Local Activities

While in Helen and the Alpine River Suites, enjoy these events and attractions that have made this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains a special place to get away from it all.
Helen, Georgia
Surrounded by some of Georgia’s most beautiful natural attractions, Alpine Helen, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a unique Bavarian cultural experience. The festivities of Oktoberfest, year round outdoor sports activities, international dining and shopping have made Alpine Helen an attraction for visitors from all over the World. Click here for more information.
Sautee Nacoochee Center
The SNCA maintains Sautee Nacoochee Center, a thriving cultural and community center housed in a restored rural schoolhouse, offering a Theatre, Gallery, Art Studio, Museum, Environmental Studies Room, and Conference Facilities.
Enjoy wine tasting at one of North Georgia’s many wineries featuring local flavors.
Habersham Winery
Up for a challenge? Surrounded by nature, enjoy one of the areas most unique golf courses set in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Innsbruck Golf
The area has plenty of trails available for you to enjoy during your stay. Click here for a list of the nearby trails.
Trout streams are open to fishing during trout season (last Thursday in March through October 31) or are open year-round. The Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stock streams with rainbow, brown and brook trout from March through mid-September.
Relax and enjoy a ride on an inner tube down the Chattahoochee River. Suitable for all ages. Various length trips available.
Whitewater Rafting, Canoeing, Kayaking
Southeastern Expeditions has introduced thousands of people to the fun and thrill of whitewater adventure on the Chattooga River, offering whitewater rafting, canoe and kayaking trips on the Chattooga River in Northeast Georgia.
Day Spa
Mandalla Wellness Retreat and Day Spa
Tucked away through the woods and up a hillside in the Nacoochee Valley just south of Helen, GA, you’ll find a peaceful retreat for mind, body, heart and spirit.
Every year since 1970 Georgia’s most famous Oktoberfest transforms tranquil Helen into the ultimate north Georgia party town. Polka with dancers in native costume, eat Bavarian food and enjoy the festival into the wee hours of the morning.
Balloon Rides
GoBallooning.Net offers private balloon rides. Each ride takes off at sunrise and will last about one or two hours. Flights are by reservation only so make sure you give them advanced notice.
Horseback Riding
Come enjoy riding quality trails through thousands of acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Founded in 1980, Sunburst Stables is dedicated to the enjoyment of horses and friends here in the beautiful Georgia mountains.
Unicoi State Park
In the midst of the Chattahoochee National Forest, located just two miles from the Alpine Village of Helen, enjoy the park’s 12 miles of nature and hiking trails, lake and trout stream fishing, four lighted tennis courts, softball and volleyball area, picnic facilities, world class mountain bike trail and year-round schedule of activities.
Unicoi State Park