With all the wet weather we’ve had this summer, I’m really looking forward to some mild, dry fall weather! How about you? And once that nice, fall weather arrives we’ll be ready to venture outdoors some more. We’ve already started planning some of fun, family outings and thought I’d share them with you. Also, I would love to hear what you and your family love to do in the fall, for some further inspiration.

  1. Apple Picking – A friend of mine highly recommends apple picking, so we’re going to make a day trip to an orchard this year and pick some apples. I hear that Hillcrest Orchards in the North Georgia Mountains located near Ellijay, Georgia (1.5-hour drive) is a great destination. On the weekends in September through November they have a fall fest that’s great for kids. My friend also says they have the best variety of apples and an amazing bakery and store – can you say, apple fritters! Check them out online at: http://hillcrestorchards.net.
  2. Pumpkin Patch – We’ve yet to pick out our pumpkins for Halloween, so what better way to get that errand done and have a family fun day. Southern Belle Farm does a great job and is a pretty, country drive south of Atlanta. I love their hay rides, corn maze; as well as the entertainment and food they have. They have lots for the kiddos to do, including campfires and pig racing too. Get more info on their website: http://southernbellefarm.com/.
  3. Ghost Tours – If your family is like mine and likes the spookier fun of the season, I have a great ghost tour to recommend. The Roswell Ghost Tour in Historic Roswell is a 2 or 2.5 hour (easy!) walk around Roswell hunting for and experiencing paranormal activity. The tour guides are paranormal investigators and will show you a side of Roswell you’ve never seen (pun intended!). For more information and to see their full list of events visit: http://roswellghosttour.com/.
  4. Scot for a day – Although not particularly fall themed, the Stone Mountain Highland Games takes place during the weekend of October 21-22. That weekend, thousands of Scots, and those who’d like to pretend, will enjoy Scottish athletic competitions, dancing, piping and drumming, and harping. If you want, you can learn some Scottish dances and visit the many Scottish shops that will be set up. For more information and tickets, you can visit: http://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events/Highland-Games.

Well, I hope this list will be useful for you and your family this fall. Let me know what you and your family will be up to in the comments below. Now if only I could guarantee the weather will cooperate! Remember, fall is also a great time to list your home. Competition is less fierce, buyers are more serious and most buyers want to close by the end of the year. So, if you are considering putting your home on the market, give me a call and let’s come up with a plan that works for you.