3 beloved fall traditions we can’t wait to try in Birmingham

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When you find the perfect pumpkin, you’ll know. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

It’s time to bust out your flannel shirts, Birmingham—fall is here! In honor of pumpkin spice latte season, we picked out 3 beloved fall traditions we can’t wait to try in Birmingham. Keep reading to learn more!

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1. Picking out a Pumpkin at a Local Pumpkin Patch

Looking for a fun fall activity to try on the weekend? You can’t go wrong with a trip out to a local pumpkin patch! Hayrides in covered wagons, petting zoos, bouncy inflatables and more can be found at your favorite local pumpkin patch. Just don’t forget to pick out your favorite pumpkin!

This year, we caught a ride in a 2020 GLE350 from Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham out to The Great Pumpkin Patch. Located in Hayden, Alabama, The Great Pumpkin Patch is a pleasurable 45-minute drive from Birmingham. Luckily, the 2020 GLE350 had enough room to carry all 20 pumpkins we picked out!

Click here to learn more about 5 must-visit pumpkin patches near Birmingham this fall!

2. Watching the Leaves Change

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What’s better than going for a scenic drive in Oak Mountain State Park? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

There’s no better time to enjoy the beauty of Birmingham’s public parks than fall, y’all. Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking or even going for a scenic drive, Birmingham’s parks offer stunning views of the fall foliage.

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I can’t wait to see these beautiful colors again. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Our recommendations? It’s hard to go wrong with these views:

  • Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park
  • Grace’s Gap Overlook at Red Mountain Park
  • Hawk’s View Overlook at Ruffner Mountain

Click here to learn more about five spots you can watch the changing leaves here in Birmingham! And if you’re in need of a new ride to get there, click here to check out the inventory at Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham!

3. Going on Hiking/Camping Trips

With the summer heat finally dissipating, there’s no better time to go camping than fall. Since most of Alabama’s 21 State Parks have modern, easy-to-use campsites along with traditional campgrounds, it’s easy to plan a camping trip for all skill levels!

Located just 20 miles away from downtown, Oak Mountain State Park is the perfect weekend getaway for Birminghamians looking to explore the great outdoors. Click here to book a campsite at Oak Mountain State Park, and click here for a full list of campgrounds in State Parks on the Alabama State Parks’ website.

Click here to learn more about planning the perfect fall camping trip in Birmingham.

How Will You Celebrate the Fall Season?

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Heading out to The Great Pumpkin Patch is one of our favorite fall traditions—what are yours? Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Whether it’s picking out pumpkins, watching the changing fall landscape, hosting a Friendsgiving party or something else, there are so many ways to celebrate fall in The Magic City.

And if you’re looking for a new ride to get around in style, Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham has the perfect vehicle for you. Click here to view available inventory!

What is your favorite fall tradition? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

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Nathan Watson
Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.
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