Things To Do In & Around Helen, GA

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Things to do near Helen GA

We live in Florida, but we’re regular visitors to Helen, Georgia. And, contrary to some GA mountain folks, we are not Floridiots, thankyouverymuch.

When Floridians go to Helen, we want to enjoy the sites… but we don’t always know how to find them. Curvy mountain roads can be a little intimidating to those of us whose steepest drives are up the ramp in a parking garage downtown St. Augustine! We are sorry for driving s…l…o…w…l…y but being adventurous in a 12 passenger van is… ah… thrilling.

Are you visiting North Georgia and want to know what to do? Well, friends, fret no more! Our family has been vacationing in the foothills outside Helen for years – we’ve done the homework for you! We’ve found the good {and the bad and the ugly}. Here are our favorite things to do near Helen… in alphabetical order for your browsing ease. All the below terms will become links when the blogs go live! If you don’t want to miss any, simply ask to receive St. Augustine & Road Trip Simply posts in your in-box.



What to do near Helen, Georgia

Amicalola Falls

Apple Picking

Brasstown Bald

Cabbage Patch

Consolidated Gold Mine – MUST DO! Put on your Rainy Day List

Duke’s Falls are prettiest

Helen’s Playground – great views and FREE PARKING IN HELEN

Nora Mills Grist Mill

Visit the little shops in Helen

Smith Soda Shop in Cleveland (Adorable and affordable! reminder to self: Ask Papa for pictures from his phone.)