It’s fall, y’all! Which means it’s time to go watch the leaves change color and get into the spooky spirit. Here’s what you can do in and around Atlanta to celebrating the changing of the season:
See the Fall Colors in the Appalachians
North Georgia is the perfect place to watch the leaves change color, and fall is the perfect time to hike because both the summer heat and the bugs have subsided, leaving you to enjoy your hike. There are so many trails to choose from. On Tray Mountain, you can hike part of the Appalachian Trail. Amicalola Falls has a gorgeous 729-foot tall waterfall. And the Trails of Tallulah Gorge follow along the impressive 2 mile long 1,000 foot deep canyon.
Take a Cemetery Stroll
The Historic Oakland Foundation of Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery hosts the Sunday In the Park event each year, celebrating the cemetery’s unique Victorian concept of a garden cemetery. Guests are encouraged to dress in Victorian-era costumes and enjoy crafts, music, and educational demonstrations. Fall is also the perfect time to take a tour of the cemetery, guided or otherwise, though unfortunately the cemetery’s popular Halloween tour has already sold out for this year.
Attend Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Atlanta‘s annual Halloween festival Boo at the Zoo is full of fun treats for the kids and the animals. Kids can go trick-or-treating at the candy stations around the zoo, and the animals get pumpkins to munch on. And when the weather starts getting cool in the fall, the panda bears spend more time playing outside, so it’s the perfect time to go see the zoo’s star fur balls!
Get Lost in a Corn Maze
You’ll have to venture a bit outside the city to find a good corn maze. Uncle Shuck’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze has a nice big maze for you to get lost in – just don’t get too corn-fused! Once you make it through the scavenger hunt in the two big corn mazes, you can learn some corn facts in the maze of knowledge, and on weekend nights in October you can try to make it through their haunted trail. And don’t forget to pick out your perfect pumpkin, shoot the corn canon, feed the goats, take a hayride, and have a bonfire! There’s so much to do!
Make it Out of a Haunted House Alive
Netherworld has been Atlanta’s favorite haunted house year after year, with people coming from far and wide to be terrified by its unique monstrous creations. This year’s themes are Primal Scream and Mr. Grendel’s 3D Funhouse of Horrors. They’ve even got a new escape room adventure to try as well. Check out last year’s themes to prepare yourself for the horror.
Party Through Halloween
Put on your best costume and hit the town for some bar hopping, pub crawling, and good ol’ fashioned boisterous fun! There’s no shortage of organized pub crawls and costume contests on Halloween weekend in Atlanta. Now all you have to do is decide where you want to go!
What’s your favorite fall activity in Atlanta? Let me know in the comments!