Alpine Helen - White County, GA
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, this Northeast Georgia village has a rich history linked to the Cherokee Indians and Indian burial mounds as well as early settlers who arrived to mine for gold and cut virgin timber for a thriving lumber industry in the early 1900s. Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. We've got shopping, camping, both rustic and luxury mountain cabins, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns, mountains, theater, recreation, romantic getaways, beautiful scenery, family activities, waterfalls, museums, history, art, fishing, tubing, golf, and more. Something for every member of the family.
Festivals and special events include a hot air balloon race, Winefest, Volksmarch, Oktoberfest and Christmas parades, Fourth of July fireworks, and Bavarian Nights of Summer. From mid-September through October, Helen hosts the longest Oktoberfest in the South. Alpenfest offers entertainment during the Holiday season from Thanksgiving through December.
Jump into nature in Alpine Helen-White County, Georgia:
- Rafting, tubing and fishing the Chattahoochee River
- Hiking Ana Ruby Falls and the trails at Unicoi State Park
- Horseback riding; mountain biking
- Grubbing for gold
- Exploring the mines
- Playing adventure golf
- and more!
Alpine Helen-White County goes full speed ahead into outdoor fun, offering visitors a variety of outdoor adventures. Meal time is an adventure, too, with an internationally flavored dining scene that includes everything from wine country cuisine to country cooking, from schnitzel to smoked trout to tacos to teas. For more details, call the Alpine Helen-White County Convention & Visitors Bureau toll-free at 1-800-858-8027.