September is officially here, which means it's now socially acceptable for all those cozy decorations you've been hoarding to make their debut on your shelves and coffee tables. It also means cooler weather is right around the corner, which makes for the perfect excuse to round up a list of Georgia fall road trip ideas. And this list offers a few spots in The Peach State you should visit this sweater weather season that'll really blow your mind with fall foliage beauty.

From state parks to camping adventures and flowing waters, these six spots are some of the best places in the entire state to experience that picture-perfect autumn day.

Most spots are located in the northern part of Georgia right in or near the Blue Ridge Mountains, so you and your eyes are surely in for a treat.

These destinations are not only beautiful, but they make for an affordable adventure, too. With most of these spots ranging from free to just a few bucks for parking, you won't be breaking the bank on these escapes.

So grab your boo, your BFF, or escape the city alone to these six Georgia road trip destinations for spectacular autumn views.

Blue Ridge Parkway 

Price: Free

Address: Planning your trip

Why You Need To Go: This parkway is 469 miles from Virginia to Georgia. You'll drive through mountain ranges to see beautiful trees, scenic views, and fall foliage galore.

Vogel State Park

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 405 Vogel State Park Rd., Blairsville, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This is one of Georgia's oldest state parks. Located right in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll see sweeping views of red and gold trees and plants as you explore.


Black Rock Mountain State Park

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 3085 Black Rock Mountain Pkwy., Mountain City, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is the state's highest state park, overlooking vistas for 80-miles. It's a great place to hike, exploring wildflowers, small waterfalls, and the lush mountainside as the leaves begin to change colors.


James H. Floyd State Park

Price: $5 to park, $15 to camp

Address: 2800 Sloppy Floyd Lake Rd., Summerville, GA

Why You Need To Go: This park is the perfect place to set up camp for a weekend to take in the nice crisp fall breeze. There's even a secret above-ground cave with a waterfall you can hike to for a day adventure.


Price: $5 for parking

Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Dr., Tallulah Falls, GA

Why You Need To Go: Cross a swinging bridge with sweeping mountain-side scenery, hike beautiful waterfall trails, and have incredible autumn views for miles at the summit of some of the trails at this picturesque Georgia state park.


Historic Banning Mills 

Price: $100+, varies depending on which package you choose

Address: 205 Horseshoe Dam Rd., Whitesburg, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This is one of the longest zip line parks in the world, and you'll zoom through fall colored trees for an exciting, exhilarating, and scenic adventure.


Create a banging Spotify road trip playlist, fill up your car, and keep your eyes peeled on these ultimate fall adventures!


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.



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