Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Helen to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Horne's Buggy Rides

For a different view of downtown Helen, ditch modern modes of transport and hop aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Both horse (called King George) and driver are friendly and offer a great chance to relax and enjoy the quaint German-style town. In...  Read More

Sautee Nacoochee
Sautee Nacoochee Center

This local arts and heritage center is a great source of information on Helen and the region. It presents arts and crafts shows and cultural programs, and the history museum showcases regional artifacts and changing exhibits. Plus, an on-site...  Read More

Nora Mill Granary

This historic grain mill and shop, sited along the swift Chattanooga River, first opened in 1876. More than 125 years later, the original water mill is still in operation and available for tours on Saturdays. Visitors can purchase cornmeal,...  Read More

Head north on Helen's Main Street, and just a few minutes outside of town you'll find yourself at the entrance to Unicoi State Park. This popular park is revered for its 20-mile network of trails (12 for hikers, 8 for mountain bikers), some of...  Read More

Raven Cliff Falls

Located just a few miles west of Helen, Raven Cliffs Falls is one of the area's most visually stunning (and most visited) natural landmarks. This 60-foot cascade falls over the steep facade that makes up Raven Cliffs, producing a stunning...  Read More

Standing over 4700 feet above sea level, Brasstown Bald is the highest peak in the state and affords an outstanding panorama of the surrounding countryside – in fact, word has it that on a clear day, you can see all the way to Tennessee, North...  Read More

High Shoals Scenic Area and Falls

Just off the Unicoi Turnpike (Highway 17/75), this section of the Georgia Mountains presents a number of beautiful vistas, landscapes and waterfalls, but reaching most of them requires an adventurous spirit and the willingness to do some hiking....  Read More

Helen Tubing

You won't have any trouble finding out how many folks use this convenient outfit for their tubing fun. Just take a gander at the river as you drive through Helen – their signature hot pink inner tubes tell the whole story!

Tour "the Hooch" in true style – That is to say, atop an inner tube rented from the popular Cool River Company. A good time for families, church groups and just about everybody else, a tubing trip down the Chattahoochee River is a nice,...  Read More