Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

If you’re looking for things to do in Helen GA while staying with us, the choices are endless. Throughout the year Helen, GA, and the surrounding areas provide an abundance of activities from tubing to shopping to wine tastings and more.

The Chattahoochee River happily gives up all kinds of fish including the most fantastic bass. Fly fishing is also a favorite activity for visitors and we encourage you to not forget your poles and bait for a relaxing day on the river.

If a sense of adventure is on your “to-do” list while here; be sure to check out our local businesses that provide zip lining, horseback riding, mountain climbing, biking and more.

March 1 - 2: Dahlonega Literary Festival - downtown, Dahlonega. Interact with authors at author panels and book signings. (706) 207-0487. literaryfestival.org

March 1 - July 26: Steve Turpin Pottery Exhibition - Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Sautee Nachoochee. Collected works of the Georgia folk potter known for his face jugs, roosters and other works. (706) 878-3300 folkpotterymuseum.com

March 15 - 17: Seussical: Holly Theatre Dahlonega. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton the Elephant and the Whos in this children's presentation. (706) 530-5162 hollytheater.com

March 16: Drifters Cornell Gunter's Coasters & The Platters - Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds, Hiawassee. Concert by three rock 'n' roll legends on the same stage. (706) 896-4191 bit.ly.gamtnfg

March 16: Raptor Fest 2019 - Elachee Nature Science Center, Gainesville. Birds of pray and wild animal encounters, crafts, games. (770) 535-1976 elachee.org

March 17: Behind-the-Scenes Tour - North Georgia Zoo and Farm, Cleveland. Get up close and personal with zoo animals. (706) 348-7279 northgeogiazoo.com

Mach 30: 30th Annual Trout Tournament - Helen Chamber of Commerce, Helen. Fish the Chattahoochee River and win cash prizes for catching tagged fish. (706) 878-1908 helenga.org/calendar/30th-annual-trout-tournament