Celebrating October at Georgia's State Parks

A pile of pumpkins in front of a wall of dried Indian corn

It’s finally starting to get colder, the leaves are starting to turn, and Halloween is just around the corner. With the weather getting cooler and the trees starting to color, there is no better time to explore Georgia’s beautiful state parks! And we have some excellent ways for you to experience the wonderful weather. From leaf watching to trick-or-treating, we’ve got it all!

 

 

Kicking things off with some color, check out Georgia’s Leafwatch. Every October, Georgia’s mountains turn to a vibrant blanket of red and gold as the leaves begin to change. Peak color is usually mid to late October at the highest elevations, moving into early November at lower elevations. The best parks to visit to see beautiful colors now are:

 

 

 

 

Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park

F.D. Roosevelt State Park

Fort Mountain State Park

Moccasin Creek State Park

Smithgall Woods State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Vogel State Park

 

If you get to visit any of these beautiful parks, make sure you take pictures and share them with us on social media using the #GALeafwatch!

 

Next up, Halloween! There are some spooktacular events planned for this month. This weekend, visit Vogel State Park for a Spooky Scary Halloween Hike. Next weekend, you can head to Magnolia Springs State Park on Friday for Halloween Storytelling. On Saturday, visit Hamburg State Park for Halloween at Hamburg-a fun evening of hayrides, treats, and spooky movies, Hard Labor Creek State Park for Halloween Crafts, or  Magnolia Springs State Park for a Halloween-themed BINGO night.

 

For a full list of all of the spooky Halloween events happening this month, click here

 

If you do get to check out any of these events, be sure to share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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