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    Fox Winery tasting room

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008

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    Fox Winery tasting room was a great find, they have by far the best Georgia wine we have tasted to date. We also bought several bottles here. They fellow behind the counter had a great german accent and knew his stuff when it came to the wine. We highly suggest going here for a tasting, you won't walk out without a bottle or 3.

    Fox Winery tasting room
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    Take a carriage ride

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008

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    This was a really nice ride, rather short, only about 15 to 20 minutes but only $5 person. The driver was very nice and told us some history about the town which we road around and took in the sites of this cute little town. Worth $5 for sure

    The cinderella carriage for your little princess
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    Georgia Wines Inc Tasting room

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008

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    We went here for a tasting and really enjoyed their wines, bought a few bottles, they held onto them while we could see the rest of the town and come back later to pick them up. There are open until 9pm.

    Georgia Wines Inc Tasting room Helen GA
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    Pirates Cove

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008

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    If you are into Mini Golf this place is pretty cool, we have seen Pirates Cove Mini Golf down in Florida so this must be a chain. Still if the kids are with you this is a good time killer and the kids love it.
    Summer Hours:
    9:30am - 11pm
    Call for our hours in the Spring and Fall

    Pirates Cove
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    Habersham Winery

    by tpangelinan Written Oct 12, 2008

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    Just outside of town you should visit the Habersham Winery and do a wine tasting. The tasting was free, rather informative and fun. We liked most of what we tasted from whites to reds. They have been producing wine since 1983 which make it one of the oldest wineries in Georgia.

    Habersham Winery outside Habersham Winery preparation room Habersham Winery tasting room and giftshop
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    Scenic Mountain View Drive

    by TexasDave Written Oct 9, 2008

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    After leaving Helen to the North you can do a very scenic drive by turning left on to Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway (348) which winds through the Chattahoochee National Forest. You can make a complete circuit by turning Right to Highway 180 and then another right at Highway 75 which goes back to Helen. The complete circle takes a little over an hour depending on how you navigate the curves and turns. It is particularly pretty in the Spring and the Fall.

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    Helen, GA tourism in the Blue Ridge MTNs

    by AVG2319 Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    Helen is a pretty tourist town located in a beautiful part of Georgia. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and on the Chattahoochee River. It is basically a re-creation of an Alpine village-tons of little shops expected to be in a tourist town and many sit down restaurants. No fast food here. They have many festivals here. The area is beautiful and it is a fun day trip, If you go here, go to Anna Ruby Falls-very pretty.

    Alpine Village in Helen, GA
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    Anna Ruby Falls

    by AVG2319 Updated Jul 4, 2008

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    If you are in the Helen, GA area do not miss these pretty falls. It is a relatively easy and short hike to see a beautiful waterfall deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. We walked this with a baby, so it is not a bad hike.
    Curtis Creek drops 153 feet and York Creek 50 feet to form the twin waterfalls

    Anna Ruby Twin Falls
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    Unicoi State Park

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 19, 2007

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    Unicoi State Park is just 2 miles north of Helen and offers a variety of activities from hiking to camping, boating, biking and of course fishing. We just went there for lunch one day, having picked up some food at Hofer's in Helen. It is a beautiful setting, well equipped with lodges, cottages, campsites and picnic tables.

    Lunch in the woods overlooking a creek A beach in the mountains?

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    Take a carriage ride

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 19, 2007

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    I suppose some would call this a tourist trap, but it all depends on your perspective. The carriage ride is only about 20 minutes through the town and is not particularly scenic. However, it is only $5 and kids love it. We have now brought two grandchildren (both age 7 at the time) and both loved it. The drivers are all cordial and offer the children a carrot to feed the horse at the end. The horse of course knows this and is ready to snatch it from their hand as soon as they are close enough. Have your camera ready to get some surprised looks on the child's face.

    Jake and I are ready to ride Cadillac Jack has already eaten the carrot Give us a big smile, horse!
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    Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 19, 2007

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    Our third game of mini golf was at this place as my grandson just couldn't wait to find out if the big mountain (mound) in the center of the course was part of it. Of course it was and it marked the first time I have intentionally played golf from in a cave. The course has some interesting holes but this one captured his imagination as the cave was dark and of course fitted with spooky sounds. The course is not as attractive as Alpine Golf but has some interesting features and a whimsical figure of a man in the pond. All in all, a great place especially for kids to have a good time.

    Pirate's Cove mini golf We made it through the cave Can you find the Pirate in this photo? What is this guy doing???

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    Nice big water slide

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 19, 2007

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    Cool River Tubing also has a nice waterslide on the north side of Helen. We took our grandson there and watched although it would probably be fun for adults as well. We bought his ticket in conjuction with tubing and it was only $5. I don't know if it would be more for the slide alone. It was well worth it when he came down the first time and emerged from the water exclaiming, "Awesome!" Tickets and directions can be secured at the headquarters. Children have to be 42 inches tall. There is staff on duty to make sure sliders don't go down on top of one another.

    A happy slider prances away

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    Easy hike up to a double waterfall

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 19, 2007

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    Anna Ruby Falls is just a few miles north of Helen and adjacent to Unicoi State Park. The hike of just under half mile is not a difficult one and the path is paved. There are also attractive stone benches along the way so you can rest frequently if needed. There are a couple of bridged crossings of Smith Creek as well as two nicely placed observation decks just below the falls which offer great views and photo ops.

    When you reach the observation decks you are treated to not one but two lovely little falls. They are Curtis and York Creeks which meet here to form Smith Creek. Curtis drops about 150 feet and York about 50 feet and together form a beautiful and unusual scene. Along the path there are various signs with information about the flora and fauna as well as historical information. It is a great easy hike for almost anyone who is mobile. We enjoyed it very much and our 7 year old grandson thought it quite cool.

    Ready for our hike Curtis Creek falls York Creek falls Trees grow out of rocks here Jake finds a big recess in the rocks
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    Alpine Golf - mini golf

    by rexvaughan Written Jul 18, 2007

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    Most putt-putt golf courses are somewhat cute and a bit tricked up but this one is downright beautiful. From the garden entrance to the elevated deck walkway from the clubhouse to the ice cream shop and on to the course itself, the landscaping is striking and quite lovely. If you are traveling with kids putt-putt is a sure winner and this one is lovely as well. Adjacent to the course is an ice cream store where you get a 10% discount when you show them your scorecard. Our 7 year old grandson thought it was a perfect day - mini golf followed by ice cream!

    Alpine Golf and gardens Nice landscaping all around the course Jake ready to tee off Lining up putts is serious business

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    nora mill

    by doug48 Updated Nov 1, 2006

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    the nora mill store is another interesting place to visit when in the helen area. nora mill is located about a mile east of helen on hwy 17. this late 1800's grist mill now houses a general store. the nora mill is worth visiting when in the helen area.

    nora mill
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  • Aug 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    How far is Helen, ga from Knoxville,tn?

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      Aug 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM

      You can find routes and distance by using googlemaps (it's around 140 miles), or you can ask on the VT Helen travel forum here:

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