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5 places in North Georgia to take stunning fall photos
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For Mountain State Park between Chatsworth and Ellijay

The skies are bright blue. There’s that crisp feel to the air.

Yes, it’s about time to voyage into the mountains for scenic fall color.

Forests at higher elevations are showing yellow colors in mid-October, while forests a bit lower are still predominately green, according to the Georgia State Parks’ Leaf Watch 2015.

Here are 5 places Times photographer Scott Rogers recommends for stunning fall photos.

1. U.S. 129 North through the Chattahoochee National Forest

This is a prime spot to view fall color in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. You can stop and see Vogel State Park, one of Georgia's oldest state parks, and Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest peak.

2. Tallulah Gorge State Park

Looking deep into the gorge at the Tallulah River offers stunning views of fall color less than an hour north of Gainesville.

3. Black Rock Mountain State Park

If it is a clear day, you can see stunning views across the southern Appalachian Mountains and four states:Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Leaves are beginning to change now at this elevation, making the next several weeks perfect for viewing fall color.

4. U.S. Forest Service roads

To see fall color more off the beaten path, check out the many U.S. Forest Service roads that offer lesser known views. Better use your four-wheel-drive on these roads.

5. Fort Mountain State Park

Located in Northwest Georgia between Chatsworth and Ellijay, Fort Mountain offers mountain overlooks for fall color viewing as well as a scenic park filled with hardwoods. Ga. 52 over the mountain offers many pull-offs for viewing the surrounding area.

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