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

Go to a Pumpkin Patch

McGee Farm in Florence, Belue Place Pumpkin Patch in Lexington, and Hidden Rivers Farm in Hartselle are the perfect places to pick that perfect pumpkin and have some fall fun.

mcgee farm

Go to a Fall Festival (and be socially distant, of course!)

Cullman Oktoberfest and Boaz Harvest Festival are still taking place with socially distant precautions in place, and the Athens Storytelling Festival is virtual this year, so you won't miss a tall tale this fall!

cullman hay people - oktoberfest

Go on a Haunted Walk

Athens Haunt Walks will still be taking place every Tuesday and Thursday evenings in Athens. There will be two tours, 6:30pm and 7pm, and they will meet at the Athens-Limestone Tourism office at 100 N. Beaty Street. Also, you don't want to miss a ghost tour with the Southern Ghost Girls Paranormal Investigations! They've got several events throughout October.

southern ghost girls

Go on the North Alabama Fall Color Trail

North Alabama is gorgeous in the fall! Check out our North Alabama Fall Color Trail blog post for so many beautiful locations.

little river falls

Take a Hike

Bankhead National Forest, Cane Creek Canyon, Dismals Canyon, Huntsville Botanical Garden, Hurricane Creek Park, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Noccalula Falls Park, Land Trust North Alabama, Point Mallard Park, Rails to Trails, Russell Cave National Monument, Walls of Jericho, and Wheeler Wildlife Refuge are just a few amazing places to take a hike in north Alabama! And don't forget our amazing six Alabama state parks in north Alabama: Buck’s Pocket, Cathedral Caverns, DeSoto, Joe Wheeler, Lake Guntersville, Monte Santo, and Rickwood Caverns.

little river canyon road

Visit a North Alabama Waterfall

Our waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous when framed by the vibrant colors of the trees in the fall. For more on our waterfalls, go to our North Alabama Waterfall Trail.

desoto falls

Go on the Covered Bridge Trail

We've got several covered bridges in north Alabama: Easley Covered Bridge – Rosa; Horton Mill Covered Bridge – Oneonta; Swann Covered Bridge – Cleveland; Clarkson-Legg Covered Bridge – Cullman; Cambron Covered Bridge – Huntsville; Old Union Covered Bridge – Mentone; Gilliland Reese Covered Bridge – Gadsden. Check out our Covered Bridge blog post.

Covered Bridge Easley

For even more things to do in North Alabama, check out our website at www.northalabama.org.