Fall is in the air! Along with the crisp weather and falling foliage, autumn is also the best time of year to enjoy some of the area’s most beloved fall activities and destinations. Whether you head to the local pumpkin patch, take a day trip to the apple orchard or go on a scenic nature hike, there are plenty of fun fall activities to take part in around SR Homes communities.
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
It is not truly fall without visiting a pumpkin patch or getting lost in a corn maze. Those looking for a full pumpkin patch experience will want to visit Kinsey Family Farm in Gainesville. Enjoy fall on the farm with hayrides, farm animals, harvest goodies and pumpkins galore. Close by in Dawsonville, Uncle Shuck’s serves as Georgia’s largest corn maze stretching across an impressive 12 acres and featuring a new design every year.
Fall is prime apple-picking season in Georgia. Just an hour from Atlanta, Ellijay serves as the unofficial apple capital offering numerous orchards where visitors can tour the orchard, pick their own apples and purchase handmade treats. From Mercier Orchards to Red Apple Barn, there are countless apple picking destinations to choose from. These orchards grow a variety of apple types ranging from Fuji and Honey Crisp to Pink Lady and Cameo. Choose a bag size and take a wagon ride to the orchard to pick your own apples straight off the tree.
Georgia is a haven for nature lovers, especially during the fall. In Cumming, Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers miles of scenic mountain trails along the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. At the top of the trail system, The Indian Seats rock formation offers spectacular views overlooking the fall foliage of the canopies below. Other great fall hiking spots include the Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville, as well as Chattahoochee Nature Center and Old Mill Park in Roswell. Hit the trails and check out the autumn scenery for yourself.
Fall festival season may not be the same this year, but that does not mean there still are not other events and attractions to safely attend. For a good scare, Netherworld Haunted House offers a walk-through attraction filled with frights redesigned to follow CDC guidelines. Stone Mountain Park will also be holding its award-winning Pumpkin Festival where attendees can enjoy special fall attractions by day and not-so-spooky outdoor experiences by night. Families looking for a fun Halloween alternative will enjoy the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Halloween Hike for a guided nighttime trek through the forest.
Take advantage of the cooler weather and explore the fun fall activities around your new SR Homes community! For information regarding new home opportunities from SR Homes throughout the metro Atlanta area, visit www.SRHomes.com.