November 4, 2017
North Georgia is a wonderful place to live and visit because of its jaw-dropping scenery, endless outdoor space, and easy access to some of the best state parks Georgia has to offer. During autumn, the vast green landscape that we’re used to transforms into a stunning array of red, yellow and orange leaves. Whether you live in Atlanta or the countryside, you can enjoy the gorgeous trees bursting with color this fall. Here’s a list of some of the best locations for you and your family to experience the colors of the season.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Amicalola Falls has become a popular destination for many locals and tourists alike because of its 829 acres of captivating North Georgia wilderness. At this state park, you’ll find a 729-foot waterfall, zip line adventures, guided nature tours, climbing walls, a GPS scavenger hunt, and much more. There are several ways to camp throughout the park including 24 wooded campsites, RV accommodation sites, and the park’s Adventure Lodge. During your stay at Amicalola Falls State Park, make sure to watch the sun rise over the hundreds of acres of color changing trees.
Red Top Mountain State Park
Situated on the border of Bartow, Cherokee, and Cobb County, Red Top Mountain is a great location to visit during the fall season. Best known for the 12,000–acre Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain is a must-see destination for boat enthusiasts. There are also plenty of options for both the beginner and experienced hiker with Red Top’s fifteen miles of scenic hiking trails. Recently Red Top Mountain State Park has been a popular filming location for Netflix’s series Ozarks, as well as a large list of major motion pictures.
Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park has been a popular location for hikers and adventurers alike for generations thanks to the Civilian Conservation Corps and when the fall season hits, it’s easy to see why. The park lies at the foot of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest, connected to the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers. There is a 22-acre lake located at the foot of the mountain for non-motorized boats. The park also features several nature trails for you to spend a day exploring. This is a must-visit location during the fall because of the rolling blanket of colors it provides us with during this season.
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park has a little something for everyone with several hiking trails of varying difficulty, blueberry thickets, a large lake, and a mountain overlook. After spending some time on the overlook of the mountain, make sure to visit the two most important historical landmarks of this park — the stone Fire Tower built by Civilian Conservation Corps and the mysterious 855-foot-long wall that’s believed to have been built by natives around 400 A.D. People with a keen eye will be able to find the hidden heart stone in the wall, making it a perfect couples activity.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge has been named one of the most beautiful and spectacular canyons in the Eastern United States and is the perfect spot for you to see the vast array of colors that come with the fall season. Tallulah Gorge is a surprisingly deep 1000–foot canyon that can be viewed in two adventurous ways. You can either choose to hike down into the canyon or seek a thrill by walking across the suspended bridge that connects both sides of the canyon.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Cloudland Canyon is one of the largest and most scenic state parks Georgia has to offer. In this stunning state park, you’ll find thousand foot deep canyons, gorgeous sandstone cliff faces, natural caves, waterfalls, easy-intermediate hiking trails and much more. When you make your way to this one of a kind nature experience, you’ll find several lookout points along the park’s trails to view the sea of colorful leaves.
Visit A Nearby Community!
During the autumn season, Georgia will never be short of scenery to explore. We hope that you’re able to get out and enjoy everything Mother Nature offers. Take some time before or after your fall adventures and stop by one of our communities to see the beautiful homes we have to offer.