#1 – Ride the Rails

Enjoy the views on a Fall Foliage ride. Trips depart most weekdays September 28-November 12, with two departures on Fridays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the Harvest Festival ride on October 28, a family-friendly event with games, music, food and more. And reserve your spot for the Santa Express November 23-December 23, and the New Year’s Eve Excursion on December 31.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

#2 – Pick Some Apples

Whether you wander the orchard and pick ’em yourself or shop the farm market and pick up a bushel, you’ve never tasted apples this fresh and delicious! Be sure to visit the cafe and bakery, shop the store for great gifts and stop by the tasting room for wine and hard cider tastings.

Mercier Orchards

#3 – Plan an Escape

The clock is ticking! Do you and your friends have what it takes to escape before time runs out? At Escape the Line in Copperhill, you can tackle a 30-minute escape room experience where you’ll solve puzzles, find clues and try to “escape” before you’re out of time. You can choose from a variety of themes, and it’s appropriate for most ages.

Escape the Line

#4 – Get in the Spirit

In October, terror awaits the brave souls who enter the Kiwanis Haunted House, a walk-through dark attraction filled with scary scenes, special effects and terrifying live actors. Then, as the holidays approach in November, enjoy a small-town Christmas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving at Light Up Blue Ridge, complete with a parade, lighting of the Great Tree and, of course, a visit from Santa!

Kiwanis Haunted House

Light Up Blue Ridge

#5 – Take a Drive

Visit the Chamber’s website and download a few driving maps. These guides will take you from town to country all over the mountains on drives lasting a couple hours to a full day or more.

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce

Where to Find These Fall Activities