Question: What does the north Georgia Mountains area have that you would love to see? Answer: Everything! The North Georgia Mountains is a region that is fairly bursting with beautiful scenery, exquisite dining experiences, a healthy, growing wildlife population and an exciting nightlife. No matter what an individual's "thing" is, they will be marvelously surprised at what is available in the North Georgia Mountains area. In Helen, Georgia, for example, one may rent a traditional, North Georgia mountains cabin from Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals. From there, they can fill a weekend or a week with exciting, fun or romantic activities.
Here's just a few of the local activities that will inspire, delight and entertain:
Chattahoochee River Tubing or Water Slide
For the water sports lover, try the Chattahoochee water slide or plunking yourself down in a large rubber tube and floating down the historical, magnificent Chattahoochee River. Helen, GA tubing establishments offer a one hour float or a 2 1/2 hour float. The choices are anybody's, the beauty of the "Hooch" is everybody's.
Smithgall Woods State Park
A spectacular state park with majestic mountain and water vistas, 18 miles of hiking and biking roads and Duke's Creek, North Georgia's famous trout stream. Stow the family's gear in a Cedar Creek cabin and spend the day exploring this beautiful state park.
One doesn't even have to leave the town of Helen to have a lovely day exploring the cultural diversity of Helen. With delightful Bavarian village styled buildings, hot air balloon sightings, cobblestone streets and over 200 import and specialty shops, a vacation could easily begin and end in Helen.
Alpine Mini Golf Village
One would be hard pressed to find a more perfect family activity than mini golf. It is the ideal activity to satisfy all those competitive urgings between siblings and spouses. Everybody gets a chance to shine and have some great fun and laughs. In the Georgia sunshine, sipping a cool beverage and bonding with loved ones. What could be better?
Chattahoochee Wildlife Management Area
Spend hours or days exploring 25,000 acres of rich wildlife, picnicking, hiking, fishing and bird watching in an area dedicated to remaining primitive and pristine.
Dukes Creek Mine
Feeling lucky? Want to get really rustic and discover what old-timers used to do for a living? Try panning for gold or screening for gems, like rubies and sapphires, at the Dukes Creek Mine. The Dukes Creek Mine was the very first major discovery of gold in America! This one is a breeze to talk the kids into! Who doesn't want to be rich? They'll be eager to get their feet wet here. Finally, a way to get them to help pay for the vacation!
A pure delight to visit, it is gracefully nestled in the Alpine village of Helen, not far from a North Georgia mountains cabin. This enchanting treasure features Crystal chandeliers with matching crystal wall sconces, a 22 foot cathedral ceiling, lush foliage and sweet scented magnolias, as well as other fantastic flora. A delightful place to see and spend a few hours enjoying the marriage of nature and man-made beauty.
Georgia Heritage Art Association Gallery
Hobnob with some very talented artists and enjoy the beauty of their works. In the midst of Helen's Alpine Village Shoppes, it's a hop, skip and a jump from a Cedar Creeks Cabin rental to the "downtown" area of this quaint Alpine village. From the whimsical to the wow, the Georgia Heritage Art Association Gallery has an amazing array of fine art pieces ranging from local Native American jewelry and pottery to captivating wall accents.
Goofy Rooster Corn Maze
OK, so at least one day should be planned specifically for the young 'uns. It doesn't get any more kid-friendly than the Goofy Rooster Corn Maze. A seasonal favorite for all ages, this attraction offers hay rides complete with a fireside smores session, a barrel train and yes, a corn field maze. Can it get any more a-maze-ing than this? Kids love it and so do parents. A really super way to spend a fall day with the family.
North Georgia's newest, and dare we say funnest, attraction, ZipNTime is designed for the adventure loving souls. With all the proper safety equipment of course, visitors will strap onto a zip line and zip from hyar to thar, feeling the awesome thrill of a free-falling experience and the rush of the wind in their smiling faces, in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Cabin guests flock to zipping venues, as it's the latest cool thing to do, and until a person experiences it, they cannot imagine the thrill of it. Guaranteed to get the kids excited and eager to zip, this crazy attraction will surpass their wildest expectations, and yours too!
As is evident, while the North Georgia Mountains are certainly a place for secluded hikes, relaxing fishing and the enjoyment of nature in its finest, there is so much more.
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