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5 Unique Outdoor Adventures in Helen

Helen, Georgia is the perfect destination for anyone who likes to get outside and explore the wonders of nature. Our location in the gorgeous heart of North Georgia boasts countless opportunities for one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure. From zip lining over mountains to inner tubing down rivers, here are our 5 favorite unique outdoor activities in and …

The Best Fishing Spots In & Around Helen

With 500,000 acres of lakes and reservoirs and 12,000 miles of rivers and streams, Georgia is the unofficial fishing capital of the nation. Helen just so happens to boast some of the best trout fishing in the entire state. Though the rivers are open year round, some of the best fishing occurs from late autumn …

5 Great Day Trips from Helen, Georgia

Helen is a bustling alpine town located in the heart of the gorgeous North Georgia mountains. While there is more than enough here to keep you occupied for the duration of your stay, we also recommend taking a day or two to explore the other incredible gems this region has to offer. From charming apple …

How to Celebrate the Holidays in Helen, Georgia

Helen, Georgia is made for the holidays. Our charming Bavarian-style alpine village is located in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia. Though always lovely, Helen is especially delightful during the months of November and December, when you’ll find holiday lights and decorations, amazing local festivals, and a wide variety of …

The 5 Best Festivals in North Georgia

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to break out your calendars and start planning out the new year. North Georgia is filled with countless incredible events and festivals happening year round. No matter the season, we can guarantee there will be something worthwhile going on. From beer festivals to holiday celebrations, here are …

The 5 Best State Parks in North Georgia

North Georgia is home to many incredible state parks offering countless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Some of the largest and oldest parks in the state are located an easy drive away from the Sylvan Valley Lodge & Cellars. Within these 5 state parks, you’ll find unbeatable hiking, cycling, fishing, swimming, and so much more. Add them …

North Georgia for History Buffs

Georgia’s rich history has been attracting curious history buffs for generations. The state played a key role in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. It was the site of a major gold rush in the early 1800s and has produced many significant historical figures, including Martin Luther King, Jimmy Carter, and writer Carson McCathurs. While …

The Best Restaurants in Helen

Helen is a small town perfect for people with big appetites. With its deep Bavarian roots, Helen is a great place to go to sample authentic German and Central European dishes without having to cross the Atlantic. However you don’t just have to stick with schnitzel and sauerkraut during your time here. You’ll also find …

Exploring North Georgia With the Kids

If you are looking for a fun getaway the whole family can enjoy, look no further than Helen, Georgia. Our charming, Bavarian-inspired village nestled in the lush mountains of North Georgia offers plentiful opportunities for family fun. From mini-golf to ziplining, here are our tips for exploring Helen with the kids. Hike to Waterfalls The …