Top Ten Fall Picnic Spots In North Georgia

Top Ten Fall Picnic Spots in North Georgia: During the fall trying to snag the perfect seat at a nice lake-side or river-side restaurant can be a challenge. So why even try? Instead, pack a picnic lunch and find your perfect spot next to a stream, lake, on a mountain top, or even better yet at one of our local vineyards in the North Georgia Mountains. Here are ten of our favorites:

Top Ten Fall Picnic Spots in North Georgia

During the fall trying to snag the perfect seat at a nice lake-side or river-side restaurant can be a challenge. Have I mentioned that I hate crowds? So why even try? Instead, pack a picnic lunch and find your perfect spot next to a stream, lake, on a mountain top, or even better yet at one of our local vineyards in the North Georgia Mountains. The North Georgia Mountains offer hundreds of great locations for picnics. So here are our Top Ten Fall Picnic Spots in North Georgia

Warwoman Dell

Warwoman Dell: Located just a few miles East of Clayton on Warwoman Road. The Dell is a beautiful pocket wilderness, with tall trees shading a rolling forest floor carpeted in lush, green vegetation. Mosses and wildflowers blanket the stream-filled dell, and beautiful waterfalls, including the cascades of Becky Branch Falls, tumble through the forest. Named by Southern Living Magazine as the “Best Picnic Spot in Georgia.” The Dell offers shady tables and shelters. A spur of the Bartram Trail passes through Warwoman Dell. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/conf/recreation/recarea/?recid=10519

Black Rock Mountain

Black Rock Mountain State Park: Easily accessible from Clayton, at 3,700 feet it is cool and gorgeous. The park includes some of the most beautiful country in North Georgia, located astride the Eastern Continental Divide. Numerous scenic overlooks over spectacular vistas. Several hiking trails featuring streams, waterfalls and lush forest. At the summit is a visitors’ center with views, picnic tables and shelters available for larger groups. https://gastateparks.org/BlackRockMountain/

Stonewall Creek Vineyards

Stonewall Creek Vineyards: This small family owned winery and vineyard is located on Bridge Creek Road about 5 miles from Clayton. Their location offers some gorgeous mountain scenery surrounding its well-tended vineyard. Their wines have won numerous awards. Stonewall Creek Website invites you to bring your picnic. They have covered outdoor tables where you can taste wine, enjoy some snacks. In case you did not bring your own picnic, the tasting room also offers charcuterie plates for $10. https://stonewallcreek.com/

Unicoi State Park

Unicoi State Park: Located just two miles from Alpine Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia’s Treasures. The Park offers many programs that focus on natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. Hikers and bikers will enjoy miles of trails. Anna Ruby Falls is spectacular in the fall. Numerous picnic tables are located throughout the park. https://gastateparks.org/Unicoi

Popcorn overlook

Popcorn Overlook: The overlook offers stunning views of North Georgia and into North Carolina. The park is open year round and is maintained by the U.S. Forest Service. It also offers educational signs, benches and picnic tables. This small park is located 15 miles east of Clayton on Highway 76. http://explorerabun.com/popcorn-overlook/

Tallulah Gorge

Tallulah Gorge State Park: One of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls.  Picnic locations and tables are scattered through-out the park. Located 10 miles South of Clayton on Highway 441. https://gastateparks.org/tallulahgorge

Bull Sluice Fall

Bull Sluice on the Chattooga River: While there are no picnic tables at the sluice, giant-river stones offer a wonderful setting to bring your lunch. From your vantage you can watch rafters and kayakers navigate one of the more stunning waterfalls on the Chattooga River. It’s a short hike down from a rest area with tables and restrooms. From Clayton take Hwy 76 East to the state line. Park on the South Carolina side of the bridge and follow a paved path from the parking area. At a sharp turn in the path continue on a crushed stone trail straight ahead. The Sluice is less than a quarter mile ahead. http://explorerabun.com/bull-sluice/

Moccasin Creek

Moccasin Creek State Park: The Park sits on the Western Shore of Lake Burton. Despite its mountain location, the park is relatively flat, offering easy navigation for large RVs, children’s bicycles and wheelchairs. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek. At 2,800 acres, Lake Burton is a prime spot for skiing, boating and fishing. Kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes can be rented during warmer months. Park visitors can tour an adjacent trout farm, hike on several nearby trails or simply relax in this peaceful setting. https://gastateparks.org/MoccasinCreek

Stovall Mill

Stovall Mill Covered Bridge: This picturesque bridge is located on Highway 255 about 4 miles North of Sautee Nacoochee Historic district. The bridge was built in 1895 by Will Pardue. It is 38 feet long and offers a parking and picnic area. It crosses Chickamauga Creek. Be sure to visit the nearby Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia and also the Old Sautee General Store. At the General Store you can purchase a picnic lunch if you don’t want to pack one. http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/4355-stovall-mill-covered-bridge

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Beechwood Inn: Beechwood Inn has its own picnic area in a park-like setting on the side of a mountain. Beechwood Inn lodging guests may use our picnic area without charge, for non-guests we charge a small fee. Beechwood Inn can even cater your picnic or party.Our picnic area is suitable for parties and family get-togethers. All you have to do is call and we will prepare some of your favorite picnic foods such as: fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ, hamburgers, potato salad, apple pie and home-made cookies. To prepare picnic food for small groups we need several days-notice and it is a good idea to reserve our picnic area in advance. An indoor restroom is just steps away. https://beechwoodinn.ws/parties-and-picnics-in-north-georgia/

Top Ten Fall Picnic Spots in North Georgia: Beechwood Inn Picnic Package:

Picnics for Lodging and Non-Lodging Guests: We are happy to pack a picnic for you. Just give us a call and schedule your pick-up day and time and it will be packed and ready for you. We require payment in advance and there is no cancellation within 24 hours of your picnic delivery. Learn more about out Picnic Packages: https://beechwoodinn.ws/picnic-package-in-north-georgia/ 

Top Ten Fall Picnic Spots in North Georgia