Helen, Georgia is a replica of a little Germantown nestled right in the heart of the Northeast Georgia mountains. There is so much to do there from water adventure to shopping, and wine tasting at several spectacular wineries! It’s a great place for a family-friendly vacation with exceptionally priced river tubing ($5/pp) and hotels, as well as a perfect destination for a couples weekend.
If you like your adventure in liquid form, Helen, and its natural surroundings deliver with opportunities to tube, canoe, fish, find your favorite swimming hole and chase waterfalls. Test limits when it comes to H2O while racing through a water park. Make mountain vacation memories while rafting, tubing and fishing the Chattahoochee River.
If you prefer to paddle your way to fun, try kayaking and canoeing on Unicoi Lake. Nearby, Smith Creek ambles from Anna Ruby Falls to Unicoi Lake, then continue south to the Chattahoochee River. Bring a fly rod to reel in good times at Smithgall Woods Conservation Area, where you can fly fish on the legendary Dukes Creek trophy trout stream or let Unicoi Outfitters guide you to prized trophy trout streams on private land. Like competition? See who can slip and slide the fastest while sloshing down the slides at Helen Water Park. The Bavarian village of Helen goes full speed ahead into outdoor fun, offering visitors a variety of water-based adventures in the Appalachian Mountains.
After your excursion, recharge batteries with restorative treatments at nearby spas, sip vino at local wineries and tasting rooms or fuel up for the next day’s adventure at a variety of restaurants, from come-as-you-are casual to linen draped fine dining. At the end of the day, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy cozying up in a cabin, bed and breakfast or downtown hotel until the next day brings another wave of adventure in this Appalachian Trail Town.
And don’t forget, Helen is home to a fantastic Oktoberfest coming up soon, so start planning your trip today!
For more information on the Alpine Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau, please visit www.HelenGA.org.