5 Family Fun Outdoor Activities in Helen, GA

lsFor a fun and unique family vacation, consider a cool summer trip to Helen,Georgia. Helen is a quaint Bavarian replica town nestled in the beautiful Southern Appalachian Mountains. Rocky creeks, cool streams, and the famed Chattahoochie River wind through the hills to create stunning scenery. You’ll be compelled to return in the fall for the town’s family-friendly Octoberfest held among the autumn splendor.

Here are some top things to do outdoors in Helen, GA:

  • Helen Tubing and Water Park is one of the town’s most popular places to play. Ride over the rapids of the Chattahoochee and chill out on one of their signature hot pink tubes. The water park has 4 waterslides and a 1000-foot lazy river.
  • Float along the Chattahoochie at Cool River Tubing for 1 hour, 2 hours, or get an all-day pass.
  • Nachoochie Adventures, formerly known as ZipNtime offers 4 awesome experiences. Camp in a tree house, zip from tree to tree on the Moonshine Canopy Tour, take a guided tour of local nature and history, or take the challenging Yonah Quest climbing adventure tour.
  • Sweeten your vacation with a stop by Hansel & Gretel’s Gourmet Candy Kitchen. The 5,000-square retail production facility, located in the heart of downtown Helen follows the architecture of the Old World Bavarian theme.¬†They feature delicacies like freshly dipped strawberries, Granny Smith apples dipped in their own homemade caramel, and dozens of other confections.
  • Drive 5 minutes from Helen and take a hike up to view the spectacular Anna Ruby Falls. The trail is paved with benches along the way to stop and rest. The park is pristine, and there are some great photo opportunities.
  • If you love hiking, you won’t want to miss the newly-opened Yonah Mountain Hiking Trail. Cut off from the general public for some time, this great hiking trail gives access to the summit and rock cliffs of Yonah Mountain. With several side trails to overlooks, the trail is over 5 miles long.
  • Enjoy nature with the family and spend an entire day at Unicoi State Park. This state park is known as Georgia’s favorite. Here you will enjoy a cool mountain lake with a beach, hiking trails of various levels, camping shelters, picnic shelters, a playground, fishing docks, campsites, and cottages. The Lodge & Conference center features a gift shop and a restaurant serving freshly caught mountain trout daily.

This post is a guest contribution from Pinnacle Cabin Rentals, offering cabin rentals in Helen, Georgia.

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