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!
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!
2. Watching the Leaves Change
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.
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.
How Will You Celebrate the Fall Season?
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.
What is your favorite fall tradition? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!