If you live in the state of Georgia, you already know that there is plenty of places to go and things to do in just a short drive! If you’re not from Georgia or have never visited, you might want to consider it. I promise you, you wouldn’t be disappointed! There’s something for you, no matter what season you choose to visit in, but Fall is one of the best times to explore and see what Georgia has to offer!
I live in the southern portion of North Georgia. In a drive of 2 hours or less you can visit corn mazes, pumpkin patches and hayrides, country stores, apple orchards or just amazing views of the North GA Mountains and the beautiful changing colors of the leaves.
Blue Ridge, GA – offers beautiful views, drives up country roads around the mountain or highway if you prefer. Apple Orchards and peaches, roadside country stores and boiled peanuts! It’s worth the drive!
Jaemor Farms – Alto, GA. Right up Hwy 985, easy to find but if you blink you might miss it! Fresh pumpkins, fruits, veggies, jams, pies, ice cream, pumpkin patch and corn maze, this place has plenty to offer the family! It’s such a nice little place to go to on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, spend an hour or two looking around at all their homemade jams, sauces, pick out your pumpkins or get homemade pies.
Helen, GA. 3 Million people visit Helen every year! Which to me, is crazy! Considering I’ve grown up an hour away and have visited it so often, it’s amazing to know that so many people visit this tiny little town each year! But the reason for it, is that it’s essentially a “little Germany”, located right off of the Chattahoochee River. Helen’s main draw is Oktoberfest! Weekday activities are more family friendly, but if you’re looking to drink and party like you’re in Germany for Oktoberfest, you’ll want to go on the weekend. Personally, I love Helen for it’s shops. It’s just a strip full of shops along each side of the road and down it’s side streets. They have lots of local homemade trinkets, leathers, clothing, you name it. You can spend hours window shopping, looking for the perfect little souvenirs. As well as candy shops or restaurants, and of course the beer.
Now that it’s Fall and the air is cooling down and the leaves are changing colors, I can’t wait to take some road trips to these and other areas nearby! Nothing but the road and my camera, looking for the perfect places to share!