With the arrival of fall, many people are getting excited for ideal sweater weather, hot apple cider, pumpkin patches, and Halloween! For us, we become anxious to see the beautiful Georgia fall foliage once again grace the mountains of Helen, GA! Our region in northern Georgia becomes an autumn wonderland when the bright green leaves begin to change into shades of vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows. If you’re planning on visiting us soon, we’re excited to share everything we know about the Georgia fall foliage!
There’s more to experience this autumn than just the North Georgia fall foliage! Find a wide variety of seasonal activities and events when you download your free copy of our Helen, GA Vacation Guide!
When Do the Leaves Change in Georgia?
The answer to this can vary each year. Usually, the best time to see the changing of the leaves is towards the end of October. If you are staying in higher elevations, it will most likely be mid-October. When fall is closely approaching, Leaf Watch Georgia provides fairly accurate predictions for when the leaves begin to change color.
What Are the Peak Fall Colors in Georgia?
During the prime of the fall season, prepare to have your breath taken by the undeniable beauty of the North Georgia region. Rich oranges and reds adorn the leaves along with just a touch of auburn. The green pines and brown oaks perfectly compliment these colors and make the trees filled with bright yellow leaves stand out even more! This eclectic mix of gorgeous colors is perfect for photo opportunities and outdoor exploration.
3 of the Best Places to Enjoy the North Georgia Fall Foliage
Smithgall Woods State Park
As the home to one Georgia’s premier trout streams, Smithgall Woods State Park is also one of the best spots in Helen for enjoying the autumn scenery. Five miles of trails, streams, and lovely picnicking areas make the park a wonderful mountain retreat for families. Fishermen can also take in the stunning fall colors as they cast their lines into the streams.
Unicoi State Park
The bold fall colors look absolutely arresting against a bright cobalt sky and the deep blue lake in Unicoi State Park. You will be surrounded by autumn beauty as you enjoy outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, and a trek to the famous Anna Ruby Falls.
Brasstown Bald stands 4,784 feet above sea level, making it Georgia’s tallest mountain. After a hike to the top, you will be introduced to 360-degree panoramic views of the North Georgia mountains. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world as admire the rolling hills of orange, yellow, and red that stretch all the way to the horizon. It’s truly a magnificent view that you won’t soon forget. While you are there, be sure to stop by the unique gift shop and a visitors center that focuses on Georgia’s history and geology!
Your Dream Fall Break Awaits With Pinnacle Cabin Rentals
Our collection of luxury cabins in the North Georgia mountains is perfect for any occasion! Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or unforgettable family vacations, you’ll find your ideal home away from home. Our vacation rentals not only provide you with ample space and amenities, but you will also enjoy unparalleled guest service and convenience to all there is to see and do in Helen, GA.
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