Come experience the splendor of fall with these 5 ways to enjoy the season in LaGrange. The weather calls for outdoor adventures and new ways to kick back and relax.
Considered one of the best-preserved 19th-century gardens in the country, Hills & Dales Estate is the perfect way to enjoy fall weather. The well-designed estate and its pristine grounds were completed in 1916 (many years after the gardens). Thanks to the Callaway family, the estate has provided a century of education and enjoyment to the LaGrange community. Take a walk around the gardens and enjoy the best of Georgia autumn and beautiful changing leaves. Allow at least two hours to tour the estate, there is so much to see! The estate is very family-friendly, they often host children’s adventures and children ages 6 and under are able to enjoy the estate for free.
On October 11th, the Hills and Dales Estate will host its 9th annual “Stories in the Garden,” a free family-friendly storytelling event with light refreshments provided. Celebrate fall by enjoying an afternoon of live music and storytelling underneath the canopy of the estate’s pecan grove. Bring your own blanket or chairs to “social distance” in comfort!
What better way to enjoy a fall evening than to gather around a campfire with the people you love? LaGrange is not lacking in campground options, providing you with access to prime campfire real estate. Pack up the s’more materials, a cozy blanket, and put those boy scout lessons to use.
Here are some campgrounds around West Point Lake with campfire accessibility. Pyne Road Park Campground, Highland Pines Resort & Marina, 3 Creeks Campground and Pine Mountain RV Resort have acres of wooded area to enjoy fall foliage firsthand, lake access to explore, and a variety of camping sites to spend the night under the stars now that the summer heat has made its way out the door.
Taking a walk through our city center is the most dynamic way to enjoy LaGrange. Founded in 1828, the town boasts a rich history and beautiful architecture. When accompanied with fall weather and scenery, it can’t be beaten. Use our new Downtown Walking Tour brochure as a guide to make sure you don’t miss anything!
One of the first stops on the tour, Lafayette Square is the heart of historic downtown LaGrange. Named after American Revolutionary War hero and French aristocrat Marquis de LaFayette, the picturesque square and fountain are the perfect spot to enjoy our city and spend time outside with the cooler fall temperatures.
Great Wolf Lodge is always a good idea. The indoor water park is heated to 84 degrees all year-round, so the weather outside is never a worry. The park is annually decked out in fall decorations allowing you to celebrate the season with 93,000 square feet of water attractions. Give your children a break from the back-to-school grind and yourself a break from working at home by a day of family-friendly fun at the park. While there is no off-season at Great Wolf, fall is not to be missed in our books!
Without the thickness of summer or the chill of winter, fall is arguably the best time to be outside in LaGrange. Lakeside Trails cover 11 miles of terrain available to explore on foot or bike. With areas along the way to take a break and enjoy the view, take advantage of the trail, and the beautiful West Point Lake. Nature-lovers, adventure enthusiasts, amateur and advanced bikers, and hikers will find something to love about spending an autumn day on the trails!
With fall foliage on full display and moderate temperatures back at last, don’t miss the opportunity to explore new parts of LaGrange, Georgia and enjoy autumn to its fullest!
We’ve taken the fuss out of planning a trip. Below you’ll find a few itineraries that will guide you to a memorable experience in LaGrange.