Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Milledgeville, Georgia peak foliage season?
Milledgeville’s foliage season is usually from late October through late November with peak season occurring around the second week in November.
What are the local and regional roads or highways that are favorite scenic routes for Fall tourists?
Highway 441 is the major highway that runs through Milledgeville. This highway takes tourists on a route from Athens to Milledgeville with several historic towns across the way. For the most part, this highway is through the country and shows off the towns natural beauty from one stop to another.
What Georgia foliage festivals or public events are taking place during Fall foliage season?
The Deep Roots Festival takes place in the streets of Downtown Milledgeville and lasts throughout the day with concerts continuing into the night. The streets will be filled with Arts & Crafts vendors, Music, Food, and a KidZone. There will also be a BBQ Cook-Off, an antique car show and a variety of bands playing throughout the day. It’s a big event, often attended by 15,000+ people from all over the United States. We would love to see you at the Deep Roots Festival!
Are there historic or cultural sites that are popular destinations for Fall foliage travelers? What are they?
Milledgeville’s historic sites draw in visitors throughout the world. With our elegant antebellum homes and significant role in Georgia’s history, Milledgeville has something to please a variety of tastes.
What are some other popular tourist attractions for autumn travelers to Milledgeville. What are some of the less well known, but much loved local attractions?
Milledgeville’s Haunted Trolley Tour. Sponsored by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the tour will be haunting the residents of Milledgeville! The ghosts of times past will once again come to life as visitors come aboard the trolley. This is an event that people look forward to every Halloween season and this years tour has actually sold out.
Are there favorite destinations for history, literature, architecture buffs, or antique collectors? What are they?
Andalusia was the farm home of writer Flannery O’Connor from 1951 up until her death in 1964. During her stay at Andalusia, O’Connor completed several novels including Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away along with two collections of short stories entitled, A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Everything That Rises Must Converge. Georgia College & State University also has a museum that contains a lot of items from O’Connor’s home including her old typewriter.
Milledgeville is also very well known for its beautiful antebellum homes and buildings. These homes are even more intriguing after learning the stories of their past.
What are some helpful resources for discovering local inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique hotels, and other local lodging and dining?
The Antebellum Inn is an elegant bed & breakfast located just two blocks from downtown Milledgeville. This B&B offers their guests a relaxing getaway while at the same time, providing tons of attractions to visit around town. It is also within walking distance to the downtown restaurants and shops.
We thank the Milledgeville Visitors and Convention Bureau for answering this interview on Georgia foliage.