You don't need to take a day trip with the family and leave the city to enjoy gorgeous fall leaves, even if North Georgia may offer some of the most picturesque locations for leaf-peeping in the fall. A lot of your favorite Atlanta locations feature fall-themed activities for your family to do, making them wonderful places to enjoy the autumnal atmosphere and view the changing leaves. To find out where to take your kids for the best leaf-peeping in and around Atlanta, read on.
1750 Mt Vernon Rd
Lithia Springs, GA
Sweetwater Creek State Park offers 15 miles of hiking paths through woodlands and farmland within a short drive from downtown Atlanta. There will be a ton of vibrant foliage, for sure! The park also provides a variety of hiking options, as well as unique activities like Native American Heritage Hikes and hikes with a wilderness theme, to help visitors better appreciate the foliage.
95 Mill View Ave
Historic Mill Park in Roswell, Georgia, on the banks of Vickery Creek, provides access to picturesque paths where you can see the remnants of an old mill from the 1850s, a vintage machine shop, and a stunning view of the Historic Vickery Creek Dam. The Chattahoochee River path system and Old Mill Park are connected by a covered bridge, which provides numerous opportunities for fall-themed family photos.
200 Morgan Falls Rd
Sandy Springs, GA
This 28-acre park is surrounded by lovely forested hills and is situated next to the Morgan Falls Reservoir. Swing on the porch or wander along the small hiking trail as you cuddle up and take in the fall foliage (perfect for little ones). Visit the park's boat dock and covered playground while you're there, and don't forget to pack a picnic lunch to eat under one of the pavilions.
1342 Worchester Dr NE
Piedmont Park is the place to go if you want to be close to home while yet taking in the stunning hues of the season. There are many places to stop and take in the gorgeous foliage on the 200 acres of area that include pathways, playgrounds, and dog parks.
1000 Robert E Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA
There are many places to go leaf-peeping at Stone Mountain in addition to a ton of fall-themed activities and events (including the Pumpkin Festival from September 21 to November 3!). You're guaranteed to see some of the best fall vistas in Atlanta whether you want to take in the changing foliage on a hike or historical tour, when you're at a festival centered around fall, or while riding the Summit Skyride.
9135 Willeo Rd
One of our favorite nature facilities in the Atlanta region, Chattahoochee Nature Center, has plenty of areas for you to take in the breathtaking fall colors in addition to fall-themed activities for the whole family (we're really looking forward to the Halloween Hikes on October 25 and 26). Organize a Fall Colors Canoe Trip in November for your family for an extra-special glimpse of the changing leaves.
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Dr
Dunwoody Nature Center has two miles of hiking trails that go through marshes and forests, among other different environments, providing a wide variety of stunning fall views. Children will appreciate experiencing nature up close and taking use of all the center has to offer, including the enormous teepees, hammocks, tree huts, and waterways. In the midst of the dense vegetation, there is even a playground where children may climb, crawl, and swing while you enjoy the autumnal hues. The center also features a schedule stuffed with events like Free Friday Night Hikes where your kids can enjoy the sounds of the night (along with hot cocoa!) and Environmental Play where they can learn about various seasonal nature subjects.