Georgia is beautiful year round, but Fall is my favorite time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. The cooler temperatures and vibrant hues of the changing leaves add something special to any outdoor adventure. My husband and I went to check out Arabia Mountain last weekend and we were not disappointed!
We parked at the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve which offered plenty of parking and trail access. From there we took one of the paved paths that led a little way down and across the street to the base of the mountain. From there we were met with a long, tree-lined boardwalk that led us to the Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort (AWARE) facility. There they have another small parking lot (you can park here for quicker access to the mountain) and the entryway for the trail up Arabia Mountain.
Some of the best things about Fall are the cool temperatures, changing leaves, apple picking and pumpkin everything (yes, please!).Well there’s a new favorite of mine that I’m adding to my list of Fall favorites: Sunflowers! I recently visited Fausett Farms in Dawsonville, GA where they have 15+ acres of tall, lush and beautiful sunflowers open to the public.
These paths throughout the field allow visitors to really get up close and personal with the sunflowers (and take some fun photos!).
Aren’t they gorgeous??
Next to the parking lot there’s a cute shop set up with various goods. You can purchase local raw honey, sunflower oil, t-shirts, fried pies, homemade ice cream, funnel cakes and of course some of their very own sunflowers to take home with you. I couldn't resist these beauties and they made a lovely addition to our dining table! I also picked up some of their wildflower honey that is simply delicious.
If you're ever in that area or just feel like escaping the city for a lovely Fall afternoon, I recommend you visit this charming family owned farm. Roam through acres and acres of flowers and soak up the natural beauty!