Alabama Fall Bucket List
There’s no denying that fall is the best time of year. Among the (finally) cooler weather, gorgeous scenery, and fun fall activities, there’s just so much to be thankful for this time of year. If you’re looking for ways to take advantage of autumn in Alabama, check out this Alabama fall bucket list. These 7 checkpoints are must-do’s!
Talladega National Forest
One of Alabama’s most scenic locations is the Talladega National Forest. If you’re looking for a day trip adventure full of beautiful sights and breathtaking fall foliage, you need to visit! Take advantage of the cooler weather and amazing sightseeing while hiking through the trails, gazing at the huge waterfalls, picnicking, or even camping! Don’t forget the tents, sleeping bags, and s’mores!
Located in Central Alabama is Griffin Farms! This farm opens October 1st and has tons of activities for the whole family to enjoy. For $10 you can enjoy a hayride, animal barn, corn maze, ziplining, rock wall climbing, playgrounds, and so much more! There will also be tons of food trucks every Saturday & Sunday! This is a great bucket list activity for families.
There are tons of u-pick farms located throughout the state. These farms allow you to pick pumpkins, gourds, apples, and even sunflowers from their grounds. One truly amazing u-pick farm to visit is Old Baker Farm. They have a pumpkin patch, cotton field, and sunflower field that is sure to get you into the fall spirit! There are even multiple types of livestock on the property like cows, pigs, chickens, mules, and horses.
Fall Color Trail
Alabama is beautiful year-round, but there’s no denying that fall is the most beautiful time of all. As early as October, North Alabama will begin seeing the changing colors of autumn, and the rest of the state will quickly follow. The Fall Color Trail was developed by the Alabama Department of Tourism to take you on the most beautiful scenic route throughout the state. It will take you through the state’s most beautiful mountains, hillsides, and backcountry on a trip that will last as long as you want! See the directions of the color trail here. They even include an interactive map where you can see how the colors will change throughout the state during the fall season.
Further down toward the gulf coast is Flora-Bama’s annual Oktoberfest. This year, everyone will be dressing in their favorite German attire, and a silent costume-judging will take place throughout the night. The winners will receive a prize! Bring your children as well, and enjoy the live music! Visit Flora-Bama’s website for more information.
While farmer’s markets are open all year-round in Alabama, they definitely look a bit different in the fall. You’ll see more in-season products like apples, pecans, sweet potatoes, and, of course, pumpkins! The Alabama Farmer’s Market has a calendar to show you what’s in season every month of the year! Check out the tons of farmer’s markets in Alabama, and plan your visit!
No matter what adventures you take this fall, the place you’ll spend the most time is your home. There are so many fun fall activities to do at home including baking with the family, intimate movie nights, crafts with the kids, and snuggling up by the fireplace with your furry friend. Whatever you decide to do at home this fall, you need to be comfortable! If your furnace or heat pump system isn’t keeping you warm as the weather cools down, contact Legacy HVAC. We specialize in replacing, servicing, and repairing all HVAC systems, even those we didn’t install!
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