Everyone is planning a fall get-a-way to the mountains to see the hardwoods turn yellow, orange, red and crimson, but what are mountain folk planning? Most plan to check out the Blue Ridge Mountain Highlander calendar.
In the coming month and before this month ends, there will be an opportunity to pick apples at the orchards, stomp grapes at the vineyards, take a wildflower tour and a search for wild mushrooms. Opportunities for listening to great mountain music, shopping at Union County's famous farmer's market, attending the Sorghum Festival in Blairsville and yes, even taking a country drive to see the leaves changing, beats sitting at home, bored, achy due to inactivity and sleeping too much.
While you can't take a Tennessee Bird Walk in North Georgia, you can take a North Georgia Guided Bird Walk at Chimney Rock State Park. Still, there is more. Take a Child Outside Programs & Hikes will be daily, Sept. 24-30. No one should miss the Indian Summer Festival in Suches or the beauty of the river that runs through Meeks Park in Blairsville.
Food for the soul, magic for the heart, and a good glass of wine are very good for maintaining or improving overall health. New studies show that red wines and blueberries help protect the immune system when consumed with a vitamin D supplement. Georgia produces some very fine red wines. Chose your favorite red wine at a wine-tasting this weekend.
Check out the Highlander for all the specifics on times, dates, hours of operation and admission charges, if any.