Helen is a city along the Chattahoochee River in Georgia, United States. Known as the “Georgia Alpine Town,” it’s a popular tourist destination for fishermen, hikers, and most of all, for shoppers.
Fudge and Candy
While in Helen, sample the local fudge. As in many tourist towns, Helen is lined with candy shops. Kopper Kettle Fudge, Hansel and Gretel Candy Shop, and Brookstown Fudge are some of the favorites, but there are plenty of others you should checkout as well.
Old Sautee Store, just out of town, has been around since 1872, and during that time, the store has only had four owners. Here, you can find crafts, street signs, mugs, silverware, and a number of other items from Helen’s not so distant past. When you’re done there, checkout the Nacoochee Antique Mall. With over 40 vendors, selling furniture, crafts, and antiques, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here.
Besides fudge and handcrafted furniture, Helen also has plenty of souvenirs to bring home to friends and family. Along Helen Square, there are several import shops where you can find vases, authentic German beer mugs, and many more items from Europe. Of course, if you are on the hunt for t-shirts, keychains, or postcards, Helen’s shops sell those as well. The city center is the best place to find crafts and souvenirs. There, the streets are lined with shops catering to tourists, and they shop owners will be more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Helen.