Autumn Colors, Events and Outdoor Activities Cover the Mountains of North Georgia

The mountains of North Georgia are beautiful year round, but Fall foliage season has got to be the most spectacular, when the high color of the leaves and the crisp temperatures combine to bring out the best the area has to offer.  Along with a spectacle of autumn colors comes an abundance of outdoor activities and festivals.  It’s the perfect time for hiking, horseback riding, zip lining, biking, canoeing, or carriage rides through a picturesque valley. Or, if you prefer the arts, there’s always local art within reach.

If you want to explore the thriving wineries of the region, the wet weather this season has pushed the harvest back, so many of the beautiful vineyards that dot the North Georgia landscape will just be pressing their grapes and getting their products ready to pour next season.  You can also visit a heritage farm for a fall harvest of apples and pumpkins, and enjoy the freshest U-Pick choices around. Or, plan a day driving through the countryside and take in the beautiful reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves, stopping here and there to visit a unique shop. Then, look forward to returning to Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa where an afternoon in a rocking chair overlooking the mountains is the perfect way to relax and languish in the beauty of our very special Fall season.  Plan to be our guest for a week or a weekend and make memories that you’ll always have. There’s plenty to do close by and day trips are plentiful.

The Sautee Nacoochee Center offers a Fall series of art, music and performance art to make your visit to the area special. Kick off the season with Atlanta jazz favorite Francine Reed, a regular on Lyle Lovett’s tours and the David Letterman show, as she takes the SNC stage on September 14, 2013 at 7:30PM.    Kick up your heels with a Contra Dance on Saturday September 21, 2013 at the Sautee Nacoochee Center.  Enjoy a potluck with the locals beginning at 6:30PM then dance the evening away at this old fashioned Contra Dance.  The Sautee Jamboree Music Festival helps to end September on a high note on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, 2013 with local and national music artists performing in the beautiful setting of Sautee. Wine, beer and food will be available when the music starts Friday evening and all day Saturday.

If you are a bluegrass fan, the annual Fiddler’s Convention, October 18 and 19, 2013, Georgia’s oldest and only convention of fiddlers will be held at nearby Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee.  Don’t miss the Sautee Hallowine Fest, Saturday, October 26, 2013 as part of the Swinging in the Vines music series at Sautee Nacoochee Vineyards. This fest combines great music, wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres on the deck with a chance to win great prizes. A great way to spend a Friday evening in the Village of Sautee is with Pickin’ on the Porch, a favorite with local and visiting musicians that perform impromptu numbers, at InsideOut Sautee September 6, 2013 and October 4, 2013.  Food is available and be sure to stop in for a tasting next door at Yonah Mountain Vineyards wine tasting room.

One of the oldest traditions in the Sautee area is the yearly Oktoberfest in nearby Alpine Helen. You can enjoy this early logging town’s 43rd Annual Oktoberfest from mid-September to late October with the best in German food, beer and music daily.

You know you want to celebrate Fall surrounded by the beauty and color of the North Georgia Mountains. Let Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa help you plan that special getaway. Enjoy the amenities that pamper, a full gourmet breakfast each morning and spa specials that ensure your stay will be unforgettable.  See you this Fall at Lucille’s!