Nestled in the heart of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find the alpine village of Helen. Modeled after a German alpine village, Helen is a small city filled with charm, specialty boutiques, and delicious-tasting foods. Near Georgia’s wine country, Helen has many wine tasting rooms and wineries within its city limits. During the warmer months, visitors to Helen can tube down the Chattahoochee River, which slices through the heart of the city. Surrounded by stunning mountains and filled with quaint hotels, cobblestone walkways, and German cuisine and culture, Helen is the perfect place to experience a little bit of Bavaria deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Great Outdoors
Explore the sights of the north Georgia mountains at Unicoi State Park. Located in the city of Helen, Unicoi is a 1,050-acre state park with the 53-acre Unicoi Lake as its centerpiece. There are many things to experience at Unicoi including an archery range, zip lines, fly fishing, kayaking, paddling, and much more. Book an RV rental in Helen, and post up at the park’s full hook-up campground. Comfort stations are available within the campground.
Another cool spot near Helen is Raven Cliffs Falls. In the Chattahoochee National Forest, this spectacular waterfall is 40 feet tall and cascades through a towering cliff, slicing the gigantic rock outcrop in half. The hike to Raven Cliff Falls is five miles round trip (2.5 miles one way) and is relatively easy until the end, where it gets a little steep as you climb over large rocks.
Travel farther into the north Georgia mountains with your camper rental from Helen. Less than an hour's drive outside of Helen is Brasstown Bald. Located near the town of Blairsville, Brasstown Bald is the highest point in the state of Georgia. From its 4,783-foot peak, on a clear day, visitors can get a 360-degree view of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Rent an RV in Helen, and you’ll have several options of RV parks. One is Unicoi Springs Camp Resort. Located in the city of Helen, Unicoi Springs has full hook-up sites each with a patio or deck. There is also Wi-Fi on the premises as well as two swimming pools, a five-acre lake, a clubhouse, a non-denominational chapel, and full-time security services. Additionally, the campground has tennis courts, a pickle ball court, and a miniature golf course. Children can also enjoy the facility’s playground.
Another nearby campground in Cleveland, Georgia is Yonah Mountain Campground. This campground has several full hook-up sites with either 30 or 50 amp electric. Campground amenities include a fishing hole, a seasonal swimming pool, horseshoes, a basketball court, a laundry facility, and a bathhouse. There’s also a Wi-Fi enabled clubhouse, volleyball court, shuffleboard, and a playground for children. Forgot something? Don’t worry. The on-site general store sells firewood, charcoal, drinks, candy, fishing supplies, camping necessities, and more.
Exploring the City
If you’re in Helen during the warmer months, you can tube down the Chattahoochee River. The 430-mile river, which originates in Jacks Knob in Union County, flows through the heart of Helen. When the weather permits, you can rent a tube from several outfitters located on the river and spend a day “shootin’ the Hooch”. Since there are no real rapids on this portion of the river, it’s a perfect outing for everyone, even children.
Book an RV in White County and don’t miss the opportunity to check out the winery in Helen. The vineyard has been producing wine since 1983 and is one of Georgia’s largest and oldest wineries. Visitors can take a tour of the winery or participate in a wine tasting.
You can also check out Helen from the sky when you head to the adventure park nearby. There are several things you can do here including zip lines, a high ropes course, and a giant swing which lifts you 50 feet into the air and then drops you into a few second free fall. You can also camp on the grounds, though you can’t bring your motorhome rental from Helen. Camping at this adventure park is limited to tree houses and covered wagons; you won’t have electricity, but it will probably be an experience you won’t ever forget.
Your next adventure is waiting when you rent a motorhome in Helen. Full of charm, culture, and beauty, Helen is a beautiful place to get away, unwind, and unplug. No matter where you wander or when you decide to visit, there’s something new and exciting to experience when you visit Helen.