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Nearby Activities

River Shoals Cabin, in White County, Georgia, is conveniently located near many of the most exciting and diverse activities to be found in the North Georgia mountains. Some of our guests prefer to simply enjoy the quiet rhythms of the river, but if you are looking for other opportunities, here are some we recommend:

Nearby Towns

Alpine Helen - A Bavarian-themed village with extensive shopping and dining opportunites

Historic Clarkesville - A traditional North Georgia town with excellent restaurants and entertainment

Cleveland - The county seat for White County

Dahlonega - Site of the first gold rush in the United States (Visitors Guide)


Hiking and Exploring

Amicalola Falls - A state park, with the highest waterfall in Georgia

Anna Ruby Falls - Formed by the convergence of two creeks coming off of Tray Mountain

Desoto Falls - 200 foot falls at a popular campground

Dukes Creek Falls - Scenic waterfall near the site of the original discovery of gold in Dahlonega

Raven Cliff Falls - Relatively small waterfall, but with a beautiful view of the area

Springer Mountain - Access point for the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Appalachian Trail

Sunburst Stables - Horseback riding and scenic views. Be sure to try their 2000' of ziplines

Wildwood Outfitters - Kayak and raft rental, directly on the Chattahoochee


Arts, History, and Culture

Batesville Days - Annual fall historical celebration with craft demonstrations

Dahlonega Gold Museum - Seasonal activities and performances, along with permanent exhibits

Gold N Gem Grubbing - A chance to pan for gold and mine for gems

Nacoochee Indian Mound - Site of the ancient Cherokee town of Gauxule

North Georgia Corn Maze - If you get lost, they will eventually find you

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour - A chance to learn about the local craftspeople

Sautee-Nacoochee Center - Performances, demonstrations, and shopping



Babyland General Hospital - Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids

Greenstone Soap Company - Soaps and skin-care products made by hand

Helen Shopping - Shops of every type

Mark of the Potter - Well worth the trip. Handmade pottery that is both beautiful and durable

Nacoochee Village - Including the Nora Mill Granary and Habersham Winery

Soque Artworks - Products from over 100 local craftspeople

Yonah Treasures - Locally-produced arts and crafts



Batesville General Store - Rustic dining with a lot of local color

Clarkesville Restaurants - Clarkesville is a short trip from the cabin

Nacoochee Grill - For when you're in the mood for a more up-scale meal

Sautee Trail Cafe - A great place to have breakfast

Tiny's Restaurant - A wide selection of food prepared by Chef Joe Molnar


Local Interest

365 Things to Do Around Helen, GA - A Facebook group and local blog