A Golden Guide to the Most Spectacular Fall Foliage in North Georgia

You already know there are a million reasons to celebrate autumn in the North Georgia Mountains, but do you know about the state’s best-kept secret? In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies the quaint mountain town of Clarkesville, GA. With its cascading waterfalls, hiking trails, and breathtaking views, the fall foliage in North Georgia is second to none. If you are looking for more fall activities in North Georgia to make the most of your getaway, take a look at our free Vacation Guide. You’ll find over 100 handpicked recommendations on outdoor recreation, fall festivals, restaurants, and more. 

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Fall Foliage in North Georgia: Where to Find the Best Vistas

Vogel State Park  

Vogel State Park sits at the base of Blood Mountain, and it is one of the best places to see fall foliage in North Georgia. The park offers excellent views and hiking trails that range from leisurely, kid-friendly strolls to moderately strenuous excursions. A hike along the Bear Hair Gap Trail will bring you to the Vogel Overlook to reveal incredible views of the mountain. 

Cloudland Canyon State Park 

What better place to go leaf watching than Cloudland Canyon State Park? As one of the largest and most scenic state parks in North Georgia, this is one of the best spots for leaf watching in the fall! Cloudland Canyon is home to thousand-foot-deep canyons, waterfalls, cascading creeks, and abundant wildlife.  

Local-tip: If you aren’t sure when to plan your vacation, consult the Georgia State Parks leaf watch tracker. Peak season usually takes place from late October to early November. 

Brasstown Bald  

At 5,000 feet above sea level, Brasstown Bald is the highest peak in the state, and a visit to this unique spot makes for a fantastic day trip! From stunning wildlife to family-friendly hiking trails, there is much to see here. The best part? When you reach the observation deck at the top of Brasstown Bald, you can see multiple states, including the Carolinas and Tennessee!  

More Must-Do Fall Activities in North Georgia  

Cozy Up at Glen-Ella Springs Inn This Fall Glen-Ella-Interiors-Penthouse-Suites

After making priceless memories in North Georgia, head back to Glen-Ella Springs Inn and put your feet up in one of our peaceful accommodations. Each of our rustic-chic rooms and suites offers plush beds, gorgeous views, and even rocking chairs on your porch for enjoying the fresh mountain air and beautiful foliage! When you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a delicious gourmet meal in our on-site restaurant. Between our premium amenities, breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Foothills, and delicious food, each day you spend here, will have you feeling refreshed and ready to keep exploring!  

Ready for a fabulous fall getaway in North Georgia? Check our availability and book your favorite room today!