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6 Perfect Ways to Celebrate Fall

  • Fausett Farms Sunflowers

    Photo Credit: Mark Gilliland

Fall is just around the bend! When it comes, you need to be ready to enjoy the BEST of the season in Georgia. Grab your map because we’ve got a bucket list for you!

Apples

Photo Credit: Ryan Free
Photo Credit: Ryan Free

The North Georgia mountains are filled with apple orchards, including you-pick, hayrides, petting zoos and so much more. Don’t miss the Ellijay Apple Festival. We love the weekend events at Mercier Orchards, and the weekday you-pick options at BJ ReeceMore apple info here.

Sunflowers

Photo Credit: Fausett Farms
Photo Credit: Fausett Farms

Dawsonville’s Fausett Farms Sunflowers planted more than 900,000 sunflowers this spring, and they will be showing their sunny faces by the first of October. They are open seven days a week, and the cost is $10 per car. More sunflower info here.

Leaves

Photo Credit: Glen Ella Springs Inn
Photo Credit: Glen Ella Springs Inn

Georgia State Parks are fantastic family escapes for watching the leaves change color. Wondering which parks have the best showing? Try Tallulah Gorge State ParkAmicalola, Cloudland Canyon or Black Rock Mountain. Find a complete listing here.

Waterfalls

Photo Credit: Nate Bowery
Photo Credit: Nate Bowery

There is something magical about fallen red and gold leaves on the rocks of a tumbling waterfall. Wondering where to take the family this autumn? Try Cloudland Canyon State ParkRaven Cliff Falls, Fall Branch Falls or Dukes Creek for wonderful views. More waterfall info here.

Festivals

Photo Credit: KSU Sports & Entertainment Park
Photo Credit: KSU Sports & Entertainment Park

From Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival in Kennesaw to Oktoberfest in Helen, and from the colors of Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground to the Fall Folklife Fest at the Atlanta History Center, autumn is amass with festive frolic options the entire family will enjoy. Find more fall festival info here.

Camping

Fall camping at Red Top Mountain State Park on Lake Allatoona
Fall camping at Red Top Mountain State Park on Lake Allatoona

Fall is made for camping under the bright stars. We love Swinging Bridge in Blue Ridge and Andrews Cove in Helen for the best in fall camping. Find more fall camping info here.

 

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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