10 Best Ways to Enjoy Fall Color in North Georgia

10 Best Ways to Enjoy Fall Color in North Georgia

10 Best Ways to Enjoy Fall Color in North Georgia

Go On Horse-Back at the Dillard House Stables: Taking beginner and advanced riders through beautiful scenic mountain trails. Their experienced guides will take you, your family, or group, along their well maintained trails. Offering you breathtaking scenic overlooks, lush forests, and majestic waterfalls. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy fall color of our mountains.

Have on a Picnic: North Georgia offers many scenic locations for fall picnics. Just witness the color on mountain tops, beside a lake or stream, or near a deep canyon. Here are some of our top locations to visit on a fall day: https://beechwoodinn.ws/top-ten-fall-picnic-spots-in-north-georgia/

Attend the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival: October 10, 2019 – The Mountaineer Festival is a one-day celebration of the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian mountains, featuring traditional music from numerous regional performers. They offer demonstrations of time-honored handicrafts and trades, and all manner of mountain-flavored games and challenges for young and old alike. The Festival also honors the people of Southern Appalachia. The offer activities by the kind folks who have shared their tales and their lives with Rabun County high school students since 1966. Those stories are shared with the world through the pages of Foxfire books and magazines. https://www.foxfire.org/

Take a Scenic Car Ride to Brasstown Bald: If you didn’t already know, at 4,784-feet, Brasstown Bald is Georgia’s tallest mountain. From our location in Clayton it is less than an hour drive and the fall foliage offers spectacular viewing all the way there. The viewing platform at the top provides stunning 360-degree views — and an excellent spot to see the gorgeous fall foliage. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see all the way to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recarea/?recid=10542

Go on a Boat Ride: Yes, viewing our lakes and mountains from Lake Rabun or Like Burton is gorgeous. The reflections on the water offer even more beauty. We have several opportunities to rent a boat or have your own piloted cruise to enjoy fall color. https://beechwoodinn.ws/boat-rentals/

Take your family to a Corn Maze at Hillside Orchard Farm: You can wander out to the barnyard to feed their herd of nanny goats, say Hi to Festus the Donkey. In the Fall, many colors of apples and pumpkins mark the farm. They a corn maze that opens in September. The Train and Hayride runs all day on their routes around the farm either to the apples or to the animals. http://www.hillsideorchard.com/

Visit Minnehaha Falls: Near the banks of Lake Rabun, Falls Creek cascades down into a beautiful forest, forming one of North Georgia’s most popular waterfalls. Minnehaha Falls spills over a cliff in a gorgeous, multi-tiered cascade before continuing downstream to Lake Rabun. The trail is exceptionally short, and an easy one as well. But it’s well worth a visit on a warm spring or fall afternoon to catch views of this outstandingly beautiful waterfall. https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/minnehaha-falls-georgia-trail/

Visit One of North Georgia’s Vineyards: If you have never visited a vineyard in the fall, put it on your must do list. Yes, even after the grapes have been harvested the beauty of fall lingers on in a vineyard. Most of our nearby vineyards have a scenic overlook or picnic area where you can enjoy a glass of local wine and eat a snack. We love a picnic at a winery. https://beechwoodinn.ws/georgia-wine-country-vineyards-and-events/

Hike the Bartram Trail to Rabun Bald: This is the second highest mountain in Georgia and you can hike part of the Bartram Trail right to the summit where there is a viewing platform. In the fall the view of surrounding mountains and valleys is stunning. https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/rabun-bald-bartram-trail/

Sit on the Porch at Beechwood Inn: Okay, this is the lazy persons way to enjoy fall color. Yes, the Autumn view from the front porch of Beechwood Inn is stunning. And you can sit and relax with a glass of wine, some house-made appetizers and renew your spirit. Viewing fall color does not get much easier or more comfortable.

10 Best Ways to Enjoy Fall Color in North Georgia

 

 

10 Best Ways to Enjoy Fall Color in North Georgia