It may be hard to believe, but we’re less than two months away from peak fall foliage here in North Georgia. The breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains typically start transforming into a colorful mixture of crimson, marigold, and amber in late October. There is no better time than right now to book an autumn escape to beautiful, tranquil Ellijay, Georgia. Mountain Oasis has dozens of premier North Georgia cabin rentals only 90 minutes from Atlanta and Chattanooga, and Ellijay is centrally located to the region’s best state parks, scenic byways, and, of course, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
There is simply no better way to experience North Georgia’s colorful fall foliage than a 4.5-hour train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The trip begins in the antique capital of Georgia, Blue Ridge, and chugs north to the Tennessee border through the Appalachians. The train stops for a layover in the adjacent villages of McCaysville and Copperhill, which are separated by the Toccoa River and an invisible state line. During the layover, passengers have the opportunity to grab lunch at Joe’s BBQ, shop for local crafts, and snap photos of the picturesque river gorge.
Hiking at a Local State Park
There are three scenic state parks within an hour of our North Georgia cabin rentals: Fort Mountain, Vogel, and Amicalola Falls. As we outlined in our hiking blog two months ago, Fort Mountain State Park has some of the most beautiful mountain views in North Georgia. Amicalola Falls State Park, meanwhile, is home to the largest waterfall in Georgia (729 feet!). Vogel State Park boasts 17 miles of hiking trails that twist through the Chattahoochee National Forest. You’d be hardpressed to find a path that doesn’t offer either stunning fall foliage, colorful valley overlooks, or rushing waterfalls. Expert hikers will discover awe-inspiring valley vistas on the Coosa Backcountry Trail while the Blood Mountain loop remains one of the most beloved hikes in North Georgia.
Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway
Strap the entire family in the car for an afternoon of leaf peeping on the Russell–Brasstown Scenic Byway. You’ll hardly have a second to catch your breath on this stunning loop which spans 41 miles in total and passes some of the most scenic overlooks in the Appalachian Mountains. Stop for a hike and a picnic at Brasstown Bald, High Shoals Creek, Ravens Cliff, or in the colorful, quaint village of Helen. This scenic byway is minutes away from Vogel State Park and approximately an hour from Mountain Oasis’ North Georgia cabin rentals.
North Georgia Cabin Rentals
You won’t have to leave your beautiful property to discover tranquil fall beauty if you choose Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals. Roast marshmallows at Buddy’s Bungalow, a magical creekside paradise, or rent a six-person luxury lodge complete with sprawling Blue Ridge Mountain views. Whether you’re looking for an ultra-luxurious mountain-view lodge or a secluded, peaceful cabin in the woods, dial 706-276-4343 or visit our website to find the vacation rental that’s ideal for a fall getaway to North Georgia!
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