OK, it’s Georgia’s only official website for leaf watching. It’s still everything a leaf peeper could hope for!
If you’re one of the bazillion or so people in Georgia who go out and “look at the leaves” rather than watch football, I have good news for you!
“Leaf Watch 2012” — brought to you by Georgia’s State Parks — will keep you posted on where you can find the most beautiful fall foliage.
(For those of us glued to football games, Leaf Watch will help us figure out where the rest of the family went. If we notice they’re missing.)
Whether hiking, biking or simply driving country roads, travelers can check Leaf Watch 2012 for advice on where and when to find the best color in Georgia’s state parks. There will be updates from park rangers, safety tips for hiking and event calendars. Last-minute availability for cabins, yurts, campsites and lodge rooms in the state parks will also be posted.
Typically, North Georgia peaks in late October, but color can be seen as early as September and as late as mid-November.
The best way to track changing leaves and plan autumn getaways is Leaf Watch 2012 from Georgia’s State Parks.
Here are Georgia’s Top Ten State Park for Leaf Watching
- Amicalola Falls
- Black Rock Mountain
- Cloudland Canyon
- Fort Mountain
- Moccasin Creek
- James H. Sloppy Floyd
- Smithgall Woods
- Tallulah Gorge
- Unicoi and
Georgia has nearly 50 state parks, providing affordable “staycations” to residents and a not-so-far-away mountain escapes for Floridians. Park rangers advise guests to make reservations as soon as possible. It is not uncommon for the most sought-after cabins to be reserved 13 months in advance, and many campgrounds fill up early on pretty weekends.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-864-7275.