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How to Enjoy Fall in the ATL

As the leaves begin to change, the mornings get a little colder, and people switch their iced coffee orders to hot orders, we’re starting see fall slowly creep its way into reality. There are so many fall activities to enjoy—it’s hard to find time to do all of them! Here is a list of my personal favorite fall activities to take part in here in the ATL.

Who doesn’t enjoy a good apple treat? Whether it’s apple pie or apple cider, there are so many fun apple recipes to find and make. The best part of making these recipes is when they’re made with apples that you’ve picked yourself! If you’re looking to be domestic and make one of these treats, check out B.J. Reece Apple Orchard in Ellijay, Georgia! Not only do they have a great expanse of orchards set in the beautiful Georgia countryside, but they also have a whole range of fun fall activities. You can milk a cow, shoot an apple canon, ride a zip line, venture through a corn maze or go on a wagon ride.

While at the orchard or another location, make sure to pick up some pumpkins! Pumpkin carving makes for a great activity to do with friends. Google or Pinterest some different faces or designs and compete to see who can make the best-carved pumpkin. Also, make sure to save all of the seeds and make roasted pumpkin seeds with salt – definitely a fall food favorite.

There’s no denying that one of the best fall holidays is, of course, Halloween. With Halloween comes a whole range of costume competitions, parties, and haunted houses to visit and enjoy. My personal favorite haunted house is Netherworld. I have been several years and enjoyed it each time! While waiting in line, there are peoples in costumes waiting to scare you and once you’ve entered the haunted house there is no telling where someone will jump out at you or where something will make a loud noise.

Similar to a haunted house is the Six Flags over Georgia’s Halloween Fright Fest. Lasting from October 17 – November 1, the Halloween Fright Fest at Six Flags is a great way to mix up your usual nights and have some fall fun. Not only do you get to go on all of the super exciting rides, but you can also take part in all sorts of Halloween activities and eat themed foods around the park.

If you haven’t been already, visiting Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain village are a must! You might want to hike up the mountain in the middle of the day when it’s warmer or at least go prepared with a jacket if you go for a sunrise or sunset hike. The village gets decorated for fall and has a whole range of activities to enjoy. Buy a celebratory hot chocolate or apple cider once you’ve finished your hike up the mountain—you deserve it.

Something that not everyone gets to experience for fall is the Hot-Air-Balloon Festival on October 23 – 24, 2015. Called Owl-O-Ween, this event includes balloon rides, food, and various types of entertainment.

Whatever fall activities you choose to experience, enjoy the season before it gets too cold to sit outside!

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