Admire a blanket of autumn color in northwest Georgia

Northwest Georgia fall leaves

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Winding through the mountains on the edge of the Chattahoochee National Forest, State Route 52 drips with deciduous jewels in fall: golden-yellow oaks and ginkgoes, deep-purple sweetgums, blazing-red maples. Start at Amicalola Falls State Park (home to the Southeast’s tallest cascading waterfall), and drive 38 miles through the orchard-dotted “apple alley” until you reach Fort Mountain State Park. Check the state’s “Leaf Watch” for the best weekends to hit the road.

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