Sunburst Adventures in Clarkesville, Georgia

Go on Your Own Excursion in Northeast Georgia

In the Georgia Alpine episode of "The Excursion," host David Zelski zips through the Southern Appalachians. From cascading waterfalls to mountain-side golfing and miles of ATV trails, it's time to explore Alpine Georgia from a birds-eye view. The potential reward? A stay at the Helendorf River Inn on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, a central location during 48th Annual Oktoberfest.

Hike the stairs at Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls. Photo by Ryan McKee, submitted via Flickr

At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast. View the whole falls from the bottom to the top as you hike up the 600 steps alongside the tumbling water.

Zip through the trees at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

Zip line at Amicalola Falls State Park

Experience the rush of adrenaline and the wind whipping around you as you fly through the air on the zip lines at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

Conquer all of the obstacles at Nacoochee Adventures

Nacoochee Adventures, Facebook

Beat the top level course, zip the Intimidator half-mile zip line, and conquer the Giant Swing at Nacoochee Adventures.

Ride ATVs and horses at Sunburst Adventures

Photo via Sunburst Adventures on Facebook

With ATVs, zip lines, an animal farm and much more, Sunburst Adventures is bursting with activities for the whole family.

Play the beautiful course at Innsbruck Golf Club

Innsbruck Golf Course

Overlooking the Alpine town of Helen, Innsbruck Golf Club offers breathtaking mountain views, wildlife and a challenging round of golf.

Stay at the Helendorf River Inn Suites & Conference Center

Helendorf River Inn

Located right on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, the Helendorf River Inn Suites & Conference Center is the perfect home base in Helen. In the summer, watch as people float down the river in tubes.

Published: February 2018