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Helen

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Waterfalls · Gift & Specialty Shops · River Rafting & Tubing
Georgia's Alpine Village
A taste of Bavaria right in the heart of Georgia's "Historic High Country," Helen houses just 400 residents but hosts over 200 shops that sell everything from handmade sweaters to Christmas ornaments. Once a thriving logging town, Helen reinvented itself in the 1960s by becoming a replica of a small alpine village, complete with narrow cobblestone alleyways and stone towers. Today agritourism is the region's new economic boom. Long a favorite weekend getaway for city dwellers from the Atlanta metropolitan area, the town now attracts a growing number of motorcyclists, who arrive in groups to take advantage of the area's scenic roads. Try to time your visit for the town's annual long-distance hot air balloon race, the only event of its kind in the United States. Make your United States itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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Popular things to do in Helen

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Anna Ruby Falls ©
Waterfall
Anna Ruby Falls
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
Unicoi State Park
State Park
Unicoi State Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Dukes Creek Falls Trail ©
Hiking Trail
Dukes Creek Falls Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Helen

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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Ocoee
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Bryson City
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Cades Cove ©
Wildlife Area
Cades Cove Great Smoky Mountains National Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Mercier Orchards ©
Farm
Mercier Orchards Blue Ridge
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Helen

Raven Cliff Falls
Hiking Trail
Raven Cliff Falls
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Chattahoochee River
Water Body
Chattahoochee River
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Habersham Vineyards & Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Habersham Vineyards & Winery
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Helen

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Village Peddler Women's Boutique and Cabin Decor ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Village Peddler Women's Boutique and Cabin Decor
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Nora Mill Granary ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Nora Mill Granary
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Fred's Famous Peanuts ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Fred's Famous Peanuts
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Pebblu's Gold ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pebblu's Gold
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Helen

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Zipline
Zipline
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Unicoi Hill Park ©
Park
Unicoi Hill Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mines
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
tims wooden toys ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
tims wooden toys
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Helen

Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
State Park
Smithgall Woods Conservation Area
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Horsetrough Falls ©
Waterfall
Horsetrough Falls
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Places to visit with Helen

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