It’s finally fall, and I’m so excited! This is my favorite season because of all the great fall activities and holidays you get to pile together. I mean, this season introduces the one time of year I can pig out on candy and play dress up without getting weird stares– and yes, I’m talking about Halloween.

This holiday isn’t the only amazing thing about fall, though. The weather is wonderful, as well! Nothing like a crisp walk around the neighborhood to make you feel alive, am I right?

I always whip out my calendar for the month of October and try to find a different event or activity to attend each weekend. For those of you in the Atlanta area, I’ve already done all the heavy lifting. Now, all you have to do is decide which of these fall activities you’d like to try out yourself.

Corn Maze

Top Fall Activities to do in Atlanta - Corn Maze

Fall is the perfect time to gather a bunch of friends together and explore a corn maze. You might have to travel a little ways from Atlanta to reach a challenging puzzle, but there are plenty around, like Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze or the Buford Corn Maze.

To make this event even more fun, pair your friends into teams and have a race to see who can complete the maze first. Afterward, warm up with a little apple cider before returning home.

Haunted House

Top Fall Activities to do in Atlanta - Haunted House

If you like the thrill of exploring a haunted house, travel a short distance to Norcross, Georgia, for the Netherworld Haunted House. However, you really have to prepare yourself for this attraction because it’s not full of dummies that pop out at you at random times. This haunted house is full of live actors who are dressed as your worst nightmares.

I’m not talking about hastily applied stage makeup here, either. You only have to flip through the attraction’s photo gallery to see how serious these costumes are. All I have to say about it is make sure you use the bathroom before walking through.

Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard

Top Fall Activities to do in Atlanta - Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard

If you enjoy more subdued fall activities, visit your local pumpkin patch or apple orchard. I love piling into my little car with a bunch of friends and searching the rows of apple trees for the best pickings.

This is also the perfect opportunity to find pumpkins that will last until after Halloween. Choose a couple of big ones if you want to carve a jack-o-lantern, but if you have a smaller apartment, grab a few mini pumpkins or gourds to color instead.

If you like baking, you could also collect some supplies for homemade apple or pumpkin pie. Just make sure you’re grabbing one for baking and not a carving pumpkin.

Nature Hike

Top Fall Activities to do in Atlanta - Nature Hike

Get outside and take a moment to actually enjoy the fall scenery. The changing leaves are one of my favorite things about this season. Everything is so bright and colorful, but people don’t appreciate that enough. So, take a walk around the Morningside Nature Preserve this month to clear your mind and enjoy the scenery.

So, for one of your fall activities, head outside for a brisk walk through the cool air. If you start to get chilly, stop at a nearby coffee shop and get yourself a hot cocoa before continuing on.

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