6 Fall Activities for Seniors in Atlanta, Georgia

Autumn has arrived across the country, and although the South still enjoys warmer temperatures, there are still plenty of opportunities to take advantage of autumn traditions. If you are looking for fall activities in Atlanta, you can quickly fill your calendar over the next few months. Whether you like music, crafts, or time spent outdoors, here is some inspiration for your upcoming weekend plans.


Enjoy a Festival

Atlanta boasts a full calendar of festivals throughout October and November, providing you with opportunities to try something new or see something different before the holiday hustle and bustle. Try your hand at being a foodie judge at the Atlanta Chili Cookoff, or check out some Scottish traditions at the Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival.

See the Sights of Fall

What would autumn be without the chance to view some spectacular pumpkins? Head out to Stone Mountain for its annual Pumpkin Festival, complete with storytelling and trick-or-treating for the grandkids. You can even check out a pumpkin patch right in the heart of the city by visiting Tradition Trees (they have Christmas trees in December, too!).

Enjoy an Autumn Beverage

Looking for a bit of pumpkin spice goodness or a mug of warm apple cider? Visit any of Atlanta’s local coffee shops for a delicious beverage and a seasonal treat. Wondering where to start your search for the perfect autumn-inspired drink? Here’s a list of locally owned shops that gives you an excellent excuse to try a bit of everything.

Head Outdoors

There’s nothing quite like autumn weather and colors to inspire nearly anyone to pull on their tennis shoes and head out for a walk. Cascade Springs Nature Preserve offers scenic views of the city, while the Northside Trail offers great birdwatching and photo opportunities. You can even try your luck at a corn maze within a quick drive through the city.

Take a Haunted Tour

Whether you believe in tales of spirits and hauntings or not, taking a haunted tour of Atlanta is a spooktacular way to learn the history of our city. There are many companies to choose from, including Roswell Ghost Tour’s offerings and flashlight history tours of the Oakland Cemetery

Bring the Grandkids

Atlanta offers family-friendly events throughout the year and the fall season is no exception. Grab your grandkids and head out to enjoy trick-or-treating events, haunted houses for the big kids, or a magic show.

Are you inspired to explore Atlanta this autumn yet? Getting out and about is not only fun, but it can also improve your physical and emotional health. Trying new things, meeting new people, and moving your body can make you feel great, no matter your age. If you are seeking friends and opportunities to explore the Atlanta area with, consider senior living. 

Arbor Terrace at Cascade offers our residents an engaging calendar full of activities and events all year long. Seniors who call our community home have the opportunity to learn new things, try new things, and meet new friends every day. Call us to set up your tour today, and catch a glimpse of what life can look like in a thriving senior living community like Arbor Terrace at Cascade.

Shay Martin-Williams

About the Author: Shay Martin-Williams

With a MBA/Health Administration degree, Shay has over 15 years of experience in healthcare. She is a resource and advocate for seniors.

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