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When you feel that first crisp breeze and watch the colours begin to change, you know that summer is gone and autumn is in the air! Although every season in Georgia is just peachy, autumn has a particular beauty to it. Here are 10 reasons to love Georgia in the autumn…

Georgia Road in Autumn


Autumn foliage: Autumn in Georgia always provides a kaleidoscope of colours. Whether you’re driving down the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway in Northeast Georgia or hiking Cloudland Canyon, you’re sure to be amazed by the stunning display of red, gold and orange leaves. Early to mid-November are the best times to see autumn foliage in Georgia.

Apple season: As the temperature cools down, apple season heats up! Fall is the perfect time to head north for a fun-filled day of apple picking. Why not stop by at Hillcrest Orchards or the Red Apple Barn – both located in beautiful Ellijay.

Pumpkin patches: Why buy a pumpkin at the grocery store when you could enjoy a day of pumpkin pickin’ in Georgia? Pack your family in the car and hunt for the perfect pumpkin at any of these Georgia pumpkin patches.

Haunted houses: Georgia is home to some seriously scary haunted houses, including the No. 1 haunted house in the nation Netherworld. These walk-through attractions are filled with live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters that are sure to scare even the toughest of visitors! Check out the Get Spooked in Georgia Pinterest board for haunted attractions.

Autumn festivals: We’re a sucker for a festival – especially an autumn festival! Where else can you watch the leaves fall, eat toffee apples and shop for handmade Halloween decorations? Find a list of autumn festivals here.

Oktoberfest: Grab your lederhosen and your beer stein because Oktoberfest is coming! One of Georgia’s most popular annual events, Oktoberfest takes place in the recreated alpine village of Helen. Attendees can feast on schnitzel, tour the town and even listen to live yodeling! Click here for more information on Oktoberfest.

Corn mazes: Exercise your brain and your body when you visit one of Georgia’s many corn mazes. Each maze has its own unique design, including a “Duck Dynasty”-themed corn maze at Corn Dawgs in Loganville. Visit the Corn Mazes in Georgia Pinterest board to find a corn maze on your travels.

American Football Season: American Football is a big deal in the South. When autumn begins, football fans don their jerseys, pack their cars with tailgate supplies and road trip to cheer on their favorite teams. Follow the Fall Means Football Pinterest board for ideas on where to stay on gameday, special events, tailgate recipes and more.

Georgia State Parks: Head to Georgia’s State Parks in Autumn for outdoor adventure! Whether you’re interested in kayaking, caving, geocaching or camping, Georgia’s State Parks have got you covered.

Cooler temperatures: Autumn provides a much-needed respite after Georgia’s sweltering hot summer. It’s not too hot, not too cold and just right for sitting on the porch.


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