From multiple photo-ops around town, scarecrows around the square and a pumpkin patch or corn maze experience to nature trails surrounding the city square and scenic places to see fall foliage, Forsyth has plenty of festive opportunities for your family adventures this upcoming season!
We have gathered a list of experiences to add to your Georgia road-trip itinerary for fall and you can do so while social distancing! Be sure to share your favorite choice below in the comments.
Hamlin HillsKnown as “Georgia’s Friendliest Family Fun Farm”, Hamlin Hills should definitely be on your must-see list for fall! They have a pumpkin patch open for the season and you can enjoy a family-friendly haunted corn maze every Friday and Saturday night during the month of October. Be sure to stock up on local produce, boiled peanuts and delicious Fat Moon BBQ, jam jellies and moonshine during your visit!
Visit this one-stop-shop at 477 Dames Ferry Road.
(photo from Hamlin Hills FB page)
Fall FoliageGeorgia is full of opportunities to experience the scenic leaves changing throughout the state and the Forsyth area is no different. The walking trails and pet-friendly hiking at one of Forsyth’s six parks and fishing on the Ocmulgee River are great options. You can also plan a picnic at Country Club Park!
(photo by John Belknap)
Family Photo Ops
Wild + Rooted Hair Salon MuralThe team at Wild + Rooted is creative with their hair styles and their salon art. Whether you’re in the need of a haircut or not, you can visit their location and snap an Instagram-worthy photo in front of the beautiful painted mural.
You can find this locally owned salon at 54 N. Jackson Street.
(image from Wild + Rooted FB page)
Jonah’s on Johnston’s Pizza Wings Mural
Jonah’s on Johnston is in the heart of downtown Forsyth and is serving your favorite pizza daily. They also have a very unique photo op on an exterior wall! This brick-oven pizzeria now has a flaming pizza mural and has become very popular with locals and visitors alike!
This locally owned and operated pizzeria is located at 26 E. Johnston Street.
(image from Jonah’s FB page)
Welcome to Forsyth Train Mural
The beautiful welcome mural commissioned by the City of Forsyth was completed in 2017 and aims to inspire pride in locals but is also sure to impress tourists. The art is designed to show off the city’s railroad history and welcome anyone who visits.
You can find this unique photo op located at the corner of W. Johnston and the railroad tracks across from Monroe County Historical Society Museum and Train Depot.
Scoops Ice Cream Shop
Any day with ice cream is a photo-op, in our opinion, but the local owners at Scoops really know how to make it pretty! They have ice cream, homemade sweets and create unique seasonal-themed goodies like pumpkin and Frankenstein chocolate covered strawberries and caramel apples! They also provide giant rocking chairs for a fun photo opportunity in front of this cute shop.
Cure your sweet-tooth at 26 N. Jackson Street.
(image from Scoops FB page)
Are you ready to breathe in the crisp autumn air and stretch your legs? Hit the walking trail located on the historic Tift College 40-acre campus. This location is actually now the Georgia Department of Corrections state offices but it was originally a women’s college founded in 1849. Most of the historic structures have been preserved.
Take a journey through history at 315 Tift College Drive.
(image from county website)
If you’re bringing Fido along with you, be sure to check out the gorgeous pet-friendly trails at High Falls State Park as you take in the views of cascading waterfalls and changing leaves.
This beautiful state park is located at 76 High Falls Park Drive off I-75 exit 198.