Top 5 Things to Do in Dawson County in Fall

Written By: Visitors Bureau

Fausett Farms Sunflowers 

Family-owned farm since 1858. Fausett Farms sunflowers is located just south of Burt’s pumpkin farm and Amicalola Falls in the North Georgia mountains. For 60 years the farm’s main business was poultry farming, which ended in 2011. Now the farm offers 900,000 flowers or 30+ acres of beautiful sunflowers for everyone to come out and experience Mother Nature’s beauty. Opens September 2020.

Burt’s Pumpkin Farm

Come experience the fall season at Burt’s Farm in the secluded North Georgia mountains! The only thing more beautiful than the fall foliage is the sea of orange created by thousands of Burt’s pumpkins. Burt’s Farm has become a cherished fall tradition for thousands of families every year.

Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch 

Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 13-acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a dead-end! Bring the entire family and explore the corn maze, find your perfect pumpkins, shoot the corn cannon, great food and fun, fall decorations, goat walk, jumping pad and more.

Amicalola Falls State Park 

Northeast of Dawsonville, Georgia, on the cusp of the North Georgia Mountains, sits Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. A nature lover’s wonderland, it’s only 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is named after its most treasured feature, Amicalola Falls—a magnificent 729-foot waterfall that’s the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. In the thick of the spectacular terrain, stands Amicalola Falls Lodge—a beacon of comfort, rejuvenation, and true Georgia adventure.

Len Foote Hike Inn

A backcountry lodge, a gateway to the Appalachian Trail, and one of Georgia’s most distinctive state park destinations. From the experienced Appalachian Trail “thru-hiker” to the family seeking a unique weekend getaway, the Hike Inn’s secluded location allows a wide range of people to enjoy the peace and beauty of the mountains without the trappings of modern life.


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