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How to see North Georgia's best fall leaves

A view of Fort Mountain State Park in the autumn as green leaves change to red, amber, orange, and brown
Fort Mountain State Park. Photo courtesy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Fall is the best time to venture to the North Georgia mountains, when the air turns crisp, and the leaves turn rust, amber and ocher.

  • Seems early, right? But if you want to escape the city and take in some of Georgia's natural beauty, start researching jaunts now.

Why it matters: Leaf colors in North Georgia hit their peak in mid- to late October, says Kim Hatcher, the public affairs coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' state parks division. The higher the elevation, the sooner the leaves change colors.

Thomas Wheatley
Oct 7, 2021 - News

A look inside the newly renovated Fulton County Central Library

The Fulton Country Central Library after a $50 million renovation that included adding exterior windows to the Brutalist building.
Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

After three years, $50 million and a healthy amount of debate about architectural history, the Fulton County Central Library opened its doors to the public this week.

Why it matters: The 272,000 square-foot concrete block was designed by Brutalist architect Marcel Breuer. Love it or hate it, it's one of Atlanta’s most prominent structures, and the centerpiece of the library system (and its recent $275 million system-wide renovation frenzy).


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