A new season brings an array of endless possibilities. A fresh, cool breeze sweeping through the air, vibrant leaves rolling along the sidewalks, and the mixture of spices filling the air are the perfect ingredients to make an exquisite Bucket List this fall. There are so many ways to fill your weekend with fall fun! With a little help, you can make this fall a great one to remember. Check them off as you go!
____ Get a Pumpkin Ale
October Fest at Amici’s makes for a fun, fall experience with flavorful beers like their Pumpkin Ale. Experience new taps that come from all over Georgia, including Athens, Macon, Atlanta and more!
____ Pick a pumpkin
Drop by O’Quinns Mill on October 10th to pick up your perfect pumpkin from their pumpkin patch. Snag a few photos with friends and family and tour their darling venue from 10 AM to 2 PM. Then take it home and start carving away!
____ Get a Cookie
Add something sweet to your day with a pumpkin or ghost cookie from Ryals Bakery. Y’all know how delicious the smiley face cookie is, so how about a little October twist? We promise your taste buds will thank you.
___ Get Spooked
Brave the eerie Cemetery Tour where haunting stories from the past are told and the Grim Reaper leads you on a sinister tour through Memory Hill Cemetery. Beware of the ghosts that roam the graveyard and lurk behind the stones. The tour takes place on the evenings of October 27-31st. Come out and get spooked if you so dare!
____ Update your Wardrobe
With summer coming to an end, it’s time to revamp your fall wardrobe! Check out Firefly’s adorable and trendy new hats--it’s the perfect thing to pair with boots and sweater for a night on the town with the girls!
____ Take a nature walk
Get out and enjoy the nature trails that run alongside the rushing river. Soak in the warm sun as you breathe in the crisp air and see the gentle leaves dance through the air and fall to your feet. The Oconee River Greenway is a great place for a morning jog or to throw a frisbee with friends in the evening hours.
____ Sip on a Pumpkin Pie Latte
Blackbird’s new Pumpkin Pie Latte is making heads turn this fall. Get your own hot beverage from our favorite local coffee shop and stroll around town, sipping its’ tasty goodness.
____ Take pictures of the foliage
On your walk through Milledgeville’s Historic District, snap a few selfies or new profile pic for the gram! The blend of stunning architecture and fall colors are just too pretty to pass by. Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion, the Old State Capitol Building and historic homes located on and around Liberty Street, create the perfect artsy shot!
____ Enjoy a Picnic
Grab a blanket, a basket, camera and some snacks and have a picnic beside the shimmering pond at Bartram Forest. Be surrounded by trees towering all around you and breath in the fresh pine. Bartram is the place to go to get lost in the beauty of nature and hear birds chirping and see wildlife as you munch away on your picnic--and just remember, no trash left behind!
____ Sip some soup
Fall is the best time for a warm cup of soup, and where better to go then Stacked, a favorite local sandwich shop! Tomato Basil, Loaded Baked Potato, Chicken Enchilada with beans and Roasted Red Pepper with smoked gouda will warm your tummy and your heart, be sure to give on a slurp!
____ Take in the blooms
As autumn sets in and many trees and plants begin their winter siesta, Lockerly Arboretum comes alive! The tea olives are blooming and the grounds smells delicious. Stroll among the large camellia plants whose buds are blossoming in pinks, whites and reds.
____ Colorful Sunset Boat Rides
Take in the abundance of color offered in fall while watching the sunset on Lake Sinclair. Zip past trees with shades of deep yellow, burnt orange and rustic reds and kick back and relax. Rent a boat from Sinclair Marina and bring along a blanket if you think you will get chilly aboard your sunset expedition!
____ Decorate for the season
____ Dine Al Fresco
Metropolis is the place to go to enjoy tasty international cuisine while eating outside. The service and Mediterranean food is spectacular. Pair it with a glass of wine and you will be set for a nice evening dinner on the town.
____ Get your fresh produce, poultry and chestnuts
Paired with local farmers around Milledgeville, Comfort Farms offers fresh produce, poultry and more at their farmers market. Come out every other Saturday and pick up your order of fresh goods--make sure to place your order Monday of that week! This hidden gem in Milledgeville is an agri-therapy farm that helps veterans who suffer from PTSD, and we are all blessed from the farm as a result! See their Facebook to learn more about their Thanksgiving turkeys for sale!
____ Thriller 5K
Ready, set, go! Be a part of the 8th Annual Thriller 5K this fall, but take notice of the slight change! This year it’s up to you to decide when and where you will run your chilling ominous route. Simply sign up and run your route at any point between October 24th and 31st. All proceeds go to Zeta Chapter Philanthropy-Breast Cancer Education and Awareness and the Milledgeville-Baldwin Young Professionals.