Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest has a new fall color report for October 24, 2014
Even though the stormy weather yesterday blew a lot of the early season color of the trees, it’s still early enough for more color to develop. It should be no surprise that at the higher elevations, where most of the color was developing, the weather was the worst. Lower elevations, especially in places sheltered from the winds, will likely provide good fall color in the coming days. Stay tuned for photos later in the week.
The forecast looks good for this weekend and into next week with sunny to partly cloudy days and cool temperatures. Just right for leaf peeping.
Continue to monitor the weather so you’ll know when to make that drive into the mountains. Remember to check the Brasstown Bald webcams so see just what the conditions are in this part of the forest. Lately it’s become obvious the color is moving into the mid and lower elevations. Depending on the weather, we could still have a week or two of nice fall color. Come and get it while you can!The main observation deck gives you the full 360 degree view from Georgia’s highest mountain.
Here are some suggestions for driving tours through the mountains this fall.
- Russell-Brasstown National Scenic Byway
- U.S. Highway 76 between Blairsville and Clayton
- State Highway 197 between Clarksville and U.S. Highway 76. Very pastoral and scenic.
Other good drives will be along Georgia Highway 52 anywhere between Chatsworth and Dahlonega.