Fall colors in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Fall colors in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Photo by Brian Poole, @wde_94

Georgia Fall Bucket List

From leaf watching to apple picking, here are six things you absolutely must do to fully experience fall in Georgia.

In Georgia, fall is one of our favorite seasons because it means cooler temperatures, brilliant foliage and tons of activities set against scenic backdrops from the mountains to the coast. Fall also is when football kicks off, apples and pumpkins are ripe for the picking, farms swing open their gates for harvest-time fun, and crackling fire pits offer cozy settings for ghost stories and s’mores.

After Labor Day, Georgia’s fall fairs and festivals kick into high gear, offering endless options for things to do on the weekends. Don’t waste a minute this fall trying to decide where to go next. Use this list to plan your adventures and make the most of each precious, perfect fall day.

Woman at an overlook at Black Rock Mountain State Park

Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City, Georgia

Check out the leaves at Georgia State Parks

A blanket of red, orange and yellow covers Georgia each fall and there is no better place to take it all than at a Georgia State Park. Check out the Top 10 Georgia State Parks for Peak Color and plan your autumn visit. Don’t forget to keep an eye on Georgia State Park’s Leaf Watch to make sure you visit when fall color is at its peak.

Visit Georgia State Parks

Mountain cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Stay at a cozy mountain cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Rent a cabin for the weekend

Take advantage of the cooler temperatures by cuddling up in a cabin with the ones you love! Trust us, a cozy cabin will be exactly what you need after a day full of leaf peeping, corn mazin’, and pumpkin picking! Search Georgia's cabin rentals, and check out these cozy Georgia getaways perfect for fall.

Find a cabin rental

Pumpkins at Burt's Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia. Photo by @samrturnage

Find a pumpkin for your front porch at Burt's Farm pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, Georgia. Photo by @samrturnage

Find the perfect pumpkin at a Georgia patch

Pile the whole family in the car for a pumpkin pickin’ adventure! Georgia is full of fantastic farms that produce some of the prettiest pumpkins you've ever seen. Find a pumpkin patch near you.

Visit a pumpkin patch

Hamlin Hills corn maze

Hamlin Hills corn maze in Forsyth, Georgia

Get lost in a corn maze

After you pick a pumpkin, head to a corn maze for the best fall day ever! There are top-notch corn mazes all across the state each bearing a unique design. Navigate your way to Georgia corn mazes for amazing family fun.

Visit a corn maze

Haunted Montrose near Dublin, Georgia

Brave one of the scariest haunted houses in the state at Haunted Montrose near Dublin, Georgia.

Scare up some fun at a haunted house

Be prepared to face your fears at one of Georgia’s famous haunted houses. Georgia is home to such famous haunted houses as Netherworld and Haunted Montrose. Learn more about Georgia’s haunted houses.

Brave a haunted house

Pick apples in North Georgia

Autumn is apple season in Georgia and several Georgia farms offer u-pick apples during the fall season. Pick a bushel full of apples and impress your friends with fresh apple pie, apple cider, apple cobbler (we could go on). Learn where to go apple picking in Georgia.

Visit an orchard

Published: July 2022