The Best Scenic Fall Day Trips

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Black Rock Mountain

Where: 3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway
Mountain City, GA 30562
Rabun County

Georgia’s highest state park encompasses some of the most outstanding scenery in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Roadside overlooks provide spectacular 80-mile vistas, and four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. Visitors enjoy the summit visitor center for its views, gift shop and picnic tables.

Mountaintop cottages surround a small playground, while campsites are nestled under rhododendron and gnarled oaks. Tent campers will appreciate the walk-in sites that allow extra privacy. The park’s small lake is popular with anglers and circled by an easy walking trail. At an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is often cooler than other Georgia parks and may close during icy weather. RVers should be comfortable driving on steep, winding roads.

Gibbs Gardens

Where: 1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107

While Gibbs Gardens is a year-round attraction that draws in thousands of tourists a year, and the scenery and flora are always beautiful, Gibbs Gardens during the fall is particularly breath-taking at any of the three events:

Wildflowers Colorfest

Encore Azaleas Fall Colorfest

Japanese Maples Colorfest

Tallulah Gorge in the Fall During Water Release Times

Where: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Drive
Tallulah Falls, GA 30573
Rabun County

2021 Water Release Dates

On a typical day, the water flow through the gorge is 35–40 CFS (cubic feet per second). During aesthetic releases, the flow is 200 CFS, and during whitewater releases, the flow is 500 CFS on Saturday and 700 CFS on Sunday. Climbing and hiking down in to the gorge are not allowed on these dates.

Burt’s Farms

Where: 5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Come experience the fall season at Burt’s Farm in the secluded North Georgia mountains! The only thing more beautiful than the fall foliage is the sea of orange created by thousands of Burt’s pumpkins. Scroll down to see why Burt’s Farm has become a cherished fall tradition for thousands of families every year.

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