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Salamander spotted at Dukes Creek Falls!

Helen, GA, United States
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You may have noticed that i try to spend a bunch of time outside exploring nature. I recently was rewarded when I spotted this giant black salamander down by the falls on our hike to Dukes Creek Falls near Helen, GA. I hadn't ever seen a bigger guy like that in the wild, so it was pretty cool. Sorry if you have to look closely to spot him, but hopefully one of the better photographers will stumble upon something and get a much higher quality picture at some point! The hike to the fall s is really nice and we had a great time.
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Culture and experiences

Habersham Winery
Habersham Winery is a fun place to stop by in the area.


Hampton Inn Helen
The Hampton Inn Helen has a good location in town.
Smithgall Woods State Park Cabins
These cabins aren't quite a hotel, but are great for staying in.

Points of interest

Helen Tubing & Waterpark
Floating down the river is a very popular thing to do here.
Helen, GA is an adorable town that reminds you of Germany
Smithgall Woods Visitors Center
Stop by the Smithgall Woods Visitors Center for info on the area.
Smithgall Woods State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park is nearby and is very nice.
Dukes Creek Falls
Dukes Creek Falls are a nice reward after the hike.


Bigg Daddys Restaurant & Tavern
Bigg Daddys Restaurant & Tavern is a good spot to get a meal

Special activities

Dukes Creek Falls Trail
The Dukes Creek Falls trail is a great walk in the woods.

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