Top Places For Ice Cream In North Georgia Mountains

Raise your hand if you like ice cream. Thought so. Ice cream is definitely a favorite treat on a summer day—or any day for that matter! Next time you’re traveling in our area and get a craving, here are the places to head for a creamy, dreamy dip. Start with Homemade Ice Cream, a downtown Helen, Georgia, shop whose name says it all. Not only do they make all their own super delicious ice cream, they make it in more than 37 flavors. Choose from standards, as well as yummy options such as red velvet cake, caramel apple, and one of the best coconut … Continue reading

River Tubing In The North Georgia Mountains

There’s nothing quite like floating down the Chatahoochee River on a beautiful summer day: the cool water, gorgeous scenery and uber-relaxed feeling of being away from it all. Sound enticing? We thought so. Just up the road from Lucille’s, in Helen, you’ll find two places that can get you set up for a float on the river. Cool River Tubing is the biggest operation, offering trips of different lengths, from 1to 2 ½ hours. Each trip includes your tube, shuttle, life-jacket, tie straps—everything you need for a safe journey. You can purchase tickets and get outfitted at one of three … Continue reading

Helen, Georgia Balloon Fest Takes Off June 2-4, 2016

Not only does Helen, Georgia, have the South’s oldest balloon fest, it has the only long-distance balloon fest in the United States. And it is quite a spectacle to see! Mark your calendar, the 43rd Annual Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race & Festival is coming June 2-4, 2016. The race begins in Helen and finishes at I-95, somewhere between Maine and Miami. Or, as the fine folks of Helen like to say, “From the center of the world to the edge of the earth.” The winner is the first balloon to cross over I-95 or the lead balloon at … Continue reading

North Georgia Wines Featured At Upcoming Events

How about a little wine? These upcoming area events are a great excuse to try some Georgia vintages—and enjoy a bit of beautiful mountain scenery too. 24th Annual Wine Fest Saturday, May 7, 2016 Habersham Vineyards and Winery At this fun event, you can sample Georgia wines from across the state, all members of the Wine Growers Association of Georgia. There will also be food, and live music by Tim P. White. Entry price incudes 15 tasting coupons and a souvenir wine glass. $30/person 7025 South Main Street, Helen, GA 706-878-9463 Habbersham Vineyards and Winery also hosts weekly events with … Continue reading