If you’re looking for a beautiful, fun place to explore this fall, look no further than North Georgia! Whether your favorite part of the season is leaf-peeping or attending festive events, you’ll find that our little slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains has it all. Read on to learn about the best ways to enjoy fall in North Georgia! Then, for more local insight, be sure to access our free Vacation Guide. It features all of our favorite restaurants, events, and adventures!
7 of the Best Ways to Enjoy Fall in North Georgia
1. Attend a Festive Fall Event*
(*Please note, due to COVID-19 some of these events may be canceled. Check their website for more information.)
One of the most magical parts of autumn is attending all of the harvest-themed events! We’re a little biased, but we think North Georgia has some of the country’s best fall festivals. Here are just a few of our favorite fests to experience this time of year:
2. Wander the Jaemor Farms Corn Maze
What says “fall” more than a corn maze? If you ask us, absolutely nothing! If you love exploring these larger-than-life structures, we recommend checking out the Jaemor Farms Corn Maze. Make your way through, then partake in other attractions on the farm like hayrides, apple cannons, a petting zoo, and even duck races!
3. Get Some Exercise as You Leaf-Peep
If your ideal version of leaf-peeping comes with a side of exercise, go biking or hiking in North Georgia! This is the perfect way to get some fresh air and take in colorful views at the same time.
4. Discover a Waterfall
Though North Georgia waterfalls are stunning all year long, you won’t want to miss your chance to see one amid the gorgeous fall foliage. We recommend adding Minnehaha and Duke’s Creek Falls to your autumn itinerary this year.
5. Go on a Scenic Drive
There are so many things to do around Clarkesville, GA, in the fall, but a simple scenic drive is always nice, too! See panoramic views when you cruise along the Russell B. Richard Highway or to the Brasstown Bald Loop from Clarkesville.
6. Reel in a Big One
Most associate fishing with summertime, but fall is actually one of the best times to go fly fishing in North Georgia! Whether you choose the Soque River, Lake Rabun, or the Chattahoochee River for your excursion, you’ll find that our backcountry tailwaters flow cold in every season.
7. Experience Fall Color on Horseback
If hiking and biking aren’t your cup of tea, you can still hit the trail this fall! Try a guided horseback riding tour for a new perspective of the Chattahoochee National Forest (and its surrounding beauty).
After making priceless memories this fall in North Georgia, head back to Glen-Ella Springs Inn and put your feet up in one of our peaceful rooms or suites. Each of our rustic-chic accommodations 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—it will have you feeling refreshed and ready to explore again the next day. Between our premium amenities, breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Foothills, and delicious food, you might not even want to venture back out!