Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Reasons to Visit Calhoun Co this Fall

1. Attend Fall Fests: 
From SudsFest to OxfordFest and new events like Picktober, attend as many great fall events as you can. 

2. Take a Bike Ride:
If you're an adrenaline junkie, don't miss the Coldwater Mountain FatTire Fest, or if a leisure stroll to enjoy the sights is more your style, hit the Ladiga Trail
3. Check out the seasonal beers at Cheaha Brewing:
This fully functioning brew pub not only serves their finely crafted beer brewed onsite, but they pair it with dishes using locally grown, organic produce/dairy products and all natural meats.

4. People watch at Football Games:
JSU's 2015 football season included the Road to Frisco, so don't miss the excitement as the Gamecock's stay Cocky in 2016. 

5. Enjoy the Park:
From Germania Springs to Oxford Lake, Calhoun County municipalities have great parks and amenities to enjoy fall temperatures. 

6. Take a Hike:
From the Pinhoti to the trails atop Cheaha State Park and local trails like Henry Farm or Coldwater, opt outside, and take the whole family for an enjoyable hike through National Forests and Wildlife refuges. 

7. Hit up the Farmers Markets:
Everything from locally grown vegetables and fruit to handmade jewelry and baked goods from Artisanal are for sale at our eclectic local Farmers Markets

8. Sip a Coffee and Read a Book: 
We have several local authors, including Rick Bragg, who would love to know you visited their hometown and stopped by Java Jolt for some Pumpkin Spice lattes. 

9. Shop Local: 
From great boutiques like Willow Tree to Swank, game-day apparel at Red Threads or thrill seeker gear at Gamecock Outfitters, Calhoun County has eclectic shops for everyone!

10. Walk aimlessly around the Museum Complex:
From the Berman World History to the Anniston Museum of Natural History or the new Longleaf Botanical Gardens, the Museum Complex features something for everyone, the scientist, history buff or outdoor enthusiast. 

11. Soak up the Sunset:
From peaks like Chimney Peak in Jacksonville or Cheaha State Park, there's not a bad seat to enjoy fall foliage and sunset, in one place at one time. 

12. Do Fall Things on the Farm: 
Local Farms Like Bennett Farms offer activities like hayrides, petting zoos, trains, mazes, pumpkins and more to their guests. 

13. Scare Family and Friends:
From the Terrortorium to Desoto Caverns and the Haunted Chicken House, nothing says fall like Halloween spooks. 

14. Go for a local winery tour: 
Folks, like White Oak Vineyards, may even let you try the muscadines fresh off the vine, hear how they're harvested and made to wine, and taste the finished products. 

15. Trace the mountainsides:
Nothing says "it's fall" like mountains of fall foliage along the foothills of the Appalachian, so grab the whole family and head to the great outdoors. 

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