Leaf Watch 2017: The Best Friend of Leaf Peepers

Autumn is the best time to ride in Georgia. ~ Photo by Robert Sutherland

Daytime high temperatures won’t always be in the 80-90 degree range.  Cooler weather and autumn color are on the way.  That means it’s time to go to the website, Leaf Watch 2017: The Best Friend of Leaf Peepers!

To help you plan your search for the most beautiful hillside and shorelines, Georgia’s state parks maintains Leaf Watch 2017 “to track fall color as it moves across the Peach State.”

Click Here for Leaf Watch 2017

This easy-to-use travel planner has everything you’ll need to locate the prettiest trails and overlooks, mountain cabins and campsites, fall events and hiking safety tips.

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You might not get rich and famous sharing your best photographs of fall foliage, but you’ll earn our gratitude if you post your favorites on the Georgia State Parks’ Facebook page and Instagram, tagging #GaLeafWatch and #GaStateParks.  Rangers will also post updates on how fall color is progressing in their parks.

Typically, Georgia’s mountain parks peak in late October; however, color can be seen as early and throughout much of November.  Some of the most popular parks for leaf watching include Black Rock Mountain, Cloudland Canyon, Fort Mountain, Tallulah Gorge and Vogel.

Georgia State Parks offer a variety of accommodations where leaf peepers can stay in the heart of autumn scenery.  Guests can choose from cabins, campsites and yurts – a “glamping” option that is like a combination tent-cabin.   Accommodations may be reserved 13 months in advance, and many fill up on October weekends.  Guests are encouraged to make plans as early as possible or visit during weekdays.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-864-7275 or at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/reservations.

Park rangers have planned numerous events throughout autumn, including guided hikes and paddles, fall festivals, Halloween hayrides and campground trick-or-treating.  A list of events can be found at www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/events.

Enjoy the most beautiful time of the year leaf peeping in Georgia!