Georgia state park lands on list of best fall foliage spots

Here is a look at some top picks for fall color Roadside overlooks at Black Rock Mountain offer sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains Cloudland Canyon State Park offers easy-to-reach rim overlooks and challenging hiking trails Find hardwood forests and rolling mountains at F.D. Roosevelt State Park There is no better way to see the leaves changing than the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway The town of Blowing Rock offers gorgeous, sweeping vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains Red Top Mountain State Park offer

Travel + Leisure magazine rounded up the best places around the country to see the leaves change from the vibrant greens of summer to the warm reds of autumn. It’s no surprise that the fall foliage of New York, Maine and Vermont made the list, but did you know a special park in Georgia made it too?

Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville is a nature lover’s paradise. It’s home to Georgia’s tallest waterfall, which can be seen from many angles along the park’s trails, and its 829 acres of pristine wilderness provides an amazing view of Georgia’s woodlands. The park’s maple and oak trees are perfect for a fall show.

Whether an afternoon drive or weekend escape, make sure to plan your fall foliage trip for October or November, peak season for colors in the North Georgia hills.

Amicalola Falls State Park offers more than just beauty. There are also hiking trails, visits to the famous waterfall, Screaming Eagle Adventures zipline tours, overnight accommodations and plenty of other fun.

Fun fact: One of the park’s most popular trails is the eight-mile Appalachian Trail Approach Trail, which leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the 2,193-mile trail.

Visit Amicalola Falls State Park: 418 Amicalola Falls Road, Dawsonville, 706-344-1500,