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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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. …