15 Award-Winning North Georgia Wines Worth Tasting

North Georgia Wines

All across the North Georgia mountains, you can find rolling hills, lush forest, and an outstanding assortment of eye-catching waterfalls. To some people’s surprise, you can also find an array of superb vineyards and wineries. Thanks to the region’s unique climate and geography, wine grapes have been growing in the state of Georgia for hundreds … Read more

The 25 Best Things to Do in Helen GA

Sautee Nacoochee Mound in Helen GA -Things to do

[Updated March 20, 2022] Widely known as “Georgia’s Alpine Village,” Helen is a former mining town nestled near the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains range. The tiny Georgia mountain town (population: 582) resurrected itself in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a quaint re-creation of a traditional Bavarian village, providing a taste … Read more

10 Fun, Festive Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Helen GA

Carriage Rides at Christmas in Helen GA

Looking for something new to do for the Christmas holidays this year?  Why not check out Christmas in Helen GA, which was recently rated the “Top Christmas Town in America” by MSN.com and one of Southern Living‘s Best Christmas Towns in the USA.  It’s not difficult to understand why this tiny North Georgia mountain town … Read more

How to Get to the Raven Cliff Falls Trail in Helen GA

Raven Cliff Falls in Helen GA

From the minute I first step foot onto the trail at Raven Cliff Falls, hear Dodd Creek flowing nearby, and see how quickly the forest swallows me, my breathing begins to normalize.  I know I’m in for some breathless moments on this moderate hiking trail in North Georgia, but my immersion into the forest canopy … Read more

The 15 Best Rental Cabins in Helen GA

Purpleaire cabin in Helen GA via VRBO

Helen GA is a relatively small mountain town, measuring just 2.17 square miles, with a population of around 600 people. Yet it attracts around 3 million annual travelers with its unique shops, delicious restaurants, intriguing roadside attractions, and quirky reputation as “Georgia’s Alpine Village.” The town is also home to Oktoberfest, the longest-running celebration of … Read more

How to Get to Horse Trough Falls in Helen GA (Upper Chattahoochee River Campground)

Horsetrough Falls in the Mark Trail Wilderness Near Helen GA

[Updated April 3, 2022] It’s not difficult to understand why Horse Trough Falls is one of the least visited waterfalls in Helen GA once you decide to explore the area for yourself.  The Horse Trough Falls trailhead is located at the back of the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground, which is tucked about 5 miles off … Read more

The 15 Best Restaurants in Helen GA for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Steak at Bernie's Restaurant in Helen GA

[Updated December 30, 2021] Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, about an hour north of the I-285 perimeter, Helen GA is known for its Alpine architecture, quirky character, impressive array of hiking trails, and annual Oktoberfest festival. But until recently this unabashedly unusual tourist town has not been known for its culinary creativity. … Read more

How to Get to the DeSoto Falls Scenic Area Near Helen GA

DeSoto Falls near Helen GA, photo by Jason Dominy

[Updated September 30, 2021]  Some experts suggest there are as many as 700 waterfalls in Georgia, although many of these remain remote and inaccessible to all but the hardiest of bushwhackers. Other than accessibility, there are a lot of other factors that play into the relative popularity of a given GA waterfall.  Some folks focus … Read more

The 15 Best Waterfalls Near Helen GA

Horsetrough Falls Near Helen GA

[Updated September 13, 2021] Widely known as “Georgia’s Alpine Village,” Helen is a beautiful mountain town that offers a charming bit of Bavaria in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Although the town is relatively small (2.17 square miles, population around 600), travelers come from all over to experience a taste of the Alps in the southern … Read more

The Roundhouse Rental Cabin in Helen GA (Little Andy Mountain Cabins)

Exterior Shot of Roundhouse Rental Cabin in Helen GA

As a tiny mountain town (just 2.11 square miles) that receives some 3 million annual visitors, there are plenty of Helen GA cabin rentals to choose from.    Whether you want an Alpine inn or B&B in the heart of downtown or a cozy cottage in the surrounding mountains, there’s a Helen vacation rental for … Read more