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Things to Do in Helen, GA 

Helen, GA is a great place to visit because there are plenty of activities and things to do. The Alpine Village has a unique look and character making it well worth your time to visit. There is a lot of natural beauty that surrounds Helen and plenty of ways to explore it. Whatever you choose to do, Helen is sure to provide some excellent activities. Start your North Georgia adventure by booking today with Black Forest Bed and Breakfast.

Helen, GA Tubing
Helen, GA Tubing
The Chattahoochee River runs through town, providing a great opportunity to go tubing. Head over to outfitters such as Helen Tubing & Waterpark and Cool River Tubing to get started on your tubing adventure. Tubing season is usually best from May to September.
Hiking near Helen, GA
Hiking near Helen, GA
Helen, GA is a great hub for hiking enthusiasts. Popular trails in the area include Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, Lake Chatuge, Dukes Creek, Ravens Cliffs and Mt. Yonah trails. The iconic Appalachian Trails runs near the area.
Downtown Helen
Downtown Helen
Downtown Helen is a short distance Black Forest Bed and Breakfast. Downtown Helen features Bavarian-style buildings housing shops and restaurants. This is a great place to spend a romantic evening at the many museums, restaurants and shops.
Entertainment
Entertainment
Sautee Nacoochee Center is a thriving cultural and community center housed in a restored rural schoolhouse. It offers many activities including theatre, a gallery, an art studio, a museum, environmental studies room and conference facilities.
Wineries
Wineries
Enjoy wine tasting at one of North Georgia's many wineries featuring local flavors. You can take a trip on the Unicoi Wine Trail to experience as many local wineries as possible. Many of the wineries feature tasting rooms and dining options.
Golfing
Golfing
Up for a challenge? Try your hand at one of the several golf courses in North Georgia. Many of the courses sit amidst the gorgeous scenery of the area, making them some of the most unique links you'll find. Tee times are available year round.
Fishing
Fishing
There are plenty of chances for fishing in North Georgia. Many of the steams are open for trout fishing while in season (March through October) while other spots are open year round. Many of the nearby streams feature rainbow, brown and brook trout
Family Fun Activities
Family Fun Activities
Helen, Georgia isn't only a great place to visit with adults. There are plenty of family friendly activities that will keep your children entertained as well. Some activities include mini golf, corn mazes, panning for gold and many other options.
Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking
Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking
The Chattooga River serves as the state line between Georgia and South Carolina. It also offers some excellent opportunities to go whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking. Southeastern Expeditions offers several rafting experiences.
Day Spa
Day Spa
Mandala Wellness Retreat and Day Spa is tucked away in the woods and up a hillside in the Nacoochee Valley just south of Helen, GA,. This spa will allow you to find a peaceful retreat for mind, body, heart and spirit. Call 706-878-0036 for more information.
Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest
Every year since 1970, Georgia's most famous Oktoberfest transforms tranquil Helen into the ultimate north Georgia party town. Polka with dancers in native costume, eat Bavarian food and enjoy the festival into the early hours of the morning.
Balloon Festival
Balloon Festival
Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race and Festival is an annual hot air balloon event that takes place during the summer in Helen, Georgia. The race begins in Helen with the finish line being Interstate 95. There are local events to commemorate the race.
Horse Back Riding
Horse Back Riding
If you're a fan of horses then there are plenty of places to go horseback riding near Helen, GA. Sunburst Stables is one of those places. Riders of all skill levels can partake in the equestrian activities. Some options include mountain, lunch and sunset rides.
Unicoi State Park
Unicoi State Park
Experience the Georgia mountains by taking a trip to Unicoi State Park. There are plenty of activities to partake in including archery, ziplines, fly fishing classes, paddle boarding, kayaking and scavenger hunts. There is a great restaurant perfect for dinner and lunch.
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