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4 Fall Activities in the Dallas Area

Fall is finally here! With the cooler weather, comes great seasonal activities and autumn aesthetic photo opportunities. So, here are 4 activities you can do this November to get into the fall spirit.

VISIT A PUmpkin patch

Were you unable to visit a pumpkin patch in October? Well, the Preston Trail Farms’ Big Orange Pumpkin Farm is open until November 23rd. Located in Gunter, TX (about an hour from Dallas), this pumpkin farm offers not only a pumpkin patch, but also hayrides, a 6-foot hay maze, and a petting farm. The farm is open everyday from 8 am to 8 pm, and the admission price is $10.

Address: 15102 TX-289 Gunter, TX 75078

FALL/winter fashion pop-up

On November 20th, Styled by Designers is hosting a pop-up shop in 4 The Culture Studio. There will be free food and drinks from by Pop’s BBQ, Phreshly Pressed Juices, Stoner Pop, and Avery’s Savory Popcorn. Two designer brands, Get Phresh Crew and Alex Deon, will also have their Fall/Winter collection available for purchase.

Address: 4420 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

TAke a road trip to a State park

Garner State Park and Lost Maples State Natural Area are 5-6 hour road trips you can take from Dallas to see fall scenery! By mid-November, there is usually a good amount of fall color to be seen at these state parks. So, if you ever need to take a weekend getaway, consider Garner and Lost Maples, which are perfect for fall foliage in North Texas.

TAKE A scenic drive

The Talimena National Scenic Byway in Oklahoma is 3 1/2 hours from Dallas, and is the perfect autumnal route. The route travels through the Ouachita National Forest, where you can see fall shades on hardwood, pine, oak, and maple trees. Typically, fall foliage peaks in the beginning of November. More information regarding when fall colors are looking the brightest this year can be found on the Travel Oklahoma website.

BONUS: GET READY FOR WINTER WIth holiday at the arboretum

Already in the winter mood? Get into the spirit with Holiday at the Arboretum. Starting November 10th, the Dallas Arboretum will decorate their garden with gazebos representing the 12 days of Christmas. Their Christmas Village will offer visits with Santa Claus, entertainment, shopping, and food and drinks. And, in the nighttime, the Arboretum is lit up with over one million lights, and their new musical tree.

I am a junior at SMU, majoring in Business and Psychology. I was born in California, but have lived in Texas for around 10 years now. I love to travel, spend time with my family, read books, and watch TV. I also love to do adventurous things — fun fact: I've been skydiving!
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