Shutterbugs are urged to share and tag their images on Instagram to be featured on Leaf Watch

(Left) Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, Ga. (proper) Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston, Ga. Picture credit score: Georgia State Parks & Historic Websites

GEORGIA, Sept. 15, 2022 – The annual arrival of pumpkin-spice flavors and cooler temperatures have many individuals longing for fall getaways. To assist leaf peepers plan their autumn escapes, Georgia State Parks has launched “Leaf Watch 2022” to trace fall colour because it strikes throughout the Peach State. Discovered at GaStateParks.org/LeafWatch, the journey planner is full of prime trails and overlooks, mountain cabins and campsites, fall occasions and secure mountaineering suggestions.

Park rangers are sometimes requested when leaf colour will peak. Solely Mom Nature is aware of for positive, however Georgia’s most vibrant hues often come towards the tip of October or early November. Shutterbugs are inspired to share their favourite photographs on Instagram, tagging #GaLeafWatch and @GaStateParks for an opportunity to have their images featured on Leaf Watch.

With kid-friendly nature trails, difficult mountain hikes, cozy campsites and heat cabins, Georgia’s State Parks make for the proper fall-themed escape. After a day on the paths, park guests can chill by a fireplace and luxuriate in gooey s’mores. Since state parks will be particularly busy throughout fall weekends, rangers encourage visitors to go to on weekdays or discover lesser-known locations like Victoria Bryant or Don Carter state parks.

The important thing for vibrant fall colour is heat sunny days coupled with very cool – however not freezing – nights.  Most years, Georgia’s mountains peak towards the tip of October. Coloration continues to blanket decrease elevations into early November. Even some areas in southern Georgia sport stunning colours into late November, akin to George L. Smith and Windfall Canyon state parks.

From cabins to campsites and “glamping” yurts, Georgia’s State Parks provide a wide range of lodging the place leaf peepers can keep within the coronary heart of autumn surroundings. Officers advise guests to make reservations as quickly as potential, even for the autumn of 2023, since it’s common for cabins to be booked greater than a yr prematurely. Reservations will be made by calling 1-800-864-7275 or at GaStateParks.org.