Swiss Alpine Village
From Blue Ridge take 515/76 east to Hiawassee. Turn right onto Highway 17/75 and follow the signs to Helen as you drive through scenic North Georgia Mountain beauty.
HIKING: Duke's Creek Falls - it is popular opinion that these falls are among the most spectacular in Georgia. To view pictures of these beautiful falls go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/porbem/sets/72057594093545964/. The trail from Dukes Hollow Road is wheelchair accessible to a specially constructed wooden overlook. You can continue down the trail by foot for closer looks. At he bottom are several wooden observation platforms from which you can enjoy the sight and sound of the Falls. The trail descends over series of switchbacks so it is not especially challenging but, remember, you have to hike back up again. Our estimate is that the total difference in elevation from top to bottom is somewhat less than 500 feet.
Directions: Take GA 75 north from Helen for 1.5 miles. Turn left on GA 356 (Alt. 75) and go 2.3 miles to the Richard Russell Scenic Byway. Turn right and go 2 miles to the Dukes Creek Falls Recreation Area. This is not a loop trail.
Raven Cliffs Falls: Raven Cliffs Falls: Take GA 75 north from Helen 1.4 miles to junction with GA 356 (Alt. 75), turn left onto GA 356 and continue 2.2 miles to the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway, (#348) go 3 miles, parking lot is located on left shoulder of road at mile marker #3. Look for trail signs. This is not a loop trail.
Babyland General Hospital - Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids Located 73 W. Underwood St., Cleveland, GA (9 miles south of Helen) Babyland General is in a turn of the century medical clinic. Selected as one of the Travel Channel's Top Ten Toylands, Babyland General is a must-see with thousands of cabbage patch babies just waiting to be adopted. Visiting hours Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun 10-5; closed Major Holidays.
Unicoi State Park