The month of May really is merry in the North Georgia Mountains. Spring is in full glory, with the mountain laurel blooming and the trees lush and green. The weather is typically fantastic- warm days, cool evenings and low humidity. The streets of Helen are not crowded, and our cabin rental rates are still low-season. And there are plenty of activities for our guests to enjoy at this pleasant time of year.
Wildlife abounds in the North Georgia Mountains, and birdwatchers “flock” (ooh, pardon the pun!) to the Birdfest at Unicoi State Park. Birdwatchers from beginners to expert will enjoy this 4-day event, from May 3-6, 2012. Classes, lectures, field trips, and hands-on activities for all ages. Register by April 23. Call for details 800-573-9659 or click on the link.
On Saturday, May 5th, Habersham Winery (right outside of Helen, Ga) is hosting the annual Winefest celebration, featuring live music, arts and crafts, and of course, wine tasting. This event is gaining popularity each year, so don’t miss out. Several area wineries are participating. For more info, call 706-878-9463.
Memorial Day weekend, May 25- 28, is traditionally the kick-off for summer. Most tubing companies open for business that weekend, but rumor has it they may open early this year due to the warmer weather. You can contact the tubing companies for details, including Cool River Tubing and The Helen Waterpark. Unicoi Lake will also open up the beaches and rent out paddle boats and canoes. Come enjoy the clear, cool waters and crisp mountain air!
If you are in town for Memorial Day Weekend, Unicoi State Park has their annual Memorial Day Blast- relay races, concerts, field day activities and a hoe-down! Fun for the whole family. The Helen Chamber hosts the Bavaria Fest that weekend in the outdoor Beer Garden at the Festhalle. Live “Oompah “ music and dancing. Come and get your “German” on! 706-878-1619 for details.
Hanging out on the deck of your cabin, under the trees sipping a cool beverage is pretty great, too! Whatever way you choose to spend a May 2012 vacation or weekend, we’d be glad to help you plan it! How will you spend the merry month of May?