Canopies of fallen leaves and peaceful walks in the fall
Look, it might be a bit biased, but we think Georgia has the most beautiful fall. Soak up the stunning colors of the season, falling leaves, and, of course, the perfect Instagram opportunities. Here’s some of our favorite places to take a stroll in the fall to see the beautiful changing leaves!
1. Sweetwater Creek
Sweetwater Creek is a beloved option when choosing a hiking trail in and around Atlanta. Located only 15 minutes away from the city, explore the forest and enchanting creek that always manages to look picture perfect in the fall. You might even recognize this beautiful place from The Hunger Games, or The Walking Dead.
2. Piedmont Park
There’s something special about taking in a crisp fall day in Piedmont Park. Everyone knows the iconic park downtown in the summertime, but fall is even more amazing! There’s 200-acres of space, right in the middle of Atlanta. Perfect for dog walking, hiking, or a picnic surrounded by the ever-changing colors of Piedmont Park! You’ll definitely get to see some beautiful leaves!
3. Panola Mountain State Park
A hop, skip, and a short 30 minute drive away from Atlanta, Panola Mountain State Park boasts an unbeatable selection of picturesque views. It’s one of only three natural heritage areas in the state so it’s an absolute must every fall, and beyond!
4. Fernbank Museum
Everyone knows that Fernbank Museum is an awesome natural history museum in the city, full of really cool exhibits about our past! But did you also know that when you grab tickets, you are also able to explore the 75 acres of woods and forest, which include outdoor exhibits, breathtaking walking trails, native wildlife, nature playgrounds, and more! And in October, they have Spirits set up in the woods!
5. Dunwoody Nature Center
There’s two miles of hiking trails at Dunwoody Nature Center, so of course, it’s one of the hotspots for checking out the falling leaves for Atlantans. There’s also so much for kids to do at the Nature Center, making it a beloved family favorite.
6. Agnes Scott College
College grounds in Atlanta are some of the best places to enjoy a top-notch stroll in the fall. From Georgia Tech in the center of Atlanta, to Emory University in Decatur. The ATL and its surrounding areas have so many absolutely gorgeous campuses. Speaking of Decatur, Agnes Scott College has breathtaking grounds that we recommend checking out this fall AND it’s close to a ton of cute coffee shops, so you can stroll through the fallings leaves with a pumpkin spice latte in hand!
7. Roswell Mill
The Roswell Mill is a popular hiking spot all year round. After taking in the plentiful foliage and mesmerizing fall colors, head to the enchanting town square. But make sure you don’t leave without taking in the spectacular waterfall.