Autumn Travels Around West Cobb & North Georgia


Autumn travels. New season. New colors.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Autumn travels are amazing. Before I lived in metro Atlanta, I used to travel through the area on my way to Murphy NC. Most of these trips were in the early and late summer. But sometimes they would be in the late fall.
Having grown up in the northeast, but living in south Florida at the time, there is nothing
like driving through the mountains in the fall. The mountains are ablaze with amazing fall colors.
From the very first mile it is a road trip to remember. And now that I live here, a fall trip through the
mountains from West Cobb is mandatory!

Exploring the Fall Colors

While I am anxiously awaiting the cool days of late fall and early winter, I also look forward to driving through the mountains taking in the magnificent colors of fall. Warm autumn days and mild nights can offer spectacular red colors.

My explorations always take me north through the mountains. As I-575 ends, I begin to travel the Georgia Mountain Parkway, also known as the Zell Miller Parkway or Highway 515. The highway winds through five counties along the Appalachian Mountains. There are lookouts where you can pull over to view the breathtaking splash of color. The small towns along the way offer quaint downtowns with unique stores, cafes and more to stop and enjoy. The drive will take you through Jasper, Ellijay, Blue Ridge, Hiawassee and more.

Depending on when you go, there is always something going on in one of the communities, especially during the fall season. Through the end of October you can enjoy apple picking. Driving north, you will arrive in Blue Ridge, where you can catch a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Enjoy the ride and the scenery. When you return to Blue Ridge, stop for coffee, some fudge or just stroll through the quaint shops of downtown.

October is the annual Blairsville Sorghum Festival bringing visitors in from all over on October 12-13 and 19-20.It is in Meeks Park which is just off of Highway 515.

As you continue past Blairsville, you will enter the Chattahoochee National Forest, and The Russell Brasstown Scenic Byway Driving Tour takes you through Brasstown Bald, which is Georgia’s tallest mountain and offers you 360° views of the Georgia mountains. Continue the driving tour, visitors come close to the town of Helen, a Bavarian village and all buildings must follow this theme. There are restaurants and quaint shops to explore. Prepare yourself to enjoy Oktoberfest every day through Oct 27 from 6p-midnight.

You can also drive through the Brasstown area, exploring Lake Hiawassee and surrounding towns. Stop for lunch or stay overnight at the Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa. Another option is renting a cabin on nearby Lake Chatuge.

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