, 2022-10-27 16:55:00,
The state park has more than 400,000 visitors a year as people come from all around to take in the fall foliage.
RISING FAWN, Ga. — The leaves are slowly in the process of changing colors but in the northern part of the state, they are putting on a show.
It’s a cornucopia of color during the fall, but you’ll find amazing things to see year-round.
Kim Hatcher is with the Georgia State Park system and says Cloudland can get a little crazy every October.
“Cloudland Canyon gets over 400,000 visitors a year,” Hatcher said. “I joke and say 300,000 come in October.”
That’s not true, of course, but people come for the beautiful fall colors.
And who can blame them?
When you drive into Cloudland Canyon, the colors will take your breath away.
The yellow and red foliage is stunning but leaves like the seasons are fleeting; no worries.
This 3,500-acre space has something for everyone.
Woody Hughes works and is in awe of the space.
“Just the natural landscape the canyons formed millions of years ago, he said.
He says the clouds dip onto the mountain in the morning, and the canyon speaks for itself.
You can get down to the floor, but it’s a workout.
It’s considered a strenuous hike because there are 600 steps going down, and then don’t forget you’ve got to climb those 600 steps coming back up.
“I do tell people to take your time while hiking down and notice the little things because you’re hiking on the edge where you can see the layers of shale and sandstone that make up the canyon,” Hatcher said.
After a 1,000-foot elevation drop, the reward is taking in two waterfalls, Cherokee and Hemlock.
They slow down in September and October, which is the dry season; however, you can still hear that relaxing gurgle as you sit by the pond or one of the giant…
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