It’s that time of year again–fall! While the first day of fall is officially September 23rd this year, there’s no better time to plan where you’re going than right now. For a head start, here are 12 parks in Georgia where the fall foliage is especially beautiful:
1. High Falls State Park - 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA 30233
This state park is located north of Macon in Jackson. It's named after the tumbling falls on the Towaliga River. It's going to be stunning this fall!
2. Cloudland Canyon State Park - 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd, Rising Fawn, GA 30738
Cloudland Canyon is beautiful anytime of the year! This fall will be the perfect time to backpack through its foliage.
Pictured here: Cloudland Canyon at the top of the gorge on a gorgeous fall day!
3. Somewhere in the North Georgia Mountains (state park unknown)
Truly, any state park in the north Georgia mountains is bound to be breathtaking this year!
4. Black Rock Mountain State Park - 3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy, Mountain City, GA 30562
Black Rock Mountain becomes cooler than other mountains in the winter, and it may be closed during icy weather. So now would be your best bet to go if you want to get out and about in this park!
5. Blue Ridge Mountains - Fannin County and Blue Ridge, GA
The Blue Ridge Mountains are not in a particular state park, but they have all the recreational capabilities that our other wonderful state parks have. You're not going to want to miss out on the wonderful beauty of these mountains this season.
6. Amicalola Falls State Park - 418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Amicalola Falls State Park is definitely one of the prettiest parks in our state because of its cascading falls. The fall foliage highlights the water and makes it that much prettier!
7. Vogel State Park - 405 Vogel State Park Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512
Vogel State Park is one of Georgia's oldest parks and is located at the base of Blood Mountain. There's 233 acres of forestry to discover at this park, so you better get started!
8. Panola Mountain State Park - 2600 Georgia 155 SW, Stockbridge, GA 30281
This beautiful park is in my hometown of Stockbridge. There's a granite mountain, hiking, camping, fishing lakes and lots of beauty to take in!
9. Skidaway Island State Park - 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411
If you're down by Savannah, visit this gorgeous park. Skidaway Island is a part of Georgia's intercoastal waterway. In addition to the pretty foliage, there are so many different species of wildlife to observe as well.
10. Tallulah Gorge State Park - 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd, Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
There are so many different things to do at this beautiful park. You can offer your time by volunteering to clean up the park, or you can experience a paddle around Tallulah Lake during a full moon.
11. Lookout Mountain during the fall - Part of the Appalachian Plateau in NW Georgia
Lookout Mountain is part of the Appalachian Plateau in the extreme northwestern part of Georgia. Although it's not in a state park, (and it's also a part of Alabama and Tennessee,) we Georgians still love to claim it!
12. Near Stone Mountain State Park - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Many Georgia locals know about the big rock that is Stone Mountain. In addition to its beauty, Stone Mountain is a popular hike, and the park hosts an amusement park and regularly features laser shows!
Are you ready for fall? Better yet, are you ready to get out in all of Georgia’s beautiful nature wonder land? Tell us about your plans to go to a state park in Georgia this fall!