The Chattahoochee River flows gently through Helen, a re-creation of a Bavarian Alpine village, complete with cobblestone streets. Local history is linked to the Cherokee Indians and early settlers who came to mine for gold and work in the lumber industry. Helen now has more than 200 specialty and import shops offering everything from candle making and glass blowing to cuckoo clocks and quilts. Dining options range from traditional German fare to traditional Southern.
A favorite getaway is Unicoi State Park with trails for hiking and biking as well as swimming and boating on Unicoi Lake. Stop for a wine tasting at Habersham Winery or for some "Georgia Ice-Cream," otherwise known as grits, at Nora Mill Granary.
Recreation is in abundance with fly-fishing, golfing, horseback riding, tubing and paddling. Attractions include Charlemagne's Kingdom, Scarlet's Secret, the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway and waterfalls.
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726 Brucken Strasse
Helen, GA 30545
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Helen Travel Guides
8220 S Main StView on Map
706-878-2111Spacious rooms with two queen or one king bed on exterior corridors or suites, some with jacuzzis, private balcony and fireplace. Micro/Fridge, in room coffee, hairdryer... Find Out More
Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 18, 20151074 Edelweiss Strasse 1717 Highway 255 SouthView on Map
706-865-5356Join us for the Vineyards to Vista Bike Ride on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Thousands of cyclists are drawn to the North Georgia Mountains and White County each year to... Find Out More
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Book Early and Save!Hampton Inn Helen147 Unicoi StView on Map
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