Fall means football games, colorful foliage, getting lost in a corn maze, trips to the pumpkin patch, mums, pumpkin-flavored everything, fall festivals, county fairs, cooler weather, and so much more. North Alabama is a wonderful place to celebrate fall and scratch off all fall bucket list items off your list. These 9 activities need to be on your North Alabama fall bucket list:

1.     Go to a pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin (McGee Farm in Florence)

2.     Go to a fall festival (Blount County Covered Bridge Arts and Music Festival)

McGee Farm Pumpkins

3.     Go on a haunted walk (Decatur Ghost Walk)

4.     Go fishing (North Alabama’s 8 Great Lakes: Bear Creek Lakes, Lake Guntersville, Neely Henry, Pickwick, Smith, Weiss, Wheeler, and Wilson)

5.     Take a drive to see colorful fall foliage (Natchez Trace)

6.     Take a blanket and watch a football game (Alabama A&M, UNA, high school football)

7.     Take a hike (Bankhead National Forest, Cane Creek Canyon, Dismals Canyon, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Hurricane Creek, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Noccalula Falls Park, North Alabama Land Trust, Point Mallard Park, Rails to Trails, Russell Cave National Monument, Walls of Jericho, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge)

8.     Visit a state park (Buck’s Pocket, Cathedral Caverns, DeSoto, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Monte Santo, Rickwood Caverns)

9.     Go to a microbrewery or local winery and sample new fall flavors (Back Forty Beer Company, Blue Pants Brewery, Goat Island Brewing, Mad Malts Brewing, Main Channel Brewery, Salty Nut Brewing, Singin' River Brewing, Straight to Ale, Jules J. Berta Vineyards and Winery, Maraella Winery, Wills Creek Winery)

For more things to do in North Alabama, go to www.northalabama.org.

Little River Canyon


Maraella Winery


Cane Creek Canyon Leaves

Joe Wheeler Picnic Table River