Tubing in Helen, Ga is a rite of passage. It’s that thing that every local and visitor alike MUST do when coming within at least 100 miles of the Alpine city. This summer we took the boys for some tubing in Helen as part of their birthday celebration. Yes, they are still talking about it! Want to make this trek yourself – either with the family, with friends, or on a special adults-only outing? Here are 10 things you need to know before tubing Helen, Georgia.
The Great Outdoors
The North Georgia Mountains are filled with adventure for everyone. Hikers, art-lovers and foodies rejoice. Overnights include luxury options, glamping, cabins and camping options.
The media are reporting that copperhead snake bites are on the rise. Is this true? Just sensational media hype? We talk to a biologist from the Ga DNR to set the record straight.
Each Georgia Lake has a personality all its own. Ellijay’s Carters Lake, in the North Georgia mountains, is like a fine cotton t-shirt – comfortable, casual, with an understated elegance that never goes out of style.
Ask me the “must-see” attraction in my neck of the woods, and I’ll tell you it’s Amicalola Falls. Amicalola Falls is part of the Georgia State Parks system and the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It’s located in the North Georgia mountains and it is where the Appalachian Trail begins .
Kennesaw Mountain has a rich history to explore, verdant hiking trails, expansive meadows, fun events and educational opportunities for all ages.
Lake Nottely is a gorgeous 4,000 acre lake with more than half it’s shoreline undeveloped and protected by the United State Forest Service. This hidden secret in North Georgia is much quieter than some other lakes in the state, and that’s precisely why we like it.
Some of the best urban hikes in Atlanta are hidden treasures that locals hope you don’t discover. Lullwater Park near Emory University is one of those…
There are so many places to explore on the water – from the salt marshes of the coast, to the mountain rivers of the north. From peaceful flatwater lakes, to alligator-filled swamps. This guide will help you find the perfect water trail for you.
Get ready to paddle your way through our beautiful state!
New Echota is a wonderful jumping off point for sharing the Trail of Tears with your kiddos. It’s a story that I’m obsessed with now, and a good reason to teach our kids about valuing curiosity over fear..especially when someone is different than we are. You’ll also find a list of other Trail of Tears sites in Georgia.
Vogel State Park is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks, and one visit there will show you why. Vogel – Georgia’s second oldest state park – is located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest near Blairsville. Vogel is a park located close to many of our state’s most beautiful waterfalls and hikes, which makes this is a place that cannot be missed.
If you are looking for Georgia State Parks with cabins, especially for a fall get away, then head to Fort Mountain State Park, near the Cohutta Wilderness.
The primary draw of Richard B Russell State Park (arguably) is the park’s 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, but there is much more here than just golf.
If you, like us, are a hiking family then you should not hesitate to make your way to Blairsville’s Blood Mountain. It’s not easy…I’ll be honest. But it is rewarding, and one hike the kids won’t stop talking about! Lace up your hiking boots, and dig out those trekking poles. You’ll need them. Here is why this is our favorite trail, and why it will be yours also!
With no major hotels, or national brands, Lake Sinclair is a secret find in Georgia’s lake country, & there are tons of outdoor activities off the lake too.