The 20 Best Easy Hiking Trails to Waterfalls in Georgia

Minnehaha Falls, Georgia

In our eyes, one of the highlights of hiking in the North Georgia Mountains is finding yourself at the base of an eye-popping waterfall. Thankfully, there are an abundance of breathtaking Georgia waterfalls to explore, from the 729-foot Amicalola Falls (the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi) to the stunningly beautiful Minnehaha Falls. You might think that … Read more

Fall in the Mountains of North Georgia (Where to See the Best Fall Colors)

Fall colors in Georgia at Brasstown Bald

[Updated September 9, 2021] The infamous heat of summer in the Deep South has finally started to wane, thankfully replaced by the cool, crisp air that signals autumn’s arrival. This is that magical time of year when more and more people are increasingly inclined to explore the great outdoors of the Georgia mountains. Fall in … 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 September 12, 2021] 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 10 Best Restaurants in Helen GA for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Steak at Bernie's Restaurant in Helen GA

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. Especially when compared with … Read more

The 20 Best Things to Do in Blue Ridge, GA

[Updated August 22, 2021] My earliest memories of the Blue Ridge Mountains are of backpacking trips with our church youth group, which my parents led. I was no more than 6 years old the first time we made our way north to Blue Ridge, Georgia. We’d stock up on supplies in town before heading to … Read more

The 20 Best Fall Fairs and Festivals in Georgia

Fall Festivals in Georgia: Oktoberfest in Helen GA

When the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to transform into gorgeous shades of red, orange, and yellow, you know it’s fall in the North Georgia mountains. And when this magical time of year comes around, towns all across Georgia get ready to celebrate the season with an array of fall fairs and festivals. … Read more

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

DeSoto Falls near Helen GA, photo by Jason Dominy

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 on the sheer beauty … Read more

The 20 Best Things to Do in Clayton, GA (the Gem of Northeast Georgia)

Downtown Clayton GA Shopping

[Updated August 9, 2021]   Cities like Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Ellijay, and Helen have all earned accolades among the most beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain towns in GA. But after our visits to the city of Clayton, Georgia, we believe this gem of Northeast Georgia also deserves a place near the top of that list. The extensive … 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 25 Best Hiking Trails in North Georgia Bucket List

Lake Trahlyta Vogel State Park - North Georgia Hiking Trails

[Updated July 26, 2021] From the soaring summits of Blood Mountain and Brasstown Bald to the cascades of enchanting waterfalls like Anna Ruby and Amicalola, there’s no shortage of impressive natural attractions in North Georgia. The terrain of the state’s dynamic Blue Ridge Mountains are filled with beauty and plenty of history. Thanks to an … Read more