I don’t know about ya’ll, but Fall is my favorite season. I love everything about it; the cool crisp weather and the changing leaves, the outfits that I get to wear (I have a space in my closet reserved for Fall clothing), the food and drinks of the season (I’m talking about pumpkin spiced lattes of course) and all of the fun activities that you can only do this time of the year.
Another thing I love about Fall is that I get to spend it in Boone. The mountains are absolutely beautiful this time of year and the town really comes alive.
If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to start making your Boone Fall bucket list. These are some of my favorite fall things to do in Boone.
The Watauga County Farmer’s Market at Horn in the West
One of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday morning in Boone is taking a trip to the local farmer’s market. Located at Horn in the West, you can find everything from local fruits and veggies to handmade art, fresh flowers and plants, delicious food, and handmade jewelry. I always love to get a cup of coffee from ‘Bald Guy Brew’ and sip on it as I wander through the market.
Football games are so much fun. Between the tailgating and the actual game, it’s impossible to not have a good time. Even if you don’t follow anything involving sports, football game days are always fun at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Try a sweet potato donut at Local Lion
I know it sounds weird, but the sweet potato donuts at the Local Lion coffee shop are something I look forward to every Fall. Take my word for it- they’re delicious and they’re the perfect Fall treat to snack on. And while you’re there be sure to get a Fall-spiced coffee!
New River Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Nothing says ‘Fall’ like getting lost in a corn maze and picking out your favorite pumpkin! I absolutely love going to pumpkin patches to pick out a pumpkin to carve or paint with my friends or family. And corn mazes are a plus. The New River Corn Maze is a great place to spend a Fall day in Boone. You can navigate your way through the corn maze, have a picnic by the New River, pick out a pumpkin, and even take a tram ride around their farm.
Hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway
If you’re looking for the best place to take Fall pictures, head to the parkway. I love hiking in the Fall because it’s not too hot and the views are even more beautiful when the leaves are changing colors. If you aren’t up for the hike; there are plenty of overlooks to stop at and enjoy the views.