Helen, Georgia, is the state’s 3rd most visited destination–and with good reason. This fairy tale town in the Blue Ridge Mountains looks and feels like you’ve stepped right into a Bavarian Village in Germany! Indeed, when I arrived in Helen, it was easy for me to imagine I truly was back in Bavaria, one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in Europe.
Before we explore the historic transformation that created Helen’s current fairy tale image, though, here’s a quick guide to the things to do that I enjoyed.
Take a Carriage Ride to Explore
Helen, GA, appears seemingly out of nowhere on the drive up Highway 75 through Georgia.
Parking my car for the day was easy – the clip-clop of the horse drawn carriages lured me to take my first tour of town the old-fashioned way, instead of on foot, my usual preference.
From the carriage, it was easy to get a great view of the amazing buildings that lined the street. The single-most c