Feel Refreshed When You Visit The Cabins Near Amicalola Falls

As you work on planning your vacation to a North Georgia mountains cabin, you have probably been researching where you can go to get the best views of waterfalls in the Helen area. Have you added Amicalola Falls to your vacation “must-see” list? This spectacular waterfall is truly a sight to behold and because of the many things to do and see in Amicalola Falls State Park and the surrounding area, you can make a day trip of your adventure to the falls in Dawsonville, GA.

Visiting Amicalola Falls State Park

Planning a day trip away from your cabin rental to Amicalola Falls is easy as it is not far away from the Helen area. The 829-acre Georgia state park is filled with gorgeous scenery, plants, and wildlife. It is because of the incredible views and numerous hiking trails that Amicalola Falls State Park is one of the most popular parks of its kind within the state of Georgia. The falls themselves are 729 feet high, making Amicalola Falls the tallest cascade in all of the Southeastern United States. In fact, the falls are considered to be one of the seven natural wonders of Georgia.

You will have your pick of how you would like to view the thundering waters with your choices being a relatively easy accessible pathway to a challenging trail that includes staircases. Should you decide to take the more difficult path, you can join the park’s “Canyon Climbers Club”. When you’re in the mood for some exercise and fresh mountain air you can opt to follow an 8.5-mile trail that leads from the park to Springer Mountain. This mountain is famous for being the Southern end of the well-known Appalachian trail which is 2,175 miles long. For those who would like to enjoy the sights and sounds of the park without walking so far, numerous trails are far shorter and can be enjoyed.

When you first arrive at Amicalola Falls State Park, you should make it a point to stop at the visitor center. You will want to take a look at the maps of the various trails within the park to determine how you would prefer to access the falls or which trails will best suit your desires and personal stamina. In addition, the visitor center is home to various live animals for you to enjoy looking at. It should be noted that Amicalola Falls is extremely busy during peak leaf season during the autumn and it may be preferable to visit during the weekdays at this time.

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Other Things to Check Out When Visiting Amicalola Falls State Park

Once you have made your trek to Amicalola Falls and have explored the vast and beautiful state park, you will be delighted to learn that there is still much more to do and see in the area. Here are a couple of our suggestions for how to make a day of your trip to Dawsonville to see the falls.

Amicalola Deer Park

Located just across the way from Amicalola Falls State Park, the Amicalola Deer Park is a truly fun and unique way to get up close and personal with nature and have a close encounter with northern Georgia wildlife. While here, you can purchase bags of feed and enjoy bonding with family and friends as you feel the tickle of a deer lapping your fingers for a tasty treat. There are more than 150 deer housed in the park for you to meet and pet as you enjoy hiking trails or a tranquil stop at the river running through the park. If you are planning on visiting the area from the time span between November 12th and December 18th you will also want to be sure to visit the park to see Santa surrounded by all of his “rein”deer! It is a magical holiday experience.

Uncle Shucks

Will you be staying with us in our luxury cabin rentals during the fall months? Whether you are stopping by for Oktoberfest or simply to enjoy the foliage, you will not want to miss out on a visit to Uncle Shuck’s. Here you can explore a detailed corn maze, pick your perfect pumpkin, enjoy hayrides, shoot a corn cannon, and so much more! During the weekends in October, you can also get your group together for Haunt Nights and have your pants cared for in the haunted corn maze. Not in the mood to be scared?  You can also take an evening hayride to be finished with a bonfire (marshmallows included!). Best of all part of your cost of admission will be donated to the Dawsonville High School, so it’s all for a good cause!

What other interesting attractions have you discovered near Amicalola Falls? Share your tips in the comments!