Top 8 Things to do in Georgia State Parks in Fall and Winter

Written By: Visitors Bureau

Unicoi State Park

The park’s archery range consists of various 3-D targets of varying shapes and sizes and a tower on which visitors can aim their bow and arrow from a unique vantage point. In addition to these life-like targets, Unicoi State Park offers an air rifle range, hosting ten lanes and a covered range patio.

Unicoi State Park’s Mountain Bike Trail is the ultimate adventure and perfect for the cooler weather in the fall. Designed for the Olympics, this moderate to strenuous trail ride wanders through fields, forests and woodland paths.

Due to trouts’ love of cold water, winter is a great time to visit Unicoi State Park for trout fishing; the season is one of its busiest times for trout fishing. For a unique challenge, Unicoi State Park also provides fly fishing classes to learn the exciting sport. 

Cozying up around the fire with S’mores is a tried-and-true outdoor activity for cold weather, and Unicoi State Park adds an educational twist with a guide to teach the history of Unicoi.

Amicalola Falls State Park

Famous for its fall foliage, Amicalola Falls State Park is a picturesque destination for ziplining with bright red and gold leaves covering the trees. The state park features 11 ziplines, ranging in height from 60 feet to 250 feet off the ground, that make up a two-hour canopy tour of North Georgia.

Each weekend, guests and visitors can meet Amicalola Falls State Park’s Ambassador Animals and learn how birds of prey fly silently or why a snake sheds its skin. This in-person encounter with Georgia’s birds and reptiles is led by trained professionals for an educational, yet entertaining, experience.

Georgia Veterans State Park

There are numerous options for hunting in the fall at Georgia Veterans State Park, including quail hunting (October-March), deer hunting (September-January) and skeet shooting (year-round). With guided hunting and solo hunting options available, this charming South Georgia state park is perfect for hunters.

One of Georgia Veterans State Park’s most unique attractions is the Military Museum, established as a memorial to U.S. veterans under the theme, “Serve the Living: Honor our Heroic Dead.” This indoor and outdoor museum pays tribute to veterans from the Revolutionary War through the present day and includes outdoor static displays of military equipment, including a B-29A Superfortress, jets, a helicopter, tanks, landing crafts and artillery.

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