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October 4, 2023

Embrace the Season: Fall Activities in Baton Rouge, LA and Surrounding Areas

As the scorching Louisiana summer heat gradually gives way to cooler temperatures, Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas come alive with the vibrant colors and festive spirit of fall. From pumpkin patches to scenic trails, there's no shortage of autumn adventures to embark on in this charming region. In this blog, we'll explore some of the best fall activities that Baton Rouge and its nearby communities have to offer.

Pumpkin Picking:
Kickstart your fall adventures with a trip to a local pumpkin patch. Places like Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch in Hammond or NewSong Community Church in Prairieville provide the perfect setting for a day of family fun. You can pick your own pumpkins, enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, and indulge in delicious seasonal treats like caramel apples.

Corn Mazes:
Lose yourself in the excitement of corn mazes during the fall season. Check out the Corn Maze at Burden or Liuzza Land in Amite City offers an intricate corn maze, along with hayrides, a petting zoo, and a pumpkin cannon. It's an excellent place to challenge your navigation skills while enjoying the crisp autumn air.

LSU Football Games:
Fall wouldn't be complete in Baton Rouge without cheering on the LSU Tigers at a home football game. Join the sea of purple and gold at Tiger Stadium, tailgate with fellow fans, and experience the electrifying atmosphere of college football.

Festivals and Fairs:
Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas host a variety of fall festivals and fairs. Parish Fairs, such as St. George or Most Blessed Sacrament, offer rides, games, live music, and a plethora of delicious fair food. Be sure to check the local event calendars for other autumn festivities.

Outdoor Adventures:
The cooler temperatures make fall the perfect time for outdoor activities. Head to BREC's Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center in Baton Rouge for serene walks along nature trails, where you can admire the changing leaves and spot local wildlife. If you're up for a day trip, visit Tunica Hills in St. Francisville for hiking through the Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area.

Halloween Haunts:
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween by exploring haunted houses, such as the 13th Gate, costume parties, and trick-or-treating events throughout the area like Boo at the Zoo. Many towns, including Baton Rouge, host safe and family-friendly Halloween events that everyone can enjoy.

Home Tours:

The fall weather is the perfect time to get outside and go check out some of those communities you have been interested in. Alvarez Construction has a ton of new communities that will blow you away! In Ascension, check out Parks at Water Oak. In East Baton Rouge, check out Cheval Trails, Dawson Bluff Townhomes, High Cross Townhomes, Highcroft Townhomes, Lake Villas Crossing, Oak Colony, River Hills Farm, Turnstone Landing, The Settlement at Shoe Creek, and Woodstock Park. In Livingston, Dogwood Trace, Eden Way, Juban Gardens, South Creek, and South Haven. In St. Tammany, check out Bedico Creek- Deer Trail Phase III.

Fall in Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas is a time of celebration and outdoor enjoyment. Whether you're picking pumpkins, cheering for the Tigers, or immersing yourself in the natural beauty of the region, there's something for everyone to enjoy during this vibrant season. So, don your coziest sweater, grab a cup of hot apple cider, and make the most of autumn in this charming part of Louisiana.

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