- The list below includes 82 free or cheap things to do in or near Helen, Georgia, including 76 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Mini Golf, Tubing and Ziplines.
- From Anna Ruby Falls to Chattahoochee River, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Helen and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Blairsville, Clarkesville, Dahlonega and Sautee Nacoochee.
Dillard House Stables takes both the beginner and advanced rider through scenic mountain trails. Patrons will be guided, on horseback, alongside the Little Tennessee River and will travel through lush forests, cascading waterfalls and mountain views.
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1545 Community Way, Gainesville, GA 30501 MoreLess Info
The Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a recreational water park that features amenities including a playground pavilion, family changing rooms, a swirl pool, and a kiddie slide. The center also has a fitness center.
Set on the shores of Lake Lanier, Gainesville Marina provides boats with boarding and direct access to the water. Visitors can rent pontoon boats from the marina to take out on the lake for half day to full day excursions.
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514 Green Street, Northeast, Gainesville, GA 30501 MoreLess Info
The Quinlan Visual Arts Center is a non-profit charitable organization that has the goal of bringing graphic arts to life, and to the life of the community. The organization hosts a summer art camp for children.
Since 1971, Wildwater Rafting, has been providing heart-pounding adventures for enthusiasts of all ages. Featuring half-day, full-day, and overnight trips, let their experienced guides provide you with the thrill of a lifetime.
Wilshire Trails Park is an outdoor recreational area in Gainesville, Georgia where you could spend all day long having fun with friends and family. Learn to swim, participate in many types of fitness events such as pilates, zumba, aquatic lessons, and more. You even have the option of renting your own pavilion …
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311 Green St NW, Gainesville, GA 30501 MoreLess Info
Home to six sites, the Friends of Georgia State Park and Historic Sites offers visitors a glimpse in Gainesville history. The grounds include a preserved Civil War battlefield site, Reynold's Mansion, the Lapham-Patterson house, a lodge and two state parks.
Visitors can enjoy scenic views of the creek while warming up to a fireplace at Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. The surrounding forest contains trails for hikers to explore. There is also an old trout hatchery on the grounds.