The 5 Best Things to Do In Clemson During Fall

Even though the temperature still doesn’t seem to agree, it’s officially fall here in Clemson, SC! The leaves are changing, classes and exams are in full swing, and Starbucks finally has PSLs on the menu. Fall is my favorite time of the year, and there are tons of fun fall activities in the area that you can do to make the most out of the best time of the year. Here is a list of the top five must-do Clemson fall activities!

  1. 1. Take Pictures in the Changing Leaves

    One of the best photo ops of the year is the oranges, reds, and yellows that makeup fall in Clemson. However, the trees only stay like this for a few short weeks before winter hits, so you need to make the most of the scenery while it lasts! You can take pictures anywhere around campus, but if you’re looking to branch out, a great location is the Botanical Gardens.

  2. 2. Try a Corn Maze

    Right around the corner at Denver Downs is one of the biggest corn mazes around. Grab some of your friends and try to make your way out of this 10-acre maze. To make it even more spooky, you can even try it at night during their Flashlite Maze event! To learn more, click here.

  3. 3. Take a Trip to SCarowinds

    If you’re looking for more of a thrill, take a day trip to Charlotte, NC to go to the Carowinds amusement park. During the fall, Carowinds turns to SCarowinds, featuring multiple haunted houses and scary attractions, along with their usual rollercoasters. SCarowinds ends October 27, so if you are up for the haunt, you can buy tickets here.

  4. 4. Attend the Fall for Greenville Festival

    One of the best festivals in the area is the Fall for Greenville Festival. This year’s festival is October 11-13th and hosts the city’s best live musicians and food trucks.

  5. 5. Go Apple Picking

    My personal favorite fall activity is going apple picking. Sky Top Orchard is right in Flat Rock, NC, and is home to acres and acres of apples (and peaches and pears!). They have delicious apple cider, apple donuts, and caramel apples. The Orchard even has a mini petting zoo with farm animals. And of course, the best follow-up to a day of apple-picking is to make an apple pie with the organic apples fresh off the tree.