Dahlonega, Georgia
Southern Gateway to the Appalachian Trail


Adventure Films

 
REI Outdoor Film Festival

Adventure Short Films

Saturday 8:00 pm Hancock Park
Paul's Boots
Join REI on Saturday night of the Dahlonega Trail Fest for a free outdoor film festival in Hancock Park. We will be showing short films on hiking, cycling, climbing, and paddling. The film highlight of the evening will be "Paul's Boots," a short film about an inspiring adventure on the Appalachian Trail. Bring a blanket or chair and sit underneath the stars and enjoy the show.

The Dahlonega Trail Fest beer garden will be open so you can drink a beer, cider, or glass of wine. The Trail Fest Grub Tent will be open, so eat some good food while you get inspired for your next outdoor adventure. All of the films are kid friendly so bring the whole family.
Phoebe Smith
A Walk in the Woods
In Bryson's footsteps on the Appalachian Trail


A short film by Phoebe Smith

Various showings over weekend
Community House


Over in the east of the USA, stretching between the states of Georgia in the south and Maine in the north, and spanning for 2100 miles, is a long-distance footpath called the Appalachian Trail. Every year around 3000 people attempt to thru-hike the entire distance, taking 4-6 months or longer. In 1998 Bill Bryson attempted to do the same in his book 'A Walk in the Woods.'

Travel writer, author and adventurer Phoebe Smith followed in his footsteps to explore the 14 states through which it passes, and to meet the hikers, the rangers, and the people that make such an undertaking the trip of a lifetime. You may recognize some of our local Dahlonega AT folks in the film.

Phoebe Smith was named Editor of the Year 2015 (PPA New Talent Awards) at Wanderlust Magazine in the UK. Check out this great travel and adventure magazine at

Wanderlust Magazine

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