Leaves are changing color, the days are shorter and nights are cooler which can only mean that fall is finally here! There’s plenty to do to make the most of the season while it’s here. Grab your favorite sweater and boots and head outdoors for some fall family fun.

Wild Animal Safari

You don’t have to travel far for an exotic one-of-a-kind experience. Just south of Lagrange, GA, you’ll find Wild Animal Safari, a 500-acre drive-through zoo, with over 550 animals and over 70 species. You can rent a zebra van or drive your own car through the winding trail throughout the park. The animals will flock to your windows with an appetite so don’t forget to buy plenty of grass pellets when you arrive!

After your drive, you can meet birds and reptiles on a self-guided walk. There is a restaurant on site with tons of options making for a perfect outing for groups big and small. For additional savings Wild Animal Safari has seasonal specials and offers military discounts that are good for the whole family—you can thank us later!

Picnic Lunch & Playgrounds

There’s something special about a fall picnic with family and friends. If you need a perfect spot, there are plenty around West Point Lake. Traverse the trails to find that ideal patch of grass or you can plan ahead by booking a lakeside picnic table. Kids can enjoy the nearby playgrounds for all-day fun. Don’t forget to pack your fishing poles and kayaks for lakeside activities! Leashed dogs are also welcome, so the whole family can take advantage of the fall season to the fullest.

Pumpkin Patch

Fall isn’t done right without a trip to the pumpkin patch! Abbottsford Farms has everything you need for a perfect autumn outing with the family. This U-Pick style pumpkin patch is a short 15-min drive from LaGrange, GA. Stop by the farm store for fresh vegetables sold by the bushels, baked goods and pork skins that are fried daily. There are also treats for the kids, like caramel apples and pumpkin-shaped cookies!

Dinner at Milano’s

Looking for delicious pizza, amazing pastas, and a dining experience that makes you feel like family? You’re going to want to check out Milano’s Pizza! Milano’s is a family owned and operated pizza and Italian restaurant serving tons of delicious homemade dishes and decadent desserts. Be sure to dine in because nothing beats Italian food on crisp fall day except a slice of pizza with an even crispier crust!

Hog Heaven

If it’s the Best BBQ in Troup County you crave then Hog Heaven is exactly where you’ll want to be. Stop by for family dining sure to please and enjoy amazing BBQ and an assortment of sides like how your grandmother used to make. Hog Heaven has specials throughout the week that you don’t want to miss. The patio has an awesome firepit so order a beer or a cocktail for a perfect fall evening. You can even dine in buffet style at the Red Rooster. Pro tip: the chicken and dressing is a must try!

Stargazing on West Point Lake

These days the sun sets earlier which makes it easier than ever to add an out-of-this-world stargazing experience to your day. Head out to West Point Lake during the day to catch stunning sights of stars and shooting stars if you’re lucky. Stay at one of the dozens of campgrounds nearby to make s’mores with your family and friends and create memories you’ll never forget.

RV Resort & Marina

The perfect place to watch the changing of the seasons is right in the middle of it. A place like Highland Pines RV Resort & Marina provides an immersive fall getaway that’s close to home. Book a rental boat and take in the breathtaking sights of West Point Lake in autumn or explore one of the walking trails. Bring your RV or stay in one of the many cabin types all equipped with free internet, full kitchens, and cable. You can stream all your favorite spooky movies in the woods-if you’re brave enough!

There are so many things to do in the fall nearby that’s sure to beat any cabin fever. Fall won’t be here forever, so go outside and enjoy the season!