Helen, Georgia: The Perfect Getaway for Adventure

Helen, Georgia is a very small city — its population isn’t even the thousands. It is far from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta or even the college town of Athens. But this small city in the northeast part of the state still has a lot to offer. Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Helen is the perfect getaway for outdoor escapades. To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of things to do in Helen Georgia:

Chattahoochee River Attractions

Cool River Adventures Zipline & Aerial Park

Want to fly across the Chattahoochee River? This ziplining course is for you then! The park opened in 2013 and has become a main attraction destination for many families. They also have a climbing wall for fun too. Keep in mind: Zipliners must weigh at least 70 pounds to participate and children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The park opens Memorial Day weekend. You can book your reservation here.

Cool River Tubing

Spend the day floating down the Chattahoochee River with Cool River Tubing. Cool River Tubing is your one stop shop for both relaxation and exhilaration. You have the option of relaxing as you float down the Chattahoochee River. Or you can spend the day on their waterslide! The tubing company runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Learn more: coolrivertubing.com.

Outdoor Attractions

Raven Cliff FallsRaven Cliff Falls

A breathtaking natural beauty, Raven Cliff Falls is another must visit in Helen. But this isn’t for the faint of heart. In order to get to the cliff falls, you must first hike a 2.5 mile trail. But the hike will be well worth it. Between the beautiful scenery on the way up and the 60-foot falls, you’ll be happy you made the trip up.

Unicoi State Park

In the mood to explore Helen? Try hiking or biking one of the 20 trails at Unicoi State Park. The park has 12 trails for hiking and 8 for biking, providing many options. For those less adventurous, you can soak up the rays on the beach along the lake. If you are in-between, maybe it’s a good idea to grab a canoe and explore the park’s lake or spend some time fishing. The options are endless at Unicoi State Park.

 

Seasonal Attractions

Helen OktoberfestOktoberfest

Helen Georgia has one of the best Oktoberfest events in the states. And they don’t just have one celebration, they have multiple Oktoberfest festivals. They are known for having Oktoberfest in September, October and November making it a busy tourist time, but also very fun!

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