Outdoor Adventures

Whitewater rafting? Check! Ziplining? Check! Tubing? Check! Fishing? Check! The fun never stops here in the mountains! No matter the time of year you visit, you’ll want to get up and get out. For more details on available adventures, click the name below to jump to the link:

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Andy’s Trout Farm was opened in 1965 by Mr. & Mrs. Andy & Hazel Cope – and has been supplying the town of Dillard, GA (and it’s visitors) with an outdoor recreational haven for generations! To this day, Andy’s maintains it’s charm as a welcoming, rustic & tranquil respite; while granting it’s guests a fun, unbridled sense of yesteryear.

Nestled on 325 beautiful acres at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Andy’s offers it’s guests a tranquil respite with three different types of lodging, recreation for all ages, a slew of accommodation options, and SO much more!


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706-746-2550

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Andy's Trout Farm

Georgia sunshine, Chattahoochee headwaters and Appalachian foothills. Shooting the ‘Hooch is a unique adventure. When you’re ready to cool off, head to Cool River Tubing Company, located in the heart of Alpine Helen Georgia, and “shoot the ‘Hooch!” Floating down the river is a great way to reduce stress and enjoy the peace and serenity of the area. Here you can enjoy a fun-filled 1-hour or 2-hour tubing adventure down the beautiful Chattahoochee River in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. And if once isn’t enough, you can opt for an all-day pass that lets you do either trip as many times as you want between 9 am and 6 pm. You can take off from two different locations:

  1. Behind the Alpine Village Shoppes (across from the Welcome Center) on Edelweiss Strasse
  2. At the north end of Helen at the intersection of Chattahoochee River Road and Highway 75

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In the late 70s, Floyd C. “Doc” Watkins a Professor of Southern Literature at Emory University, purchased 34 picturesque acres on the North Oconee River in Lula, Georgia. Doc quickly became friends with his new neighbors, the Wilsons, whose family owned the property more than 100 years ago. In 2000, Doc’s son Kirk and his wife Leah purchased the property. Kirk and Leah had a vision for the Old Mill Farm to become the nucleus of North Georgia Canopy Tours. The couple made improvements to the property and purchased additional adjacent land. In 2001, Kirk constructed an amateur 200 foot zipline, which gathered mixed reviews from the family (and from the cows Bethel Wilson was then keeping on the property). In 2007, Kirk and his family vacationed in Costa Rica and enjoyed a canopy tour through the rain forest. This adventure gave impetus to the vision. Soon after their return home, they purchased 66 adjacent acres, and decided to call on professionals to build the “real” canopy tour they envisioned. John Walker of Bonsai-Design visited the property and provided a preliminary course design for North Georgia Canopy Tours. Since opening in April 2010, North Georgia Canopy Tours has served more than 40,000 visitors and became the first Canopy Tour in the world to reach more than 25,000 Facebook fans. In addition to canopy tours, you can also enjoy:

  • “Glamping” in authentic Native American teepees
  • Shoot 18 holes of championship quality disc golf
  • Explore the area by geocaching
  • Play cornhole, tetherball, foosball, board games and more

North Georgia Canopy Tours is a 2015 Certificate of Excellence winner by Tripadvisor.

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5290 Harris Road, Lula, GA 30554

770-869-7272

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North Georgia Canopy Tours

Chattooga River rafting … there’s nothing like it! The “crown jewel of the southeast” is undammed and remains the only river East of the Mississippi that hosts commercial rafting while bearing the national designation of a “Wild and Scenic River.” And Southeastern Expeditions will take you on this wild adventure along one of the southeast’s premier rivers for whitewater rafting. In addition to an invigorating adventure, you’ll enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery found anywhere in the United States. And there’s no better way to experience the fun and explosive power of the Chattooga than with your guides at Southeastern Expeditions. Southeastern Expeditions opened its doors in 1972 with equipment purchased from Warner Brothers following the filming of the movie Deliverance (Yup! The one with Burt Reynolds, John Voight and banjo music!). The enduring flick made the river famous and helped to put the area on the map — and SEE was the first to bring visitors to the churning whitewater and steep descents of the Chattooga. You can’t do this just anywhere. If you really want to take the perfect river-run, you’ve got to know the Chattooga like the folks at SEE do. Their guides are second-to-none, funny and raft the river every day for a living. With a Southeastern guide, you get a real adventure, excitement and a deep personal experience that will bond your friends and family together. Even if rafting isn’t something you thought you could do, SEE’s fantastic guides will make the trip possible. You’ll have an expert who can teach you and answer all of your questions. You’ll also get your own paddle that you can use to move the raft over whitewater rapids, and take an active role in the adventure. Ready for the thrill of a lifetime? Contact Southeastern Expeditions today.

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7350 Highway 76 East, Clayton, GA 30525

Southeastern Expeditions

The Chattooga is where Wildwater first opened their doors in 1971 and remains Wildwater’s premier rafting trip in the Southeast. Their highly trained guides and self-bailing raft fleet will make your Chattooga River Trip one to remember! The park-like Chattooga facility is incomparable, with canopy tours, low & high ropes courses, and multiple lodging options located on the picturesque Wildwater Chattooga campus. Stay here and be steps away from several days worth of activities. Wildwater can book your adventure to include lodging (cottages, group yurts and deluxe cabin), rafting (half day, full day, multi-day), zipline canopy tours, kayak tours, whitewater kayak clinics, stand-up paddleboarding and overnight camping. On campus, you’ll find snacks at The Well House (summer only), volleyball, horseshoes and corn hole. The Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River begins at the base of Whitesides Mountain in North Carolina and flows in a southwesterly direction to form the border between South Carolina and Georgia. One of the wildest and most beautiful whitewater rivers in the country, the Chattooga was the first river in the Southeast to be designated “Wild & Scenic” in 1974 by Congress and was used as the location for the movie Deliverance. The Chattooga is surrounded by the Sumter and Chattahoochee National Forests. As a free flowing river, water levels on the Chattooga vary with the amount of rainfall each season. The highest water levels and the most high adventure trips are usually in the spring and early summer, or after a heavy rain. By late summer and fall, the water level is usually lower, and trips are more relaxed and slower paced. Choose your adventure and call Wildwater today!

1251 Academy Road  |  PO Box 309

Long Creek, SC 29658

866-319-8870  |  864-647-9587

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ZipNTime offers more than just an outdoor adventure — they also incorporate the history of North Georgia, both in general and specifically related to the Nacoochee Valley. From the Native American inhabitants to the gold rush to the moonshiners, the region is home to a rich and varied history. Get to know the experienced guides and let them take you on a trip through time as you visit each of these periods of history. In addition to ZipNTime ziplining, Nacoochee Outdoor Adventures offers a variety of other heart-racing activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Guided Wildlife & Nature Tours
  • Gold Mining and Panning
  • Clay and Turkey Shoots
  • Primitive Camping
  • Group and Family Events

In 2014, ZipNTime was ranked the #1 zipline in Helen, Georgia, on TripAdvisor.

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Nacoochee Outdoor Adventures

7019 South Main Street, Helen, GA 30545

706-878-9477

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