Initially a logging town, Helen needed to do something different when its economy began to decline after the sawmills closed in the '50s. Tourism grew to be the main industry in this quaint town along the Chatahoochee River when it adopted a Bavarian layout. Though mostly a weekend getaway for Atlanta natives, people travel from all over during the fall for Helen’s creative take on Oktoberfest. Beautiful foliage surrounds the city making it perfect for drivers and motorcyclists to cruise swiftly across the open roads. Be sure to visit the Raven Cliffs for a glorious hike overlooking the river, which leads to waterfalls and plenty of scenic points. To perfectly take in this uniquely revitalized town, stay at at the Unicoi State Park, which hosts over 100 guest rooms and features a restaurant that serves delicious mountain trout—a true local favorite. A place that satisfies all kinds of interests, adventure in Helen is as easy to achieve as total relaxation.