Day 1: Vibrant colors and history of LaGrange
- Soak up fall colors at a historic estate
- Learn about paranormal activity that fills our downtown
- Discover seasonal finds from local shops
Hills & Dales Estate is a century-old home designed to flow gracefully into its gardens—a series of dwarf boxwood parterres planted by Sarah Ferrell that have adorned the terraces of the hill for more than 175 years. From vibrant leaves and beautiful blooms, fall welcomes colorful new changes to the historic property. During October and November, the beautifully-manicured gardens feature sasanqua, tea olive, pansies, camellias and more!
The cooler temps make October and November a prime time to explore downtown LaGrange. From antique stores to boutiques and specialty shops, our local offerings boast excellent selections worth an afternoon browse. With seasonal merchandise out, you can score some unique fall decor! There are multiple delicious eateries nearby when it's time to refuel! Find options including burgers, pizzas, hibachi and more. If you're in need of a caffeine boost, take a break at Sweet Roast Cafe and cozy up with a cup of joe and maybe a pastry or two!
Embrace the spooky season with LaGrange's very own ghost tour! Beginning at Legacy Museum on Main, the Strange LaGrange Walking Tour is filled with stories of the paranormal activity that has been reported in our downtown. Southern spirit guide Lewis Powell takes guests on a journey making stops at LaGrange Art Museum, City Hall, Taste of Lemon and more!
Surrounded by changing trees and an expansive lawn, Callaway Memorial Tower is picturesque year-round. In the fall, the leaves of the massive ginkgo trees begin to change which only enhances the beauty. Pick up a meal from a local restaurant to enjoy a picnic and admire the scenery! While you're here, take advantage of the gorgeous backdrop and capture some photos to remember your autumn getaway in LaGrange!
LaGrange Farmers Market is the go-to for fresh, local produce. During the fall, delicious apples, figs, gourds, beets, eggplant and other great seasonal fruits and vegetables are ripe and ready to be purchased. While visiting, don't forget to find the perfect pumpkin for carving or decoration!
Wild Leap features a continually evolving assortment of ales, IPAs, goses, stouts and porters, as well as their own in-house crafted vodka and specialty, craft cocktails for those desiring a beverage with a little more kick. With a spacious outdoor courtyard, yard games and the founders' panache for throwing themed parties, the environment at Wild Leap is built for a good time. This season, you can expect fall-inspired beverages and a spooky bash for the books.