Travel Tips for Leaf Peep­ers

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For many peo­ple, the per­fect au­tumn week­end in­cludes cozy camp­fires and gooey s’mores sur­rounded by fiery­hued forests. To help leaf peep­ers plan their fall es­capes, Georgia’s state parks will soon launch “Leaf Watch 2017” to track fall color as it moves across the Peach State.

Found at www. Ge­or­giaS­tateParks. org/LeafWatch, the travel plan­ner is filled with top trails and over­looks, moun­tain cab­ins and camp­sites, fall events and hik­ing safety tips. Shut­ter­bugs are en­cour­aged to share their fa­vorite shots on the Georgia State Parks’ Face­book page and In­sta­gram, tag­ging #GaLeafWatch and #GaS­tateParks. Rangers will also post up­dates on how fall color is pro­gress­ing in their parks.

Typ­i­cally, Georgia’s moun­tain parks peak in late Some of the most popular parks for leaf watch­ing in­clude Black Rock Moun­tain, Cloud­land Canyon, Fort Moun­tain, Tal­lu­lah Gorge and Vo­gel. Since moun­tain parks are heav­ily vis­ited on Oc­to­ber week­ends, trav­el­ers may want to ex­plore lesser­known parks which can be vi­brant as well. Hard­woods and mossy rock gar­dens can be found at F.D. Roo­sevelt State Park in near Colum­bus. Deep or­ange cy­press nee­dles reflect off a shim­mer­ing pond at George L. Smith State Park in south­east Georgia.

Georgia State Parks of­fer a va­ri­ety of ac­com­mo­da­tions

Three girls hik­ing at Red Top Moun­tain State Park

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