Because of this, tourism is the main industry in Helen, catering mostly to weekend visitors from the Atlanta area. Yes! I am so sorry to hear that!! COVID-19 Travel Opportunities (Southeast US), 29+ Things To Do In Greenville, SC for an Unbeatable Family Getaway, 9 Ways To Partake in the Branson Christmas Magic, 31+ Essential Things to Do in Gatlinburg, Tn for Family Fun, 13 Reverent Live Nativity Scene Locations Every Christmas Needs, on "The 39+ Best Things to Do in Helen, Ga for Alpine Fun", Best Things to Do in the N Georgia Mountains, Pursell Farms Resort: A Sophisticated Gem in Rural Alabama. then head to the Helen, Ga waterpark where you can tube the 1000-ft lazy river, or take on the four waterslides. And, there will be a parade to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oktoberfest beginning at noon on Sept. 12, 2020, in downtown Helen. Although there are many waterfalls nearby, Anna Ruby Falls is perhaps the most visitor-friendly, accessed by a paved trail. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land. It’s a 1-mile paved walkway along the river, running from Hardman Farm to Downtown Helen. Any activities going on then? We really want to go on a hot air balloon ride while there. !Absolutely love Helen, there’s so much to do! Chattahoochee Stables – One of the few horseback riding places we’ve seen in Georgia with no age limit.

It was fantastic. Multiple courses wind through the surrounding Chattahoochee National Forest. Males had a median income of $39,107 versus $23,750 for females. Zipline is another popular activity, which you can experience with Nacoochee Adventures and American Adventure Park at Unicoi State Park. The per capita income for the city was $22,281. The first one want to introduce you to is Smithgall Woods State Park. Trips are 2-5 hours, depending on where and how long a trip you take. Plan a unique stay in Georgia. Then, ring in the new year with the Dropping of the Edelweiss New Years Eve Celebration, featuring hors d'oeuvres, party favors and midnight champagne toast. Please visit our Visitor Center's website ( for a full list of activities and businesses the City has to offer. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) includes a scene filmed on Chimney Mountain Rd. This place is called Kopper Kettle Fudge and they have the best fudge in town. After much consideration, the City of Helen regrets to inform the public that we have decided to cancel our 2020 Halloween Safe Nite, an event that provides a safe environment for kids to trick-or-treat on Halloween.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Helen, GA. Show Prices. Nora Mill Granary – Do stop into the granary to see the millstones and the dam. The spa and golf course are big draws for those seeking an upscale stay in the region. Take an hour guided trail ride, including 1.5 miles along the river (the only “river ride” around!) Visitors are invited to experience authentic German food, beer and live music during September and October. My late wife and I came on our Honeymoon in 1984, and again in 1991. Kiddos must be 38 inches to ride. There are so many things to do in Helen, Ga, and it ranks among our favorite North Georgia Mountain Towns because of the number of outdoor adventures. Formerly a logging town that was in decline, the city resurrected itself by becoming a replica of a Bavarian alpine town, in the Appalachians instead of the Alps. Old Sautee Store – This is a really fun way to experience history with the kids. The park encompasses Unicoi Lake, a 53-acre (21 ha) freshwater lake, offering outdoor activities for all seasons. The Helen stream gauge (HELG1) is located on its bridge over the Chattahoochee in the middle of downtown. Today, visitors can see where they are “born” at the Babyland General Hospital, equal parts museum and store. [14], Office of The Helen Mountain Eagle, July 1975, Nacoochee Indian Mound occupied from 1350 to 1600, Brasstown Bald the highest peak in Georgia, Learn how and when to remove this template message,, "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990", "Helen, GA - Fussen, Bavaria, FRD - Sister City Monuments on", "Earn and Van come to a dead end in Atlanta's oddest tourist destination", "Christmas Love Letter Movie Filmed In Helen To Air December 21st", Helen to the Atlantic Hot Air Balloon Race & Festival,,_Georgia&oldid=967372611, German-American culture in Georgia (U.S. state), Populated places on the Chattahoochee River, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from May 2019, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2019, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Source: WRCC (average temperatures and precipitation 1981-2010). Would never go there again.

The oldest balloon event in the region, Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race and Festival, is part race and part showcase of the colorful balloons every summer. Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. Been there several times & still haven’t seen & done it all. Have no fear – most of the hike is very flat, and it follows Dukes Creek, with multiple smaller falls and places to dabble in the water. It has been too many years since I visited Nuremburg, Germany. Oh No!! Be sure to make time for an ice cream next door. We love the multi-tiered fall dropping 150-feet. Baymont by Wyndham Helen. Helen Waterpark – If the water is too low for tubing (or you just want to have some old-fashioned fun!) Such a great post, thanks for sharing. We’re there 15-19th too …..but not much happening looking forward to just getting away from phone .. and business .. hiking is the thing to do in Helen, We were there years ago and I saw some awesome candles that looked like ribbon candy on a pillar candle…. We are staying 12/23-12/26.