the beauty of the Fall Season in the Highlands of Alabama!
Recommended by Southern Living as an Autumn Destination!
Named in 2003 by Today Show Travel Editor Peter Greenberg as a top 5
destination for Fall Color in America!
Welcome to Lookout Mountain
Alabama, where Mother Nature has set the stage for a spectacular Autumn
season! Autumn mountain breezes whisper through the trees in September,
inviting you to sit a spell and enjoy the change in seasons. A hint of color
usually begins to appear in late September or early October and lasts well into November.
Check out the
current fall foliage and plan to join us for a day, or better yet,
overnight! Travel our 93-mile scenic Lookout Mountain
Parkway, Highway 75 on Sand Mountain and Highway 11 in the valley
of these two mountain ranges for some of the most beautiful scenery in the
we suggest a scenic drive??
Get lost in the mountains of
Northeast Alabama. Really! Come travel some of DeKalb County's 778 square
miles and you will want to lose yourself in the rugged beauty of the land.
The mountains lend to the landscape of rolling hills, rural farmland,
country roads, picturesque valleys, pristine waterfalls, canyons, lakes and
Let our staff help you plan a travel itinerary to the best places on
Lookout Mountain and throughout DeKalb County so you can take in all the
fall color. Whether you want to ride, hike, bike or take a leisurely walk
through the woods, we have the perfect suggestion that will make you glad
you spent time during this Autumn Season in Lookout Mountain Alabama!
See...Just for the Fun of It!
Events for the Fall Season
September 22 - November 10
Down on the Farm Opening Make memories with your
family that will last a lifetime. Our farm has
something for all ages. You'll experience hours of
enjoyment including a relaxing tractor pulled hayride to
the 30 acre pumpkin patch. Get lost in our 6 acre corn
maze. Enjoy petting and feeding our animals. Pack a
picnic lunch or order from our snack bar. We look forward to seeing you. Tuesday -
Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and
Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 256-638-6200 or 256-899-6227
September 22 – November 3
Awe Shucks Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
Open Seasonal! Great time for the family to come out and
enjoy some fun. New for 2012 we have a tricycle race
track, maze games. We also have a 5 acre cornmaze,
pumpkin painting, kids corner and so much more!
Located in the heart of Dogtown, Alabama. See You Soon!
2040 County Road 89, Fort Payne. Hours are Saturday 10
a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
October 4 - November 3
Moose Lodge Haunted Barn The Haunted
Barn is a two level complex filled with excitement and
cold chills as you make your way through the maze of
terror and blasted by the hard rock theme music that
permeates the walls of the barn. All proceeds go to the
Children's Advocacy Center and help with the Christmas
for Kids. EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 7:30PM
TILL THE SCREAMS STOP 256-996-4866
October 20 – 21 The 28th Annual Mentone
Come and enjoy the Fall season at the annual Mentone
Colorfest. Sponsored by MAAC and MAPA, this event is
filled with arts, crafts, great food, live
entertainment, childrens' play area and much more. It is
held at Mentone Mason Park and downtown Mentone on
Saturday and Sunday. 256-634-4548
October 26 Spooky Movie Night Under the Stars
Come and enjoy a movie under the stars. DeSoto State
Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground(gate
will open 30 minutes before movie starts) 7 p.m. Free &
open to the public; Seating is limited, so bring your
own comfortable camp chair or blanket if you wish. In
case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in
the large Pavilion in DeSoto’s Picnic Area 256-997-5025
October 27 Family Fun
Day At The Pocket Come join us for great
entertainment and fun at Buck's Pocket State Park. We
will have live music, food for everyone and games for
the kids. We will be accepting donations to go towards a
new playground for the park. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 27 Growing Up WILD for Preschool Children: Mask
Making Join Canyon Center staff and volunteers every
fourth Saturday of the month for fun nature and art
programs for preschool age children. Little River Canyon
Center; 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. No fee; some programs may
have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged.
October 27 Creepy Critters Show Scaly!
Slimy! Ugly! Scary! Join Dan Spaulding from the Anniston
Museum of Natural History for a showing of some creepy
crawly critters at this fun program. Children will
squeal & adults will squirm! DeSoto State Park's Nature
Center(Next to the Country Store) 12 Noon. Free to the
Public; Great for all ages! Seating is limited.
October 27 River Rhythms: Mask Making Join Canyon
Center staff and volunteers every fourth Saturday of the
month for fun nature programs including hikes, crafts,
games, nature talks, activities and more. Little River
Canyon Center; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. No fee; some programs
may have limited space so pre-registration is
October 27 A Haunted
Village The Mentone Log Cabin Village
will be hosting a Halloween Haunted Village. They will
have a costume contest, ghost stories, great prizes & so
much more. Come and check it out. 1 p.m.
October 27 Spookapalooza Games
At DeSoto State Park Join
DSP staff & volunteers for a great afternoon of fun &
games; Pumpkin Decorating, Halloween Bingo, rub-on
tattoos, & more! Area around Pavilion in DeSoto State
Park’s Improved Campground. 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Free
to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025
October 27 Trick or Treating
At DeSoto State Park Wear
your favorite costume if you wish! Candy stations are
located through-out the campground. Meet at DeSoto State
Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground before
starting trick or treating. 3:30 p.m. Open to the
October 27 Storytellin’ Campfire Talk: Spooks in the
Valley Fun farm-raised folklore from JSU Field
Schools’ Renee Morrison and her aunt Jenny Whitman.
DRESS WARMLY! DeSoto State Park Large CCC Pavilion
(across the road from Nature Center) 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free and fun for all ages. 256-997-5032
October 31 RTI Trunk
or Treating Rainsville Technology will
be hosting a trunk or treat in their parking lot. Bring
all the trick or treaters ny and enjoy. Open to the
public. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 256-638-9760