Fall is a beautiful time to live in the Decatur region. The trees come alive in brilliant hues of red, orange and yellow, and many local attractions are even more beautiful as a result. If you are looking for things to do around your apartment home, you will find that there are a number of events and activities that are best enjoyed after the temperatures start to cool in the fall.
Visit Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park is definitely a treasure for people in the Decatur region, but in the fall it comes alive with brilliant color that makes the trip even more exciting. Whether you visit for the day or go in to camp for a weekend, you will find much to do to connect with nature and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun. Several festivals in the fall are a great way to experience the park, including the Yellow Daisy Festival, an art show event in early September and the Country Living Fair in late October. In September and October the park comes alive with the Pumpkin Festival. Inflatables, games, storytelling, parties and more all are part of the event, and in the evening carved jack-o-lanterns are lit to add to the festivities.
Get Connected at the Outdoor Farmer’s Market
Decatur has a traditional outdoor farmer’s market which meets on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 and Saturdays from 9 to 1. This is yet another place where you can pick up fresh, local produce, but you will also find it quite the venue for the local arts scene. In fact, going to the farmer’s market is something residents of Decatur love to do, and it’s not uncommon to see live music performances. Pick up some lunch or dinner from one of the vendors and make a day of it.
Visit Woodlands Garden
Woodlands Garden is a Decatur gem. This urban sanctuary preserves the woodland garden right in the midst of the city. Because it’s a woodland garden, it is quite beautiful in fall. It is open every day during the daylight hours and you can simply take a self-guided stroll. If you want a more detailed look at the garden and its plant life, schedule a tour with one of the staff or volunteers.
There is much to do and see in Decatur in the fall. As the fall colors hit the trees, make plans to get out and enjoy your local community.