3 beloved fall traditions we can’t wait to try in Birmingham

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When you find the perfect pumpkin, you’ll know it. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Time to pull out your flannel shirts, Birmingham, fall is here! In honor of the pumpkin and spice latte season, we’ve selected 3 beloved fall traditions we can’t wait to try in Birmingham. Read on to find out more!

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1. Pick a pumpkin from a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a fun fall activity to try on the weekend? You can’t go wrong heading to a local pumpkin patch! Rides in covered wagons, petting zoos, inflatables and more can be found at your favorite local pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to choose your favorite pumpkin!

This year we took a ride in a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 from Birmingham at The Great Pumpkin Patch. Located in Hayden, Alabama, The Great Pumpkin Patch is a 45-minute drive from Birmingham. Fortunately, the 2020 GLE350 had enough room to carry the 20 pumpkins we chose!

Click here to find out more about 5 must-see pumpkin fields near Birmingham this fall!

2. Watch the leaves change

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What could be better than taking a scenic drive in Oak Mountain State Park? Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

There is no better time to take in the beauty of Birmingham’s public parks than in the fall, all of you. Whether you’re hiking, mountain biking, or even taking a scenic walk, Birmingham’s parks offer stunning views of fall foliage.

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I can’t wait to see these beautiful colors again. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Our recommendations ? It’s hard to go wrong with these views:

  • Peavine Falls at Oak Mountain State Park
  • Grace’s Gap Overlook at Red Mountain Park
  • View of Hawk at Ruffner Mountain

Click here to read more about five places you can watch the leaves change here in Birmingham! And if you need a new vehicle to get there, click here to view the inventory at Mercedes-Benz Birmingham!

3. Go hiking / camping

With the summer heat finally dissipating, there’s no better time to go camping than fall. Since most of Alabama’s 21 state parks have modern, easy-to-use campgrounds as well as traditional campgrounds, it’s easy to plan a camping trip for all skill levels!

Located just 20 miles from the city center, Oak Mountain State Park is the perfect weekend getaway for Birminghamers wanting to explore the great outdoors. Click here to book a campsite at Oak Mountain State Park, and click here for a full list of state park campgrounds on the Alabama State Parks website.

Click here to learn more about planning the perfect fall camping trip to Birmingham.

How are you going to celebrate the fall season?

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Getting to The Great Pumpkin Patch is one of our favorite fall traditions. What’s yours ? Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Whether it’s picking pumpkins, observing the changing fall scenery, throwing a birthday party, or whatever, there are so many ways to celebrate fall in The Magic City.

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What’s your favorite fall tradition? Tag us @bhamnow to let us know!

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