Spectacular fall color about a month awaySlightly cooler temperatures have many Coweta residents anticipating the arrival of fall on Saturday. With the changing of the season comes Mother Nature’s colorful showcase of beautiful leaves.
If you look around you may already see a tad of color on some of our trees, but the spectacular show is still about a month away. We checked in with the Georgia State Parks, and they will launch their Leaf Watch 2012 website on Oct. 1. You can visit that site -- www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/LeafWatch -- and keep track of when the peak of the leaf color can be seen at each of the state’s 50 parks.
Typically, North Georgia peaks in late October. However, some color can be seen from September through mid-November.
The state park service lists some of its top parks for leaf watching, including its newest state park -- Chattahoochee Bend -- right here on the western border of Coweta County.
The park service says Chattahoochee Bend features thick hardwoods reflecting off the winding river. Fall will be a great time to visit this new asset to our community.
Other top leaf-watching parks in our state are Amicalola Falls, Black Rock Mountain, Cloudland Canyon, Tallulah Gorge, Unicoi and Vogel. Also beautiful maple and oaks can be found on the nearby Pine Mountain Trail at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park.
Fall is a beautiful time of year to get outdoors, and the splendor of the leaves is not far away.