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A Foodie’s Ultimate Lunch Guide to Helen, Georgia

If you’re hiking around Unicoi State Park, shopping in downtown Helen, or touring wine country, hunger is sure to strike in the middle of the day. Luckily for you, there are tons of great lunchtime eateries that will satisfy any craving you may have. From BBQ to Thai and everything in between, here are the …

5 Reasons Not To Miss Late Spring In Helen, GA

Spring is in full swing here in North Georgia. With warm days, cool nights, plenty of color on the mountains and flame azaleas and rhododendron in full bloom, it’s hard not to find a reason to visit Helen in the spring. Here are five of our favorite reasons why spring is the perfect time to …

Have an Exciting Time at Helen Waterpark

When the weather heats up in Georgia, you may find yourself looking for fun ways to cool off. How about hitting a waterpark to float down a lazy river or slide down a water slide at top speeds? Or, perhaps you’d like to Shoot the Hooch, aka float in an inner tube down the Chattahoochee …

The Perfect Summer in Helen, Georgia

Helen, Georgia is a charming mountain town surrounded by forests, state parks, lakes, rivers, and historic sites. There is simply no better time to explore all the wonders that Helen has to offer than in the summer. From zip-lining through a state park to inner tubing down the Chattahoochee River, you will find a wealth …

Mountain Biking in Helen, Georgia

North Georgia is a mountain biker’s paradise. Its rugged mountain ranges and scenic Southern beauty attract mountain bikers from all across the country looking to conquer its world-renowned trails. Even for novices, mountain biking is the perfect way to explore the natural beauty of the region while getting the blood pumping along the way. The …

Our Guide to Exploring Georgia Wine Country

Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars is located in the heart of North Georgia wine country. Though Georgia is famous for its peaches, our grapes are pretty impressive too. The region’s mountainous terrain and rich soil combine to create a distinctive class of wines that are quickly gaining national and international prominence. Many liken North Georgia …

Road Cycling in North Georgia

Last month, we wrote about your favorite mountain biking trails in North Georgia. This month, we thought we’d focus on the best road cycling routes in the region. With its mild climate and breathtaking setting, North Georgia is a popular destination for cyclists from across the state. A ride through the North Georgia mountains will take you …

Our Favorite Fall Festivals

With its changing colors and stunning mountain surroundings, Helen is a truly spectacular place to visit in the fall. As the colors begin to change, our seasonal calendars start to fill up. Helen and the surrounding area host a wide variety of fun and unique festivals throughout the season to celebrate the glory of autumn. …

Our Favorite Hikes Within 60 Minutes of the Sylvan Valley Lodge

The beautiful mountains surrounding Helen are home to some of the best hiking trails in all of Georgia. Within the lush valleys and scenic ridges of the North Georgia mountains, you’ll find tumbling waterfalls, fantastic viewpoints, and well-worn stretches of the famous Appalachian Trail. Here are our favorite hikes located within 60 minutes of the Sylvan …