Cabin Getaway Weekend in Helen, GA

Alpine Helen, GA

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a surprising find – a Bavarian Village with rows of timber-frame and Swiss chalet-style shops, hotels, and cabins perfect for a weekend getaway and a taste of German. Beer, brats, and bears – the charming little town of Helen, Georgia has it all!  Continue reading

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The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

It’s always a good day when I get to meet a bear! On our way back from Unicoi State Park, Kevin and I stopped at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega to see their grizzly and black bears.  Continue reading

Georgia Hikes: Unicoi to Helen Trail

Unicoi to Helen Trail

On our recent trip to Unicoi State Park and Lodge, we took a Saturday morning hike on part of the state park‘s trails, running into some marathoners on the way. While we didn’t hike the full trail from Unicoi to Helen, we did walk almost half of it before turning back for our reunion lunch.  Continue reading

A Year of Georgia State Parks: Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park and Lodge

Spring is the perfect time to get back to the mountains. We took on Unicoi State Park and Lodge for the weekend for Kevin’s family reunion and got to see what adventures the “Georgia Adventure Lodge” had in store.  Continue reading