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Vacation Recap – Amicalola Falls, Georgia

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We wanted to make a fall getaway this weekend, so we headed to a place that I had heard of before, but never been, called Amicalola Falls State Park. It’s in Georgia, about an hour and a half from Atlanta, and is home to an amazingly stunning 729 foot waterfall and the start of the Appalachian Trail. Upon arrival, we immediately made the short trek down to the top of the falls and were very confused when all we could see was this…

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Granted, that’s a beautiful view of the mountains, buuuuut it’s not exactly a rushing waterfall if you ask me. So we began a two mile hike around the park and down to what we were told was the lower observation of the falls…

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

A little bit different view looking up, huh? But it took a little while to get there. We spent the rest of that day and all of the next just hiking around the state park and on part of the Appalachian Trail.

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

 

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

At the end of every night, we were treated to gorgeous sunsets that took our breath away as we sat outside and watched the sun disappear and the mountains get dark.

Amicalola Falls Trip - Charleston Crafted

It was an amazing couple of days of hiking and some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. Saturday, we woke up and started our “agritourism” day. Tomorrow on the blog, we’ll share all about our apple picking, winery tour, corn maze and pumpkin patch visits!

Click here to see a similar trip to Helen, Georgia!

Tell us about your beautiful hidden trip spots in the comments below!

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Runt

Thursday 10th of October 2013

That looks amazing! For our honeymoon a couple of years ago we went to the mountains in NC and we LOVED it. We got married in October and that time in the mountains with the leaves turning and everything is SO pretty! We keep saying we are going to go back, but life has been so busy and now we have a little one on the way! (Looking at the stairs from a "pregnant lady" point of view looks pretty killer!)

CharlestonCrafted

Thursday 10th of October 2013

That sounds so nice! Yeah I basically died in the stairs as it was, but there were lots of people with elementary ages kids!