The allure of the North Georgia Mountains will entice you and keep you coming back for more. There are three places in the Georgia Mountains that are ideal for a long weekend getaway, whether you’re looking for a romantic wooded retreat, a family holiday, or a solo adventure. Gear up and plan to visit one of these beautiful Georgia mountain towns!
Helen is a picturesque Bavarian inspired town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia just off interstate 75. The idea to create an Alpine atmosphere came from artist John Kollock who was commissioned by the town to help attract more tourists travelling north into the mountains. By the fall of 1969, the German inspired façade was complete and has since tripled in size and population and is the third most visited destination in Georgia.
Helen is a fantastic family vacation destination with activities such as Chattahoochee River tubing and rafting, mountain coaster rides, ziplining, hiking, horseback riding, and much more. You’ll never be bored with so many delicious restaurants, eateries, and lodging options.
Young Harris, Georgia
Young Harris, with a population of only 899 people, is a small college town. It is surrounded by some of the region’s most lush mountains and opulent resorts. The Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa, for example, is a golf and indulgent spa retreat with on-site horse stables. The breathtaking mountain views from the indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub will take your breath away. This is a perfect place to relax and let the world around you disappear.
The Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge in Dawsonville, Georgia is the place to go if you’re looking for adventure. This 829-acre adventure park and lodge offers an abundance of outdoor activities and hiking trails. It also is home to Georgia’s highest waterfall, which is one of the most photographed waterfalls in the state. You can view the magnificent falls from one of the two viewing platforms or by walking the 600 steps from top to bottom. You will be delighted with the activities offered such as tomahawk throwing, zip lining, and 3-D archery and animal meet-and-greets take place on weekends.
Visit Dahlonega for a romantic weekend in the heart of Georgia’s wine country, as well as the site of the first major gold rush in the history of the United States. Dahlonega is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles north of Atlanta. It is well-known for its fine dining, award-winning wineries, gold mine tours, and wildlife viewing opportunities, among other things.
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