In addition to our wedding weekend being the start of Helen's Oktoberfest celebrations, and our wedding day being the day of the Oktoberfest Parade, there are many awesome, hilarious, adorable things to do around Helen! Below we've provided just a few of our favorites!

Things to Do


Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park offers outstanding outdoor adventures in the heart of the North Georgia mountains. Explore miles of hiking and biking trails, paddle the calm waters of Unicoi Lake, zip line through the lush forest canopy, or just relax in one of the park’s renovated cabins or beautiful campsites.

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Alpine Mountain Coaster

The Very First Alpine Coaster in Georgia!

Feel the thrill of riding down the mountain and through the woods in beautiful alpine Helen, GA.

1- and 2-person rides available @ $15/adult

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Bavarian Mountain Mini Golf

Bavarian Mountain Miniature Golf and Arcade is the place to unwind, enjoy the scenery and most of all… HAVE FUN. 


Includes two 18 hole min-golf courses and "The Largest Arcade" within a 30 mile radius complete with games of chance and super arcade challenges!


Smithgall Woods State Park

Five miles of trails and 18 miles of roads allow hikers and bicyclists to explore hardwoods, streams and wildlife.

Smithgall Woods is also an angler's paradise. One of north Georgia's premier trout streams, Dukes Creek, runs through this spectacular mountain property and is a favorite for catch-and-release fishing. To ensure a quality experience, the number of anglers is limited and fishing is offered only on certain days. As a result, anglers should call ahead for reservations.


Cimmi's Courtyard Cafe

Located at the north end of Helen. delicious Southern food - Breakfast available ALL DAY. Enjoy outdoor seating in the courtyard, AND PETS WELCOME.


Anna Ruby Falls

Anna Ruby Falls is a pair of beautiful waterfalls, cascading in tandem through a beautiful slice of North Georgia forest. The twin waterfalls spill from a towering cliff in wispy white tendrils before splashing and pooling over mossy boulders. It’s is a great North Georgia outdoor destination in any season – and its proximity to Alpine Helen and Unicoi State Park make it one of the most popular waterfalls in Georgia.


Ludwig's Biergarten

Nestled in the heart of historic Helen, GA, a perfect place to stop for drink while exploring Main St Helen.

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Alpine Fun Factory

Hidden on a back street in Helen GA is a one of a kind attraction. There is something for everyone! Speed freaks will love the adrenaline pumping Dominator go-karts, maybe a more leisurely drive with the amateur karts, or possibly Call of Duty style laser tag! The arcade has approximately 40 games, a fully stocked redemption center, and even a 10,000 square foot Bounce Zone.


CeNita Vineyards

CeNita Vineyards & Winery is a family owned vineyard and winery located in the rolling hills of White County, Georgia.

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Raven Cliff Falls

Shaded by towering hardwoods, the Raven Cliff Wilderness is home to a tumbling trout steam bordered by vibrant green patches of moss and abundant wildflowers. And packed with beautiful, cascading waterfalls, the Raven Cliff Falls Trail is one of the most beautiful (and most popular) hiking trails in North Georgia.

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Alpine Mini Golf

Mini-golf course designed like an Alpine village, with gardens between holes & an ice cream parlor.

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Cool River Adventures

The Cool River zip-line course has two aerial bridges and four lines that will  zip you over the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River. There are also three aerial adventure courses - all courses feature a short zip-line and multiple aerial obstacle elements - as well as a 24’ outdoor climbing wall.


Yonah Coffee & Cafe

Amazing, small coffeeshop on Maint St. in Helen. Place your order, grab a sticker, write your name, and slap it on the wall!