If you're heading to the
Cabins in Helen GA
for the weekend, set your itinerary for fun with a weekend full of small town exploring, trail walks and visits to historic locations in the north Appalachian foothills.
Small Town Charm
Exploring the small mountain towns during your stay at the cabins in Helen, GA is just one of the perks to your weekend retreat. These towns have retained their mountain charm and remind us of simpler days.
Start exploring in the town of Dahlonega, which experienced one of the first gold rushes in the country. You can relive that boom time during the Gold Rush Days, held the third weekend of every October. Pan for gold, participate in a wheelbarrow race or enjoy live entertainment. Visit one of the many wineries and tasting rooms that have sprung up in years past. The mountain elevations make this area perfect for growing a variety of wines.
As you move west, you'll come to Cleveland, GA, the birthplace of the Cabbage Patch Kids. You can visit the Babyland General Hospital where the dolls are "born." During the holidays, the town hosts a Christmas in the Mountains festival.
Of course, no trip to the cabins in Helen, GA is complete without a visit to the quaint Bavarian town of Helen. Stroll down the cobblestone streets and explore narrow alleyways to find a wide variety of shops and boutiques along with authentic German fare. You can also easily schedule more fun for your weekend with golfing, rafting and kayaking.
A Walk in the Woods
It's time to get out of town now. The cabins in Helen, GA are surrounded by the scenic Chattahoochee National Forest where you can choose just about any kind of nature walk or hike including a stroll along the Chattahoochee River. Don't miss the trail to Anna Ruby Falls featuring a rare double waterfall. These falls look even more impressive after a heavy rain.
As an original colony, Georgia is alive with history. Visit two locations that allow a glimpse into the state's past.
Mark of the Potter
In Clarkesville, head over to
Mark of the Potter
, one of the oldest craft shops in the state. The shop started as a mill frequented by local farmers and moonshiners. Head out onto the porch of the old mill overlooking the Soque River where you can feed the native trout, a Mark of the Potter tradition.
The Old Sautee Store
first opened in 1872 and has served the residents and visitors in the Nacoochee and Sautee Valleys ever since. The store is named after a Chicksaw Native American who fell in love with a Cherokee woman, Nacoochee. At the store, pick up specialty jams, cheeses and canned goods to explore back at the cabin.
Your weekend plans are sure to keep you busy at the
North Georgia cabin rentals
. Explore the sights of the northern Appalachian foothills and relax in style and comfort each night.