The closest state parks for fall color
We took the Georgia State Parks list of the 14 best parks for fall color and figured out the 5 closest ones so you don’t have to! Peak color is expected in late October and early November, so it is about time to plan your day trip. Go out on a Sunday drive and see the art of nature all around you!
Amicalola Falls State Park
As one of the most popular parks in Georgia, it is a must see. Amicalola Falls is the tallest cascading waterfall in the southeast at 729 feet. If you want to make it more than a day trip, camping or hotel accommodations are also an option. Amicalola Falls is north of Dawsonville, only about than an hour and a half drive.
Tallulah Gorge Sate Park
The park boasts a beautiful 2 mile long canyon that is 1000 feet deep, and the Tallulah River tumbles through the bottom. There are canyon rim trails, options to hike the gorge floor, and a suspension bridge 80 feet over the river. Nestled in Northeast Georgia, and less than an hour and a half drive this is truly an out of city experience that is spectacular in fall!
Victoria Bryant State Park
If you enjoy fall colors and golfing, this is the park for you. Along with their Golf Course you can also hike, fish, and camp. There is a stream flowing through the park providing lovely picnic areas for your day trip. Located off I85 before Lake Hartwell, this park is only an hour and fifteen minutes from the studio.
Red Top Mountain State Park
This park is popular due to it’s location on Lake Allatoona. It provides more than 15 miles of hiking trails through the beautiful fall foliage, but also has a short paved trail convenient for strollers or wheelchairs. Best of all, it’s only an hour drive from our Snellville studio!
Sweetwater Creek State Park
This is closest location on the list of best state parks for fall color. Less than an hour away this is an easy last minute trip to squeeze in and take in the fall foliage. Fishing, picnicking, and various boating options are available to you. It’s actually very close to downtown Atlanta so you can always hit up the city to extend your day!
The other parks within a 2 and a half hour drive, so don’t stop here! Enjoy the beautiful fall season and appreciate the colors all around you!