Tee Gentry

Fall is here, and it’s a great time to drive and see the colors. According to the Farmers Almanac, the best time to see the peak fall colors this year in Georgia is October 14th through November 21st.

Go Early

Weekends during peak times for color will be the busiest at these parks. So if you can take a mid-week trip, traffic won’t be nearly as bad. I’ve also found that early morning arrival helps, as you can snap some good pictures before the crowds get there. Also, in these mountain towns, you can always find a great diner to have lunch.

Mountain towns are my favorite places because the scenery is always magnificent. Also, there are lots of local shops to visit. One of my favorite visits recently was in North Carolina in the small town of Brevard, NC.

All About Georgia

But this is about Georgia, and the state parks listed below are great places to see the colors and safe, too. I recently went to Tallulah Gorge State Park, and it is one of my favorites.

If you visit this park, it is pretty steep if you hike down to the suspension bridge (See Pictures below). They have stairs with rails, which are well maintained, but if you’re out of shape, like me, it is a strenuous hike. I made it, but my legs were feeling the burn!


Now, here are the 6 Perfect State Parks In Georgia To See Fall Foliage. Have fun, wear hiking shoes, stock up on water, and stop for a great lunch at one of the many diners you’ll see. I always stop in a local shop for a new sweatshirt or hoodie, too. You never know what you’ll see on these mountain trips, and I always look for interesting places off the beaten path. Who knows….you may even happen upon some goats on a roof!

  • Amicalola Falls State Park - Dawsonville, GA

    Home - Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge - Dawsonville, GA

    Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is for those who are looking for outdoor adventure in the North Georgia Mountains and is the gateway to the Appalachian Trail.

  • Tallulah Gorge State Park

    Tallulah Gorge State Park

    Reservations Events Photos Park Map

  • Smithgall Woods - Helen, GA

    Smithgall Woods State Park

    Reservations Events Photos Trail Map

  • Vogel State Park - Blairsville, GA

    Vogel State Park

    One of Georgia's oldest and most beloved state parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.

  • Fort Mountain State Park - Chatsworth, GA

    Fort Mountain State Park

    A scenic drive on Hwy. 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake.

  • Black Rock Mountain - Mountain City, GA

    Black Rock Mountain State Park

    Georgia's highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables.

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