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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Sep 24, 2016 - Sep 24, 201661 Tsalaki TrailView on Map
706-878-3087We will be doing a trail maintenance day for our famous Martin's Mine trail. This will include removing invasive species from the trail edges, clearing limbs and debris... Find Out More
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Labor Day BOGO SpecialNacoochee Outdoor Adventures7019 S. Main St.View on Map
Buy one Moonshine Canopy Tour for $49, and get one FREE. Purchase by Sept. 2, 2016, and book your tour anytime. Sale runs Aug. 29 - Sept. 2 but can be used on any date! Redeem this offer in two ways: 1. Use Now: Scheduled your tour online and use coupon code "BOGO" or call us. 2. Use Later: Purchase... > Find Out More