12 perfect places you need to see in Georgia this fall

12 perfect places in Georgia you need to see this fall


The seasons are changing and everyone is looking for the perfect places to enjoy the fall colors in Georgia. I have handpicked a few of my favorites to share with you.

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Things to do outdoors in Georgia June 2015 Sweetwater Creek

Combine the red and white trails for almost 5 miles of fun hiking. The red-blazed history trail follows closely along the banks of Sweetwater Creek under a canopy of colorful leaves. Several observation decks offer views overlooking the creek and the New Manchester Mill ruins. The red history trail intersects with the white trail to lead hikers on a loop through more remote areas of the park. The park recently opened a yurt village for overnight stays. [Make your reservations or view trail maps]

Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Park

Georgia Mountain Bike Trails for all skill levels

Nearly 15 miles of mountain biking trails wind through the trees near peaceful Blankets Creek. The trails are popular among families with young children, as well as experienced riders. The tree-shaded trails offer flat, easy rides for beginners or fast, technical trails for the advanced mountain bikers. [View trail map & directions]

Camping Chattahoochee National Forest

There is nothing like waking up among the blazing colors of fall in the foggy foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Chattahoochee National Forest has around 30 different campgrounds with varying degrees of, “roughing it,” scattered throughout the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Take your pick from scenic mountain views, creekside campsites, or off-road riding areas. [Learn more about Chattahoochee National Forest Campgrounds]


Augusta Canal

Kayaking Augusta Canal

This is nearly 7-miles of peaceful paddling near the Georgia-South Carolina border. The slow-moving current carries canoes and kayaks for an easy, family-friendly paddle along colorful tree-lined banks full of wildlife. The journey begins with an affordable kayak rental at Savannah Rapids Park and ends at Lake Olmstead with a convenient shuttle back to the park. [View pricing and info from Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental]

Aska Adventure Area Trails

Home to nearly 17 miles of trail for hikers and bikers. Aska adventure area offers gorgeous mountain views and mature hardwoods color the trails with a beautiful canopy. Mountain creek crossings, climbs, and exciting downhills make the trails perfect for intermediate-advanced riders. [Learn more about Aska Adventure Area]

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Things to do outdoors in Georgia June 2015 Cloudland Canyon

The perfect family getaway for fall color and fun, Cloudland Canyon covers it all. Exciting hiking trails that dive deep into the canyon offer gorgeous vistas among colorful hardwoods, a tranquil waterfall, and a good workout. The park caters to all types of campers with tent pads, RV hookups, primitive backcountry sites, and a yurt village. Cloudland Canyon includes an 18-basket disc golf course, and connects to mountain biking and horseback riding trails. [Read more about exploring Cloudland Canyon with kids]

Treetop Quest

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Family-friendly ziplines and aerial obstacle courses give an exciting new perspective for the festive fall colors. Kids and kids-at-heart love the thrill of flying through the trees and completing various obstacles. Treetop Quest has locations in Gwinnett and Dunwoody that offer a range of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy as the trees put on their seasonal show. [Get more info on Treetop Quest]

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12 perfect places you need to see in Georgia this fall


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