View of Stone Mountain from the base
Took a nice hike on the Cedar Rock Trail in early October. No fall colors at that time, but it was a lovely warm day and folks of all ages were enjoying hiking in the park. Just checked the Stone Mountain State Park website and it said that this weekend is the peak of fall color. If you have time, head up there this week. I’m sure your boss will understand when you explain that a hike in a park will enhance your productivity the following day. Just don’t tell them you read that on the internet.
I bet the crowds will have thinned out, but hopefully the leaves will still be putting on a show. Of course, you can always call the park office before you head up there to find out what’s going on colorwise. (336) 957-8185.
– Ida Phillips
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