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Best Affordable Fall Foliage Towns

Clayton, GA (Chattahoochee National Forest)

Brandon Reed

Clayton, GA

Two hours northeast of Atlanta lies Clayton, an old mountain town with a well-preserved main street and an assortment of antiques shops, galleries, and restaurants. It’s a fine base to explore the colorful hardwood trees in adjacent Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in the lush southern Appalachians. You can visit here as late as the last week in October and still find the foliage at peak color.

Fall Color Hotel: The Beechwood Inn in Clayton is in the heart of the scenic Georgia Wine Country and offers special wine dinners. The Inn has seven rooms and one cottage. Doubles from $159.

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