Northwest Georgia’s best place for fall foliage

It’s officially fall, ya’ll, and many are heading out to the Georgia state parks to do some leaf-watching.  The fall colors are spectacular and one of the best places to see them in northwest Georgia is Cloudland Canyon State Park.

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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the best time for fall foliage is late October-early November north of Atlanta. If you’re heading to the Rome or Cartersville areas, check out Cloudland Canyon (on the back side of Lookout Mountain, also a fun trip). 

Cloudland Canyon has 60 miles of hikes with waterfalls, biking trails, horseback riding, and fishing..  There’s even a disc golf area and geocaching. The hike is considered moderate, but it’s doable for most people. 

For the more adventurous, get a permit and head into the Cloudland Caves.  Please note that this is for experienced wild cavers only!  The caves are open April, June July through September and October.  

While in the area, check out River Remedy Brewing Company or The Foundry Growler Bar:

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The Foundry has plenty of options from appetizer-type dishes in their dining room to wine tasting to packaged craft beers and a Spanish cedar humidor.

If you want to find out the best time to see fall foliage anywhere in Georgia, check out the Leaf Watch guide.

As always, happy fall and have a beautiful day!