We’ll get right to the point: There is no “bad time” to visit North Georgia. Our little slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains is bathed in sun for most of the year and temperatures are typically comfortable for most, even in the doldrums of winter. You’ll be satisfied no matter what time of year you visit, but there are certain characteristics that define each season here. The best time to visit North Georgia depends on what you want to experience. To help you decide, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about North Georgia weather and season-specific activities. For a complete list of insider tips and local recommendations, be sure to claim your complimentary North Georgia Vacation Guide!
When to Visit North Georgia: What You Need to Know
Weather: Chilly, Occasional Light Snow
The average winter high in North Georgia is 54 degrees and the average low is 32 degrees. Though this is certainly a chilly time of year, travelers from up north will delight in our generally above-freezing temperatures and mostly sunny days! For our visitors from farther south, North Georgia is the place to be to experience a light and beautiful snow!
Activities: Celebrating Christmas, Snow Tubing
Celebrating Christmas in North Georgia is the hands-down best winter activity! The town of Clarkesville is an especially delightful place to spend the holiday season. There’s a Christmas parade, a Christmas festival, and plenty of boutiques perfect for holiday shopping. You can also embark on a snow tubing adventure in North Georgia!
Weather: Cool, Occasionally Rainy
Spring in North Georgia is a time of growth, renewal, and pure beauty! The average high temperature is 69 degrees and the average low is 43. In March, April, and May, the region’s wildflowers begin to bloom once more and life breathes back into our beautiful deciduous forests! You may even spot a hummingbird or two hovering around our gardens.
Hiking in North Georgia is one of the best ways to get a feel for our gorgeous area! There are so many trails nearby worth exploring, and there’s no better time to do so than the spring.
Weather: Warm and Sunny
We’re in the heart of the South, and that means summers can get warm and balmy. Since we’re also surrounded by mountains, the nights are almost always very cool and comfortable. The months of June, July, and August in North Georgia average around 84 degrees during the day and a comfortable 62 degrees at night.
Activities: Tubing, Kayaking, and Rafting
Luckily, Kayaking, rafting, and tubing in North Georgia are perfect ways to cool off on a warm day! During this time of year, the sun is shining and the mountain streams are cool and refreshing. Cool nighttime temperatures mean you can still gather around a bonfire after the sun sets without getting too hot!
Weather: Crisp and Clear
Fall in North Georgia is a truly beautiful time of year. Unlike many other Southern U.S. destinations, our region experiences a full range of seasons. That means a colorful display of fall foliage awaits us every year! Autumn highs in North Georgia average around 70 degrees and lows around 47 degrees.
Activities: Fly Fishing and Apple Picking
Other than leaf peeping, fly fishing and apple picking are some of the most popular fall activities here in North Georgia! Take in the stunning sights as you cast a line at Fern Valley on the Soque or pick some fresh apples at Mercier Orchards. Whatever you choose to do here this fall, you’ll experience comfortable temperatures and brilliant scenery.
No matter what time of year you visit North Georgia, you’ll need a comfortable and elegant place to stay. At Glen-Ella Springs Inn, we’re dedicated to making you feel right at home during your trip—no matter what time you decide to visit! There’s no better place to experience North Georgia’s famous hospitality than in a private accommodation that’s just steps away from a trickling mountain stream. Choose between our King Rooms, Queen Rooms, Three-Room Suites, and Penthouse Suites. Not only will you be immersed in a relaxing, rustic-chic suite surrounded by the beauty of nature, but you’ll also be a short drive away from everything North Georgia has to offer!