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Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Activities North of Atlanta

family of four at Scottsdale Farms

Fall has finally arrived, and it's time to embrace the sweater weather, football season, pumpkin spice treats, and the breathtaking fall foliage. This season is a favorite for many, and to celebrate, we've put together your comprehensive guide to all things Fall north of Atlanta. Do you have a beloved Fall tradition you'd like to share? Leave a comment below.

Apple Orchards:

  • Red Apple Barn – Ellijay, GA: If you're looking to pick your own apples or explore a pumpkin patch, Red Apple Barn is your destination. Don't forget to visit the Apple House Farm Market, open throughout the week.

  • Hillcrest Orchards – Ellijay, GA: Hillcrest Orchards is more than just an apple orchard; it's a complete Fall experience. Explore the apple tree maze, farm market, bakery, and petting farm while you're there.

  • Deep Roots Orchard – McCaysville, GA: Deep Roots Orchard, with over 50 years of history, offers a cozy orchard experience. Enjoy tractor rides and explore their store for local goodies.

ferris wheel at county fair

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  • Cumming Country Fair & Festival – Cumming, GA: Running from October 5-15th this year, the Cumming Country Fair offers a wide range of attractions, including rides, concerts, a petting zoo, a haunted house, and various rotating events.

Sunflower Field:

  • Fausett Farms Sunflowers – Dawsonville, GA: A family-owned farm since 1858, Fausett Farms boasts over 900,000 sunflowers across 30+ acres. It's conveniently located near Burt's Pumpkin Farm and Amicalola Falls.

turquoise truck at pumpkin patch

Pumpkin Patches:

  • Burt’s Pumpkin Farm – Dawsonville, GA: Burt's Pumpkin Farm is a pumpkin paradise with over twenty pumpkin varieties and daily hayrides starting on September 15th.

  • Scottsdale Farms – Milton, GA: Scottsdale Farms, a personal favorite, offers a Pumpkin Patch, hayrides, corn mazes, sunflower fields, and a variety of friendly farm animals.

  • Berry Patch Farms – Woodstock, GA: Pick your perfect pumpkin at Berry Patch Farms, enjoy a hayride, or visit the delightful petting zoo with a variety of animals.

  • Kinsey Family Farm – Gainesville, GA: Kinsey Family Farm is known for Christmas trees, but it's also a fantastic Fall destination with a Pumpkin Patch, farm animals, a store, and hayrides.

  • Warbington Farms – Cumming, GA: Admission to Warbington Farms includes unlimited access to the corn maze, barnyard, hayride, swings, slides, pumpkins, U-Cut flowers, and more.

Corn Mazes:

  • Cagle’s Farm – Holly Springs, GA: Cagle's Family Farm offers a corn maze, pumpkins, wagon rides, bonfires, and an animal barnyard, ensuring endless fun.

  • Uncle Shuck’s – Dawsonville, GA: Uncle Shuck's features a 15-acre corn maze, kids' maze, gem mining, a haunted trail, wagon rides, pumpkin patches, and more.

  • Copper Creek Farm – Calhoun, GA: Copper Creek Farm offers a corn maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides, and even a milking barn for added excitement.

  • Buford Corn Maze – Buford, GA: Buford Corn Maze has consistently bene rated one of the top-rated corn mazes in the country, featuring a haunted forest, pedal kart track, animal kids' corner, and more.

two children and father in corn maze

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Roadside Attractions:

  • Goats on the Roof – Tiger, GA: Don't miss Goats on the Roof, a unique stop with 14 goats, gem mining, a playground, homemade fudge, and award-winning nitrogen ice cream.

As the leaves start to change, there's an abundance of activities to enjoy this Fall season. What are your favorite fall activities north of Atlanta? Share it in the comments below, and feel free to let us know if we missed any attractions on our list or if you try any of the recommended activities.



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