These waterfalls are about a 15 minute drive from Helen and are a worthy hike for almost anyone---Once in the parking lot ($3 entrance per car) it is about a 30 minute walk down to the falls and about 35-40 back up, walking slowly and enjoying the trees. There is a viewing station at .1 miles (not really that good of a view) and a total of 1.1 miles to the falls. The air shimmers down under the falls and is very relaxing after walking down the trail, and there are benches to rest .......
Take 75 north thru Helen and turn left at Alt 75----a few miles later turn right on #348---the park is a few miles up on the left.
the stoval mill covered bridge is located about 10 miles east of helen on GA 17. the original covered bridge was built by fred dover in the late 1800's. the original bridge was washed away in the 1890's and will pardue replaced the bridge in 1895. the stoval mill covered bridge was featured in the 1951 movie " i'd climb the highest mountain". the stoval mill covered bridge is one of only a few original covered bridges in the state of georgia.
Go north through town and look for a fire road on the right. It is not paved, but is fairly obvious. Drive, slowly up the road until you get to a cell phone tower. Just past the tower you will see a wash off to the right. Walk down the wash to a clearing, there may be some primitive campers here. Walk to the edge and down about 6 feet to a flat stone. Sit and admire God's handywork at creating beauty. Sit quietly and listen, He may talk to you.
About 15 minutes from Helen is Cleveland. It is here that the Cabbage Patch was born. You can still tour the "Hospital" and even see new borns as they arrive.
The cabin also had a loft that most young children would love. Or any one that is willing to climb up there, it could be quite cozy. We never made it up in the loft, but it looked like fun.