Leave the City Behind and Head to the Mountains

The pressures of life can sometimes weigh you down, and you feel you need to get away for a while.  But where can you go?  What can you do?  Where can you trade in the smog for the fresh cool mountain air?  Where can you trade in the noise of heavy traffic for the soothing songs of the birds singing in the trees or the gentle sound of a creek running by?  Leave the city life behind you and head to the mountains of North Georgia where mountain cabin rentals can provide you with a home away from home and the beautiful city of Alpine Helen Georgia can offer a treasure trove of enjoyable activities.

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What do the mountains have to offer you?

North Georgia is a haven for trout fishing.  The Chattahoochee River runs through the city of Helen and is open all year.  Just grab your gear and head out to catch some rainbow trout that can average between twelve and nineteen inches.

A hike to Anna Ruby Falls offers plenty of opportunities for photographs.  Anna Ruby Falls is located in the neighboring Chattahoochee National Forest where two creeks plunge together. Curtis Creek drops 153 feet and York Creek drops 50 feet.  At the base of the falls, they meet to form Smith Creek which flows into the lake of the same name in Unicoi State Park.

Enjoy a day on horseback.  Sunburst Stables in beautiful Helen, Georgia allows opportunities to explore the edge of the National Forest and enjoy the mountain vistas in the sunset while horseback riding.  You can schedule a guided sunset ride to a high mountain where you can snack on trail mix while watching the sky change during a glorious sunset.

Take your mountain bike on a thrilling trail ride.  Visit Woody’s Mountain Bikesbike in Helen or you can bring your own bike and head for Unicoi State Park, one of the most popular state parks in Georgia, to ride the eight-mile loop trail designated specifically for mountain bikers.  It offers great scenery with a few challenging climbs and switchbacks.

What accommodations does Helen offer for mountain getaways?

Deer Crossing cabin is nestled in the midst of oak trees, and as the name suggests, offers opportunities for wildlife viewing along with all the amenities of the home in addition to a hot tub, Jacuzzi bath, Hi-Def Satellite TV/DVD player, and Foosball table. Enjoy the warmth of the wood-burning fireplace or sit by the fire pit roasting hot dogs and enjoying a North Georgia night.

Dream Mountain Lodge offers a spectacular mountain view with a hot tub, Jacuzzi, Foosball, and air hockey table.  You can spend cozy evenings, wrapped up in a blanket, watching movies on your Hi-Def TV or stargazing, and during the day all the activities offered in Helen are only eight minutes away.

When the hustle and bustle of life get to you, leave the city behind and head to the mountains to start experiencing life again with Georgia vacation spots.