recycle
• 100% recyclable since the plastic is a number 1.
• 7 recycled Fog Mountain wine bottles can produce 1 extra-large t-shirt
• lightweight & shatterproof, no broken glass
• Perfect for picnics, barbecues, camping and life-on-the-go

Maybe one day we will see wineries in our area put wine in a plastic bottle.

Our North Georgia wines are in glass bottles like traditional wine. If you would like to visit our wineries we would love you to stay with us. For more information on the North Georgia wine region visit wineries.

Higher Gas Prices Equals Conservation?

This post is about a subject many people can relate to- higher gas prices. Especially those who do not drive a fuel efficient car and spends hundreds of dollars filling up to get to work.

The other day I drove to the North Springs Marta Station to meet my middle songas prices at the pump who was catching the train from the Atlanta airport. We never go directly to the Atlanta airport because the traffic is always heavy and airport parking is expensive.

On the way to the Marta Station I had to navigate Georgia 400 which is known for heavy traffic on a multi lane highway. Driving in my Volvo 240 with the “be green” bumper sticker on the back window I had both hands firmly on the steering wheel. On 400 it starts as a 4 lane highway and lanes are added the closer you get to the Atlanta metro area.

I am known as a mindful driver who never exceeds the speed limit. On this trip I held a steady speed of 60-65 mph. I felt like my car was not even moving because everyone was zipping by me at 75 mph. Oh, the cheap gas makes Georgians feel that they can drive as fast as they want. Conservation is never thought about unless the price of gas rises above 4 dollars a gallon. Does higher gas prices equals conservation?

On ABC News the other night Charlie Gibson had a special called “Addicted to Oil”. He raised an interesting point that gasoline prices do not factor in the hidden costs of production. Such costs include the military (for fighting the gas wars in Iraqi and other places to protect our interests- cheap oil) and global warming.

Maybe such costs will be added in the future to reflect the true cost of a gallon of gasoline. If so, can you imagine how much we would be paying? Maybe 4 to 6 dollars a gallon. I bet those highway 400 drivers would slow down and show that higher gas prices equals conservation. We may also see less sales of large SUV’s and pickup trucks and more sales of electric and hybrids.

Higher gas prices may also mean that you need to take a staycation closer to home. We are not that far from Atlanta but once you get here you feel you are in a different place- nature, cooler temps, lack of traffic. For information on things to do please visit Dahlonega attractions . You can also visit the chamber site.