Autumn is slowly approaching, which means a whole slew of new activities just waiting to be enjoyed. In case you haven’t noticed, Georgia really thrives in the fall, with a bevy of exciting and entertaining ways to spend the day. If you’re looking for a way to welcome fall with open arms, then check out these 12 picture perfect fall day trips to take in Georgia.
1. Visit Burt’s Farm and pick your own pumpkins
Burt’s Farm in Dawsonville, Georgia is the perfect place to spend an autumn afternoon. Why? Because it is the most comprehensive pumpkin place around. If you’re looking for pumpkin seeds, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin pies, or just picking out your own pumpkin, then Burt’s Pumpkin Farm is the place to be.
2. Pick your own apples At Red Apple Barn
Located in Ellijay, Georgia, Red Apple Barn is a must for the perfect autumn day. Many people equate fall with apple picking, which means bypassing the grocery store and going right to the source! Grab that ladder and reach for a few of the crispiest, crunchiest apples in Northern Georgia.
3. Take the dreamiest fall foliage road trip
4. Attend Oktoberfest in Helen
Oktoberfest in Helen, Georgia is often an event people plan all year for. The little alpine town gathers people from all over the country to share in a bit of German culture. Get your lederhosen on and get ready to polka, drink beer, eat some brats, and have yourself a memorable time.
5. Take a few photos of the sunflowers at Fausett Sunflower Farms
Located in Dawsonville, Georgia, Fausett Farms has some of the best October activities for the whole family. Not only can guests visit and enjoy the fields of sunflowers in bloom, but there are also picnics, mule wagon rides, and more!
6. Eat everything apple cider at Mercier Orchards
Autumn will not be complete without a day trip to Blue Ridge, Georgia for some Mercier Orchard action. Not only will you be able to get your fix of the freshest apples around, but you can also explore the entire apple orchard world. We’re talking candied apples, apple pie, apple cider donuts, hot apple cider and MORE!
7. Take a hayride through R&A Orchards
Fall isn't quite complete without a hayride through an apple orchard, right? That's why in Ellijay, R and A Orchards is the place to spend an afternoon. Cooler temps, fall colors, and a hayride through some of the apple trees. What more could you ask for?
8. Test your luck at Corn Dawgs Corn Maze
Every year in Loganville, Corn Dawgs puts out a corn maze that delights and enchants everyone who tests their luck. This year the theme is "United We Stand" and it can be a great way to take the family for a thrilling and exciting maze attempt.
9. Sink your teeth into a homemade apple pie at Penland’s Apple House
This family-owned and operated apple house will have you clamoring to get your fall fix. Not only can you feast on some homemade apple turnovers hot out of the oven, but these pies.....mmm mmm mmm...you'll be in true autumn heaven.
10. Hike the Hurricane Falls Trail in Tallulah Gorge
As one of the most popular trails in Georgia, this is where you’ll see Georgia autumn beauty at its finest. There are tons of views to enjoy, plus a suspension bridge and leaves changing all around you. At under three miles, this little trek will make your whole season.
11. Eat your way through the annual Taste of Atlanta
Taste of Atlanta has become an annual tradition for many Georgians who like to eat and drink their way through some of the best restaurants in town. This year Taste of Atlanta will take place from October 20-22, and will feature a bevy of scrumptious food that you won't be able to get enough of.
12. Spend the day at the Georgia National Fair in Perry
Georgia's traditional, agricultural fair is back for another year in Perry, this time being hosted from October 5-15. Bring the whole family together for rides, games, livestock shows and more!