Helen GA Attractions

With its cobblestone alleys and half-timbered facades, a stroll through downtown Helen, Georgia will make you feel as if you’ve been transported to a town in the heart of Bavaria. Nestled in a bucolic alpine setting along the Chattahoochee River, the town of Helen will charm you with a delightful combination of Old World charm and American hospitality. Along with a stay at one of the breathtaking log cabins in Helen GA, you will leave with nothing but fond memories and the yearning to return. See Helen ‘s attractions below:


Among the many Helen Ga attractions are the huge variety of specialty and import shops that sell antiques, cuckoo clocks, handmade crafts, and many other novelties.

  • The Alpine Village Shoppes on Main Street offers a variety of high-quality clothing, gifts, home furnishings, décor, food items, and much more.
  • The Amish Red Barn stocks beautifully handmade furniture, crafts, and artwork from Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  • For camping and picnic supplies, head over to Betty’s Country Store, an eclectic little grocery store filled with a tantalizing array of homemade pies, gourmet cheeses, fresh produce, and cut-to-order Black Angus steaks.Trout Lily Cabin
Family Attractions

Besides its myriad shopping opportunities, Helen boasts a wide array of attractions that are bound to keep your whole family occupied during your visit.

  • With over 400 feet of railroad track, perfect replicas of German buildings, and over 5,000 hand-painted figures, the miniature railroad layout of Charlemagne’s Kingdom will delight both children and adults of all ages.
  • The Helen Amusement Park offers both big kids and little kids plenty of fun-filled activities. Zip around on go-karts, play a round of mini-golf, ride the Tilt-A-Whirl, or ply the waves on bumper boats.
The Great Outdoors

If your interests lean more towards exploring the area’s rich natural beauty, Helen is the perfect place to stay. Listed below are some of my favorite Helen Georgia attractions.

  • Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest offers excellent wildlife viewing, hiking trails, spectacular scenery, and much more.
  • Take a scenic hike along the Appalachian Trail.
  • Go horseback riding through beautiful mountain country.
  • Soar over North Georgia on a hot air balloon tour.
  • Go tubing along the Chattahoochee River.
  • Experience a white-water rafting adventure.
Special Eventsoktoberfest

Some of Helen’s most popular attractions are centered on its rich tradition of folk festivals and celebrations.

  • Running from mid-September through October, the Bavarian-inspired, Helen Ga Oktoberfest is a terrific opportunity to sip a cold brew or two, sample some bratwurst, and dance the polka.
  • Check out Helen’s Calendar of Events for the latest updates about upcoming festivals, celebrations, and fairs.

No matter when you decide to visit Helen, you are bound to leave with fond memories and a desire to return year after year.