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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Lake Guntersville this Fall

The Lake Guntersville area is a hot spot in the summer filled with lake activities galore. But Lake Guntersville in the Fall should definitely be on your bucket list! From pumpkin patches to Fall colors to hiking in the cooler weather, there is something for everyone this Fall.

1. Cornutt Farms

Sunflower Fields at Cornutt Farms

Cornutt Farms in Boaz brings all of the Fall fun you and your family are looking for. They have a sunflower field in September that is perfect for photo-ops and for picking your fall arrangement for your kitchen table. In October, the pumpkin patch opens! Your kids will enjoy finding the perfect pumpkin to take back home to carve. There is also a petting zoo, corn dig, tractor playground, big truck turbo slide, cow trains, bouncy house and other activities for your kids to enjoy as well! Cornutt Farms is open on the weekends September and October. Follow them on Facebook to keep up with hours and admission fees.

2. Boaz Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival is the ultimate Fall festival experience.

A tradition of 57 years sits with the Boaz Harvest Festival. The festival is held the first weekend of October every year, and it brings in thousands of visitors who love all things Fall related. The festival consists of the Miss Boaz Harvest Festival pageant, a cornhole tournament and a car show for starters. Your kids will enjoy face paintings, train rides and playground fun! Vendors will line the streets of Downtown Boaz with goodies from clothing to home décor to your favorite festival foods. There will be live music, too! Get more information here about this year’s Boaz Harvest Festival.

3. Buck’s Pocket State Park

Overlook at Buck’s Pocket State Park

Buck’s Pocket is just one of three state parks in Marshall County, and the park glows with reds, oranges and yellows in the Fall! Jim Lynn Overlook offers canyon-rim views of the state park below that will make you gasp in awe when you see the Fall colors. Leaves tend to change color in late October into early November and varies each year. If you have an ATV, this would be the perfect occasion to check out the ORV trails at the park while you bask in the ambiance of nature’s Fall dance.

4. Lake Guntersville Dam

Eagles perch on a branch.

The Lake Guntersville Dam is a favorite hidden gem of ours. When the gates are open, the water rushing through is a soothing sound that will help you relax on a cool Fall day. Guntersville Dam also boasts in beautiful Fall colors. Take a picnic lunch when visiting the dam to enjoy and bring your hiking boots to take a hike at one of the three hiking trails. Bald eagles can be found soaring nearby, so make sure your camera is ready to capture America’s beauty. Cast a line in the open water to reel in some bass, catfish or brim to top off a Lake Guntersville Dam Fall experience.

5. Horseback Riding at Lake Guntersville State Park               

Fall is the perfect time to try out horseback riding.

Alabama Horseback Adventures offers some of the best horseback riding in the area. There are options from one hour to all day trips! The cooler weather makes this the best time to ride. The guides will guide you and your provided horse through Lake Guntersville State Park and even up a mountain area to see some beautiful views of the lake. Depending on how long your trip is, the team at Alabama Horseback Adventures will feed you pretty much any meal you desire from steaks to Chick-fil-A. To book a horseback adventure, click here.

Whether you are looking for a traditional fall festival or leaves changing colors, you can find it here at Lake Guntersville. Plan your trip today!

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