The Best Things to Do in Georgia in the Fall

By: Leah Shoup

Travel to Georgia's Bavarian-style town.

As a nod to the town's German ties, you can find pop-up celebrations for Helen Oktoberfest here from September 7 through October 29.

Take a fall road trip through Georgia.

Check out Georgia State Route 197, beginning in Clarkesville, crossing the Soque River, and passing through the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

This enchanting ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains is approximately 26 miles roundtrip and takes a little over an hour in each direction.

Go leaf-peeping at your local Georgia park.

Some of our favorites during the foliage season are Fort Mountain State Park, Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, and Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Take a stroll through Gibbs Gardens.

Watch the leaf colors change at one of the most beautiful places in the state, Gibbs Gardens, approximately one hour from Atlanta!

Find the perfect pumpkin.

To experience Georgia in the fall, you have to spend some time at a pumpkin patch! Find your perfect pumpkin at Burt's or another popular patch in the state.

Hike at one of Georgia's state parks.

We recommend Tallulah Gorge State Park, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Red Top Mountain State Park, and Amicalola Falls for the best hiking trails.

Rent a cabin in the mountains.

There are many options for a cozy cabin in the North Georgia mountains, including the towns of Blue Ridge, Helen, and Ellijay.

Attend a fall festival or fair.

There's the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay, the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain, and the Gold Rush Days Festival in Dahlonega, among others!

Go glamping in North Georgia.

If you're not into camping, one of our favorite fall things is to go "glamping" in a treehouse, yurt, camper, or tiny home in North Georgia.