Fausett Farms Sunflowers  in Dawsonville, Georgia

Fausett Farms Sunflowers in Dawsonville, Georgia

6 Perfect Ways to Celebrate Fall

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. We love 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 show their sunny faces by the end of September. 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 CanyonFort Mountain 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 Falls for wonderful views. More waterfall 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.

Scenic Drives

Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway in North Georgia
Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway in North Georgia

Slow your pace and travel Georgia's backroads to fully immerse yourself in the colors and character of the season. Follow the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway from Helen through the mountains, or travel the Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway from Cohutta to Ellijay. In west Georgia, follow the Meriwether-Pike Scenic Byway, and pull off the road in Woodbury for a photo op at the Red Oak Covered Bridge. Find more road trips in Georgia.

Published: September 2020
Written by: Lesli Peterson