Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900s. Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. We've got shopping, camping, both rustic and luxury mountain cabins, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, mountains, theater, recreation, romantic getaways, beautiful scenery, family activities, waterfalls, museums, history, art, fishing, tubing, golf, and more. Something for every member of the family.
Festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer. From mid-September through October, Helen hosts the longest Oktoberfest in the South. Alpenfest offers entertainment during the Holiday season from Thanksgiving through December.
Help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 15th
1st Annual Shamrock Hunt
Come by the Helen Welcome center to pick up your form! We will be placing shamrocks in 10 stores throughout Helen like the one seen here:
List the stores and bring the form back to the Welcome Center to receive your Pot Of Gold between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Grand Prize—First Person The first person to bring their correctly filled out form will receive Dinner For Two!
Anna ruby falls is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest near Helen, Ga. It is a rare double waterfall that is formed just before two creeks merge together. This video takes you on a hike up to the falls. Video by Mark Williams and music by Kevin MacLeod (Sapphire Isle). You can see more at www.natureflixs.com