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Zip Lining In North Georgia: History, Safety, & Operators

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Mar 22, 2022

This blog post is part of “DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BOOKING A TRIP TO HELEN, GEORGIA” blog series.                             

Have you ever wanted to feel like you are flying through the air? Have you imagined feeling the wind across your face and watching the scenery behind you disappear as you sail across the landscape below? Unfortunately, most people keep their feet on the ground and miss fulfilling the fantasy of flight.

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Smithgall Woods State Park History & Things To Do While Visiting

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Mar 01, 2022

This blog post is part of “YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE NORTH GEORGIA OUTDOORS” blog series.

Northern Georgia, and namely, the Helen area, is the perfect spot for nature lovers to get away from the stresses of everyday life in the "big city" and get back to the basics.

In addition to several other popular Helen Georgia attractions, state parks like Smithgall woods are extremely popular with vacationers who are staying in the area

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Transportation in and around Helen, Georgia

Posted by Tom Telford on Thu, Feb 10, 2022

You'll almost certainly arrive in Helen, Georgia by automobile. Whether it's your own car or a rental from the airport, Helen Georgia's peacefulness is in part owed to its lack of commercial railroad and airport access.

That being said, once you arrive in Helen, you have several great options available for local transportation.

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Helen Georgia Festivals & Other Things To Do During Spring Break

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Jan 18, 2022

This blog post is part of “DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO BOOKING A TRIP TO HELEN, GEORGIA” blog series.

With the clear air, fantastic views and all those alpine cabins, visitors to Helen, Georgia can be forgiven for whistling a few tunes from the score of The Sound of Music. This part of the Blue Ridge Mountains could serve as a body double for the Alps if viewed from the right angle.

Things to do in Helen, Georgia revolve around those mountains and the natural scenery. This is Spring Break territory for those who like to stretch their limbs, breath deep, and feel nature up close and personal.

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Romantic Things To Do For Reigniting The Romance

Posted by Allison Miller on Wed, Jan 12, 2022

This blog post is part of “DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO ROMANTIC GETAWAY IN NORTH GEORGIA” blog series.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a romantic getaway? No matter how long you and your sweetie have been together every couple needs to invest in a little alone time with one another to rekindle the flame of their romance. If you’ve been hoping to get away, take a little time to plan. Some believe that a romantic getaway means escaping to a remote tropical island. And, others think that even a short drive or flight to the mountains requires too much planning.

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Top 8 Kid Friendly Places To Shop In Helen Ga

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Fri, Dec 31, 2021

Beautiful Helen, Georgia, is well known around the Southeastern US for its amazing landscapes, mountains, rivers, and classic Bavarian architecture. It's a top tourist destination for families coming in from southern Georgia, as well as from all the surrounding areas.

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Visit Scarecrow Trail And Halloween Attractions While In Helen Georgia

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Oct 28, 2021

 

In October, as the clouds gather beneath a full moon and the bats start to swirl, visitors flock to North Georgia for some of the spookiest attractions around! Why go to some plastic-coated theme park for the scariest night of the year, when you could be spending All Hallow's Eve in a natural forest, possibly, in your very own secluded cabin!

 

 

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Attractions Near The Luxurious Treehouse Cabins

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Sat, Jul 31, 2021

Our dreamy treehouse cabins are perched high above the ground and have views for days. You will love staying inside with all its comfort and convenience. But if you want to explore the outdoors, we have places we recommend going. These places are not too far away from our luxurious treehouse cabins.

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Things You Can Do in North Georgia During Summer

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Thu, Jul 29, 2021

There are many interesting destinations you can visit in North Georgia during the summer months. There is just no shortage of it! Here are some of the nice places to visit in North Georgia during the warmer months.

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Hiking Trails in Helen, Georgia You Might Want To Try

Posted by Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals on Sat, Jul 17, 2021

When you are on vacation, is hiking one of your to-do activities? One of the great outdoor activities, hiking is one of the easiest to organize and rewarding to do. Not only is it a good way to exercise but it also makes you appreciate the natural beauty around you. 

Before you go for a hike, remember to wear your hiking boots, bring lots of water, put on sunscreen, and wear weather-appropriate attire.

Here are the best hiking trails you can go in Helen, Georgia:

1. Anna Ruby Falls

A 0.9-mile trail, it features a beautiful waterfall and is good for all skill levels. Accessible throughout the whole year round, the trail is used for hiking and nature trips. The trail is paved which leads to two observation decks and a picnic area if you want to stop by and appreciate the double waterfalls. Once you cross Smith Creek over a bridge, you will see luscious wildflowers and rocks thick with moss. The area is child and dog-friendly but you have to put the dog on a leash. The hike is pretty easy although the outbound trek is mostly uphill. And while the twin waterfalls are clearly the main attraction, the trail itself is a beautiful one.

2. Raven Cliff Falls Trail

Featuring a waterfall, the Raven Cliff Falls Trail is rated moderate and a 9.3-kilometer trail located near Helen, Georgia. Aside from hiking, you can go fishing and watching the wildlife. The trail follows a beautiful creek with several waterfalls. The majority of the trail is covered, well marked, and maintained. At the end of the trail is gorgeous waterfalls.

3. Duke’s Creek Falls in Chattahoochee National Forest

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Considered a moderate trail, the Duke's Creek Falls Trail is kid and dog-friendly. It is just north of Helen and two miles out and back through a mountain stream-filled forest. There are viewing platforms where you can watch the gorgeous 150 ft tall drop of Duke's Creek Falls. You can go hiking, walking, or bird watching here. There are wooden boardwalks and stairs occasionally along the way and most of the trail is wide and flat with switchbacks. If you want to rest, there are also benches available.

4. Bottoms Loop at Unicoi

A two-mile loop is considered and rated moderate. As you hike, you will pass plenty of rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and hemlocks. The trail crosses several brooks and winds through a hardwood forest. It will then meet the rippling waters of Smith Creek. A beginner-friendly trail, it has compacted soil.

5. Ash Creek in Smithgall Woods

Rated slightly more difficult than the other trails, the Ash Creek Loop trails are at 3.8 miles round trip. There is a stream crossing and a covered bridge. The trail is mostly used for running and hiking. It is also a good chance to see wildlife.

6. Laurel Ridge Trail Loop

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Accessible all year round, the trail is 2.6 kilometers and good for all skill levels. This trail offers pretty scenery with a nice mountain overlook at the top. There is a moderate incline and downhill and some loose gravel. Best to bring a walking stick and wear closed-toe shoes. The trail is well marked but some of the posts can be hard to see. Pay attention to the arrow directions on the posts.

7. Andrews Cove Trail

The trail is two miles and follows an old logging road up Andrews Cove to the Application Trail and Forest Service Rd 283 at Indian Grave Gap. The crease is deep along the trail. Above Andrews Creek, the mountain walls rise 1,000 ft. There is a stream.

8. Tallulah Gorge North and South Rim Trails

This is a heavily trafficked loop trail and rated it as moderate. 1.8 mile, the trail is accessible all year-round and dog-friendly. There are waterfalls. The hike allows you to watch stunning views of the canyon's rim without making a difficult descent into the gorge. 

Which trail are you keen to go? 

Cabins you can stay after hiking

Luxurious Treehouses

Relax in our luxurious and private treehouses with spa-like amenities. Reconnect with nature and wildlife as you fill your lungs with clean and fresh air on a walk along our private tracks. The treehouses will give you a true sense of home and comfort in the wilderness but not too far from civilization. 

These treehouses are perfect for romantic weekends or a relaxing break with a small family as it accommodates four people. After your hike, this is the ultimate immersion in nature and comfort.

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