Fall in the North Georgia Mountains means mild temperatures, clear skies and changing restaurant menus. Though the city has much to offer, the fall season seems particularly lacking in entertainment. Gone are the summer street festivals that dotted greater Atlanta just a few short weeks ago. Outdoor movies in the park disappear as fall creeps in, much like the summertime farmers markets.

Perhaps, as the biggest city in the South, Atlanta doesn’t feel a need to participate in the often kitschy fall events usually full of scarecrows and pumpkins. Or perhaps the city simply knows it strengths. The quaint mountain towns of North Georgia are only 90 minutes from Atlanta and offer more than enough fall activities and festivals to help any family fill their weekends.

North Georgia, known for the Blue Ridge Mountains, offers far more than the outdoor activities the area is often known for. While the hiking, biking, boating and water activities are nothing to scoff at, Blue Ridge also offers a variety of festivals and special weekend events.

The events are spread out over September and October, which is a perfect time to visit the area. Fall leaves paint the town and mountains in hues of auburn, red and gold, and the crunch of them underfoot just screams fall. Cabin rentals in North Georgia are easy to come by, and much more centrally located and homey than a small hotel. Choosing one of the Blue Ridge mountain top vacation rentals takes a lot of guesswork out of planning the weekend, as the cabin management or owners will be able to answer any questions about the events and help with planning.

Kicking off the fall season is a Labor Day Barbecue, right in the heart of Blue Ridge. From morning to evening, everyone is invited to feast on barbecue ribs, smoked chicken and all the traditional sides for under $10, turning this event into an incredible value! Bluegrass, southern gospel and mountain music acts will provide entertainment and keep the party going. Blue Ridge Mountain cabins make it easy to enjoy the festivities without facing a night time drive back to the city.

Toward the end of September, the Blue Ridge park hosts the 9th Annual Wildlife & Nature Art Festival and Outdoor expo, a two-day affair. Well-known and local artists mingle as they showcase their nature-themed art. Painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture and wood, glass or metal material arts make for an exciting weekend of different styles. Festival goers can purchase and take home a little souvenir that might make their Atlanta home feel just a bit like a Blue Ridge Mountain cabin! Herding dog demonstrations, conservation groups and a blue grass/country band will add to the wildlife weekend and keep the fun coming.

Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the Family Fishing Festival held in September by the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery at Rock Creek. During the day-long event, the Hatchery will offer educational exhibits, casting and fly-tying demo classes, and environmental conservation information. There’s no charge for children to fish, just bring poles and bait- and maybe dinner at your North Georgia cabin rental will be locally caught trout!

When looking for traditional fall events in Georgia remember Blue Ridge Mountain cabin rentals in North Georgia make it easy to experience family fun.

Book your Family Mountain Vacation Home today…..

3 Responses to “Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains”

  1. Chad Lariscy says:

    Great information packed into this article on Things To Do in Blue Ridge, Ga. The Toccoa River is one of the biggest attractions for Tourist coming to the North Georgia Mountains. Whether Fly Fishing, Rafting, or riding along side aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

    Finding the just “The Right” cabin along the River to rent can sometimes be a challange, especially during Holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Book Early!

    This cabin is the perfect place to spend your Summer Vacation or Fall retreat in the Mountains!

  2. Chad,

    Thanks for your kind comments. And you are right, the sooner the better if you need summer and fall dates.
    We’re getting booked up fast.

    By the way, check out our new videos and images – http://www.vacation-home-renta.....tions.html

    Linda & Dan

  3. Mike says:

    Hi, nice posts there :-) thanks for the intriguing information

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