7 Places In Atlanta That Are Perfect For Enjoying The Fall Foliage

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7 Places In Atlanta That Are Perfect For Enjoying The Fall Foliage

Canopies of fallen leaves and peaceful walks in the fall

If you think fall is the greatest season of all, then make the most of this gorgeous transitional period. Soak up the stunning colors of the season, falling leaves, and perfect Instagram opportunities. Here’s some of our favorite places to take a stroll in the fall for leaf peeping and spectacular colors.

Places to enjoy the fall leaves in Atlanta:

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 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. There’s 200-acres of space, smack bang in the middle of Atlanta. Perfect for dog walking, hiking, or a picnic surrounded by the ever-changing colors of Piedmont Park, make sure you head there this fall.

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3. Panola Mountain State Park

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

Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum is an awesome natural history museum in the city. However, you are able to explore the 75 acres of woods and forest, which include outdoor exhibits, breathtaking walking trails, native wildlife, nature playgrounds, and more!


5. Dunwoody Nature Center

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 so much for kids to do at the Nature Center, making it a beloved family favorite.

6. Agnes Scott College

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 awesome campuses. Speaking of Decatur, Agnes Scott College have breathtaking grounds that we recommend checking out this fall.

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.

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