Although it isn’t officially fall on the calendar, Labor Day ushers in the fall season for many. Fall is the perfect time to get out and explore Georgia when it’s not quite so hot. To celebrate the cooler weather, here are four ways to get active with your family that won’t break the bank.
Pick some Fruit: September is the perfect time to pick apples in Georgia, and it’s one of our family’s favorite ways to spend time together. It’s also a nice way to show kids where their food comes from, and get them to enjoy eating more fruit.
Take a Bike Ride: Our family loves to explore Jekyll and St. Simons Island by bike. With so many paths, you can park the car and just travel on two wheels during your vacation. Near Atlanta, we like the Silver Comet Trail in Cobb County or the Atlanta BeltLine’s eastside trail, which has lots of fun stops like Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. The bike trail along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus takes you from Uptown to several tourist attractions. For the more adventurous biker, Georgia’s State Parks offer great single-track mountain biking trails too.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt: Clue Town Books is a perfect way to explore Atlanta, while learning a bit about the city. Solve puzzles and clues to get you to your destination. ClueTown Books are available for Oakland Cemetery, Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Beltline and the City of Decatur. If you’d rather get away from Atlanta, try Geocaching at a local state park, through the town of Blackshear or Clayton County.
Take in a Movie: The cooler weather and shorter days are the perfect combo for an outdoor movie at one of Georgia’s drive-in theatres. Pull your car up to the Starlight Drive-In Theatre & Flea Market in Atlanta, Jesup Drive-In, Tiger Drive-In or the Swan Drive-In in Blue Ridge.
For more fall fun, visit the Field Trips with Sue Fall Guide, with lists of pumpkin patches, u-pick apple orchards, ghosts tours, haunted houses and more.
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