It’s time for those peaceful Sunday drives or relaxing weekend getaways to see the leaves changing colors. From the mountains in North Georgia to middle and South Georgia there are so many great places to see the spectacular fall colors, camp or stay in lodges or cottages.  Georgia’s state parks offer cottages, lodges, camping, hiking and many other activities.  Below are some great suggestions to take in the beautiful colors this fall.  You can also get up to date information at
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge – Dawsonville
The Southeast’s tallest cascading waterfall can be found an hour north of Atlanta.
Black Rock Mountain State Park – Clayton
There are many overlooks along the roadway to view some great fall colors.
Cloudland Canyon State Park – Near Chattanooga
This park offers great trails for hikers and mountain bikers.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park – Pine Mountain
Don’t forget to visit Dowdell’s Knob to see the life size bronze sculpture of President F.D. Roosevelt while you are here.
Fort Mountain State Park – Chatsworth
This park features the 8 mile Gahuti trail and mountain bikers have more than 14 miles to trails to explore.
Moccasin Creek State Park – Lake Burton
Georgia’s smallest state park features a wildlife observation tower to enjoy the scenery.
Smithgall Woods State Park – Helen
Dukes Creek within the state park is a great place for fly fishing or cabin getaways.  This park is also near wineries for some romantic weekends.
Tallulah Gorge State Park – Near Clayton
Beautiful waterfall views can be seen from the suspension bridge and hiking trails.  If you are really adventurous you can hike down to the gorge floor but you must get there early to get a permit.  Permits are required and go quickly.
Unicoi State Park & Lodge – Helen
Be daring and get the best view of fall colors while ziplining above the forest canopy!
Vogel State Park – Blairsville
Wolf Pen Gap Road offers some of the prettiest views in North Georgia while the leaves are changing colors.
Red Top Mountain State Park – Acworth
This is another great place for bikers and hikers to hit the trails and spend the day enjoying all the beauty the park has to offer.
James H. Floyd State Park – Summerville
The Marble Mine Trail is located on an old road that leads hikers to a 35 foot waterfall near an old mine opening.
Victoria Bryant State Park – Royston
Spend the day golfing while enjoying the changing colors and cooler weather.
Don Carter State Park – Gainesville
Take a guided horseback trail ride to enjoy this state park located on Lake Lanier.
George L. Smith State Park – Twin City
Take a guided paddle trip with Mill Pond Kayak to see the Spanish moss and tupelo trees.  Don’t forget your camera!
Providence Canyon State Park – Lumpkin
Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”, need we say more!  Seeing this beauty says it all!
According to the Fall Foliage Prediction Map, North Georgia & Metro Atlanta should have the best viewing opportunities the week of October 25th and Middle & South Georgia should peak around the week of November 1st.