Best Fall Activities


Living/Athens Editor

The fall season is finally upon the students of Piedmont College, and days can now be filled with crisp air, pumpkin spice everything and cozy flannel apparel. 

Fall is an enjoyable time of year for many reasons. One being how great the weather is.

 It’s the perfect time to be outside enjoying the beautiful scenery and doing “fall” things. 

When looking for things to do that will get you outside this fall season, here are some ideas:

1. Visit Jaemor Farms: Jaemor is a farmer’s market full of fresh vegetables, fruit and home-made goodies.  

They sell delicious desserts such as pies, cakes, sweet breads and much more. They also have a pumpkin patch for customers to pick their own pumpkin.

2. Carve pumpkins: Carving pumpkins is a really fun activity to do with friends. 

Pumpkins can be bought at Walmart, or if one wants to make a day out of it, one can pick a pumpkin at Jaemor Farms and then carve it. 

Walmart also sells pumpkin carving kits. 

3. Go to a corn maze: There are corn mazes all over North Georgia. Jaemor Farms has one, but there is also one at North Georgia Corn Maze in Cleveland, Ga. 

Another fun one is Uncle Shuck’s in Dawsonville, Ga. Uncle Shuck’s has a haunted corn maze as well as a hayride and a bonfire where they provide marshmallows for roasting. 

4. Drive up to Helen for Oktoberfest: This event lasts until Nov. 1st. It’s a celebration centered around German food, drinks, music and dancing, along with horse-drawn carriage rides and yummy treats like candied apples and fudge.

There are also several restaurant options in Helen. 

5. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate outside: Fall weather is too beautiful not to enjoy. Make a cup of hot chocolate  or buy one from a local cafe to stay warm, and go for a walk in the Cornelia Park or around campus. 

6. Attend a fall or harvest festival: Fall festivals are always a great way to get in the fall spirit. Some upcoming ones include the Fall Harvest Festival at Montaluce Estate and Vineyards in Dahlonega, Ga., on Oct. 11 and 12. 

Another one is Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega, on the third weekend in October. 

These activities will make for some enjoyable fall weekends that will get Piedmont students outside and having a blast with friends.

 Take advantage of living in the North Georgia Mountains this autumn because living in this area paints a beautiful orange and yellow picture for all to admire.