With a population of only 430 residents, Alpine Helen is the state’s third most visited city. There is no other town that packs so much charm and so much to do into only 2.1 square miles. Our town started as a home to the Cherokee, and then to European settlers who came for the gold and the timber. Today, people come for our Blue Ridge Mountain setting and the Southeast’s finest Bavarian Villagea glimpse of Germany, right here in Georgia.
One visit to Lake Chatuge and you’ll remember why you needed to get away. Lake Chatuge has 7,000 surface acres at full pool and lies in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina. Whether you are planning to climb the highest peak in Georgia or simply sit back, relax and unwind, Towns County is the perfect destination. Need more reasons to visit?
The site of the first major U.S. Gold Rush and the Heart of Georgia Wine Country, Dahlonega offers an authentic, mountain getaway only an hour north of Atlanta. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dahlonega offers expansive mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams, postcard-worthy wineries and an abundance of entertainment. Whether your perfect day involves wading knee-deep in the river panning for gold, strolling through art galleries, shopping in one-of-a-kind boutiques, or sipping perfection expressed in Georgia wine, Dahlonega is guaranteed to please.
Nestled in the southern tip of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, Rabun County is a scenic drive from the major metro areas of Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville and Chattanooga, and is a convenient hub for day trips to other nearby places and attractions. From the 4,969 foot summit of Rabun Bald in the northern end of the county, to the 1,200 foot deep Tallulah Gorge at its southern end, you’ll discover majestic mountains, shimmering lakes, roaring waterfalls, cool springs, lush forests, and award-winning vineyards all waiting to be explored.