This is always a favorite short trail saved usually for Sunday afternoons or anytime that we need a quick get away! This one  one mile ADA accessible trail follows the Chattahoochee River from Hardman Farm State Historic Site to Alpine Helen, Georgia. Along the way, we can read the interpretive signs that describe native plants and animals along with the city of Helen’s heritage and the influences that have made this area attractive to people for over one thousand years. Parking is located at both ends of the trail. I usually park closer to Helen and walk toward Hardman’s Farm.

Here the Chattahoochee River begins to widen as it travels away from the mountains of north Georgia.

Wessy always finds sticks to collect. Sometimes, they are reasonable in size but most of the time . . .

They are wayyyyyy too big! She had to leave this one behind.


I think I have a happy Little Brown Dog!

Then we always stop at the iconic dam and mill race at Nora Mill. This is just a beautiful area even in the winter and especially in spring!