A couple hours north of Atlanta,
on the banks of the Chatahoochee River,
sits a little Alpine village called Helen.
With the steep sloping roofs and gingerbread-house facades, the flower box balconies and cozy bakeries, you'd think you'd been transported to Bavaria!
The city of Helen puts on a big Oktoberfest celebration September through October.
We sampled a couple local beers and nibbled our way through a giant pretzel with cheese.
There are beautiful, scenic hiking trails just up the road. The town is nestled in the heart of Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. We made our way up the Anna Ruby Falls trail...
...which ended in this spectacular view.
The town was so pretty all lit up at night.
I hear Christmas is especially festive too,
so we're planning a return trip in December.
I'll be sure to take you along!