Breathe Deeply The Fresh Air In The Georgia Mountains

Did you know that the hot, summer weather can actually reduce outdoor air quality in the city? At higher temperatures, the chemical reactions that form smog occur much faster, causing the skies to turn hazy, and making it more difficult to breathe. So what better time to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and visit the mountains in Georgia? By taking a summer vacation to the cabins in the Helen area, you can remove yourself from unhealthy, smoggy conditions and enjoy the fresh air instead. In fact, the mountain air is so fresh, that you’ll want to spend as much time in the great outdoors as possible. Here are a few fun ideas for enjoying outdoor activities while taking advantage of the clean air in Northern Georgia.

1. Get Some Exercise

On the smoggiest days of the year, some major metro areas advise their citizens to avoid outdoor activities like walking, biking, jogging, or even playing sports. Here in the mountains in Georgia, however, the air is clean and safe, so that you can fill your lungs with fresh oxygen as you burn calories and get your body moving. And with so many exciting things to do, see, and explore, exercise never feels like a chore in northern Georgia. There are countless hiking trails for you to select from, all of which will provide you with truly incredible views of the mountains, trees, wildflowers, and more. Hiking to a waterfall is especially fun. You can check out the double cascade at Anna Ruby Falls in nearby Unicoi State Park, or you may choose to challenge yourself by climbing several hundred steps to the top of the tallest cascade east of the Mississippi at Amicalola Falls.

Of course, there are other ways to get your exercise in the mountains in Georgia. Geocaching is very popular in the Georgia State Parks. Using a GPS system, you’ll search for “treasures” hidden inside of the state parks by solving clues or following coordinates. Once you find the hidden capsule, you may take the treasure and replace it with a new one. Another great idea for getting your heart pumping is to get out on the water. Wildwood Outfitters supplies vacationers with all of the gear that they need to canoe or kayak down the Chattahoochee River. Regardless of whether you are a first timer who is seeking a peaceful journey down calm waters, or an old pro who wants to battle class 2 and 3 rapids, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. At the end of the day, you’ll go back to your cabin feeling invigorated, as your body will be replenished with only clean mountain air.

2. Go Way Up High

Some of the best views of the mountains in Georgia can be seen from “on top of the world”. If you’ve ever visited a large city like New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, however, you know that these otherwise incredible views can often be marred by thick, brown smog. This is not the case when you visit the Helen area. In fact, the skies are so clear and the air is so fresh that you can actually see four different states from your perch on the highest point in Georgia – Brasstown Bald. After climbing or riding a tram to the top of this mountain, you can look out for miles and try to spot Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. You can also get “up high” views of beautiful northern Georgia by taking a zipline canopy tour or going on a hot air balloon ride. Regardless of how you choose to experience Georgia, you’ll never have to worry about dirty, smoggy air ruining your views.

helen ga cabin rentals3. Gather Outside the Cabin

Back at home, you may tend to avoid spending time outside as it affects your allergies or otherwise irritates your respiratory system. But here in the mountains in Georgia, you’ll love being able to sit on your cabin’s porch each day and breathe the fresh air as you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. You and your family may choose to grill out each night, or enjoy a meal together on your patio. You can look for frogs in a nearby creek, string up a badminton net between the trees and play, or watch the sky each night for falling stars. You may even choose to explore the forest near your home in search of animal tracks, or break out the binoculars and attempt to spot native birds. The best part is that you can have fun outside of your Helen Ga Cabin Rental without ever worrying about breathing unhealthy air.

Trade in city smog for the fresh air of the mountains in Georgia this summer. After all, don’t you and your family deserve to be happy and healthy?