Amicalola Falls a Good Fall Possibility

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Autumn is upon Georgia: temperatures start to drop; leaves turn hues of crimson and gold. Fall in Georgia brings to mind pumpkin patches, blustery days, Mother Nature's bright colors and rides in the mountains to enjoy it all.

The Lodge at Amicalola Falls State Park welcomes guests to enjoy this special time of year by lingering in the mountains for a fabulous fall getaway. Georgia's most-visited state park, the Lodge at Amicalola Falls offers more than 2,000-acres of breathtaking mountain scenery, endless trails with fabulous vistas and exceptional resort amenities, making it an unbeatable destination for families and couples alike.

Guests have long raved about the Lodge's Maple Restaurant and its scrumptious cuisine. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Maple Restaurant serves up delectable delights with a Southern flair. By calling ahead for reservations, guests may be certain that a cold glass of iced tea and an array of tasty delicacies await them after a long day of meandering through nature's splendor. In fact, the restaurant itself features spectacular mountain views from its glass-walled dining room. Dining at the Lodge at Amicalola makes a day in the mountains complete.

Visitors wishing to linger longer than a day will enjoy several lodging choices. For the adventurous, the Lodge at Amicalola offers camping for tents or trailers (trailers limited to 17- feet due to steep incline). A comfort station offers hot showers, flush toilets and laundry facilities. For hardy outdoor enthusiasts, the Len Foote "Hike-Inn" is a rustic getaway from civilization. Further, the Lodge at Amicalola features 14 cottages, with one to three bedrooms, set on the mountains for a panoramic view or in the woods along a creek. Each cottage comes fully-equipped with kitchen, utensils and linens. For the complete resort experience, the Lodge at Amicalola features its main building: a four story, 57-room lodge with mountain-views from all guest rooms. Full amenities are available in the Lodge. Guests should reserve early - rooms fill up quickly during Autumn.

Aside from fabulous resort amenities, visitors will find a wealth of nature experiences. The Lodge at Amicalola Falls State Park is situated at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, high in the Blue Ridge Mountains about one hour north of Atlanta. The falls, highest east of the Rockies, are the park's primary feature, with a paved trail including portions designed specifically for the physically-challenged as part of the ultimate nature experience. Many guests enjoy spending a day hiking on the Appalachian Trail, while the rustic "Hike Inn," some five miles from the main lodge, offers more intrepid visitors overnight lodging and meals. A stay at the Lodge at Amicalola Falls always pleases even the most demanding traveler.

With the Lodge at Amicalola providing superior experiences at such a value, guests can stay for a week or more and enjoy all the amenities and outdoor experiences offered by this wonderful resort.

North Georgia's State Lodge Parks welcome visitors to make the short trip to the mountains and revel in Georgias fabulous Fall. To reserve a spot in the great outdoors, call (800) 864-7275 or visit www.gastateparks.org.


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