Fall is absolutely beautiful in the Atlanta area with the change in leaves and the cooler weather allows us to be outside more and explore without the sweltering heat. Local cities offer annual festivals which may include tractor rides, crafts, entertainment, apple or pumpkin picking and multiple ways to make fun family memories. In this article, we explore ways to be adventurous and participate in fun fall activities!
Our family’s annual fall tradition includes spending time in the North Georgia Mountains where the autumn foliage is spectacular amidst the sweeping mountain views. Fall in the North Georgia Mountains brings ample memory making opportunities such as apple picking, pumpkin picking and/or visiting a corn maze.
Scenic Apple Orchard Alley along Hwy 52 in Elijay is home to several apple orchards. Many of these family farms offer U-picks, market with fresh fruit, vegetables and pumpkins. Several of the farms also offer other family activities such hayrides, putt-putt, tractor rides, milking cows, live entertainment, petting zoos, pig races and more.
Make a day of your trip and visit an Apple Farm, Corn Maze, pick Pumpkins and/or hike Amicalola Falls. It might be a long day so start early! Save the date for October 15-16 which will be the 45th year of Georgia Apple Festival. Over 300 vendors will be present selling handmade, hand-crafted items, on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made, a parade and antique car show.