Cleveland Journals

North Georgia Mountains

An August 2006 trip to Cleveland by bnStanza

Anna Ruby Falls Photo, Cleveland, Georgia More Photos
Quote: Activities in Helen, Cleveland, and Atlanta, GA. Lodging at Country Hideaway at Mountain Lakes Resort.

North Georgia Mountains

Overview

Anna Ruby Falls Photo, Cleveland, Georgia
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Vacationing in the North Georgia Mountains offers several activities oriented primarily for young children and nature lovers. The scenery is beautiful and the hills are gentle and obviously very popular with cyclists. Tubing, water falls, boating, and fishing for the water lovers. Good specialty shopping at Helen. Restaurants and grocery stores for any kind of food needs. Peace and quiet, which is perfect for rest and relaxation.Quick Tips: Swimsuits - lots of water activities in the summer.Ingles card - discounts at best grocery store in Cleveland that is comparable to grocery stores in larger cities as far as selection is concerned.Walking shorts for Helen....Read More

Country Hideaway At Mountain Lakes

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Hotel

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Mountain Lakes Resort is located between Cleveland and Helen - two popular tourist destinations in the North Georgia Mountains (rolling hills). The cities are Northeast of Atlanta and a little over a 2-hour drive from the Atlanta airport.Mountain Lakes Resort is divided into two main sections - cabins (County Hideaway section, which is available to rent and for timeshare exchange) and owned lots (which are filled with trailers and small houses). A manned guard gate is at the entrance to the resort - an odd, but nice feature for the backwoods.We stayed in a 2-bedroom lakefront cabin. Standard furnishings include master bedroom with queen-size bed and bathroom upstairs, 2nd bedroom with ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2006

Country Hideaway At Mountain Lakes
75 Enchanted Way
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-7666

Alpine Village of Helen

Attraction | "Alpine Helen, Northeast Georgia"

Alpine Village of Helen Photo, Helen, Georgia
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Helen is the cute little German town in the North Georgia mountains. The city is tiny and can be toured on foot without difficulty. The shops and restaurants are all bunched together to make it easy to get from store to store.My favorite stores include Candlestix for unique candles and the candy store for homemade fudge. Decadent little treats while you are on vacation.Restaurants are scattered throughout the shopping area. There are two restaurants that are on the Chattahoochee River, so you can eat and watch the tubers go down the rapids.Parking is cheap ($3 for the day) and is one block from the main street.Tourism board site: ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2006

Alpine Village of Helen
Main Street
Helen, Georgia

Georgia Aquarium

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Attraction

Georgia Aquarium Photo, Atlanta, Georgia
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The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world! It has 8 million gallons of fresh and sea water and more than 100,000 animals per their website (www.georgiaaquarium.org).It has five sections with different types of fish in each section. Their prize animals are four whale sharks. Each section has a large viewing window that gives you room to move around or sit and watch the fish for a while. Amazingly, the pictures come out fairly well even through the glass (acrylic) windows.They have a 4-D movie that is worth seeing. With the special glasses, you get the 3-D effect, but then the...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 14, 2006

Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
(404) 581-4000

Cabbage Patch BabyLand General Hospital Photo, Cleveland, Georgia
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Watch a Cabbage Patch Baby get delivered live! It is a unique experience and not to be missed by families with young girls. The audience also gets to name the baby as soon as he/she is delivered.The one joke I can remember is when the delivering nurse said "I see head first, which is good. Otherwise it would have been a branch delivery."Touring through the hospital is free. There are several setups of the dolls. Premie dolls in incubators, children in a classroom, and children hanging out around Mother Cabbage, who delivers each of the dolls.All of the dolls on display are available for adoption. These are the handmade versions of the dolls and are considerably more costly than...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 14, 2006

Cabbage Patch BabyLand General Hospital
300 Nok Drive
Cleveland, Georgia 30528
(706) 865-2171