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Helen, Georgia

A fairy tale come to Life!

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

Horse and carriage ride through downtown, Helen, Georgia.

Horse and carriage ride through downtown, Helen, Georgia.

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