The season of autumn evokes thoughts of crisp day, chilly nights, and incredible scenery. What better way to take advantage of Fall than an outing to experience some of the best of what Mother Nature has to offer? No matter whether it's a day trip to a local farm, or a weekend journey to hike the foothills, the autumn activity options in Rutherford county are sure to make your journey memorable.


Pick Your Own Sustenance on a Farm

There's nothing like the autumn harvest to get you in a natural state of mind. Feathered Fox Farm in Green Hill, NC is just outside of Rutherfordton, and a mere 15 minutes from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. The farm offers seasonal produce as well as fresh eggs and the option to stay onsite during your visit in their Bluebird Yurt. Hardscrabble Hollow Farm in Rutherfordton, NC is the perfect spot to go blueberry picking and even make friends with the resident goats. The farm also offers fresh eggs and honey, and even homemade luffa soaps. New Beginnings Farm, also in Rutherfordton, offers not only fresh seasonal produce, eggs, and flowers; it also boasts a beautifully rustic wedding venue that's perfect for anyone wanting to add a bit of agricultural history to their special day.


Take a Beautiful Hike

Hiking in autumn is probably the most picturesque meander through the woods you'll ever take. From easy walking hikes through Morse Park, Dittmer-Watts Nature Trail Park, or the Purple Martin Greenway; to making an exerted hiking effort at Chimney Rock State Park or through Buffalo Creek Park, you're sure to find the perfect hiking experience for everyone in your group. Many trails offer cycling and equestrian routes in addition to walking or hiking, and all are located within easy access of lodging to fit any budget should you decide to make it a full weekend journey. Regardless of where you hike, make sure to stop and take moments to revel in the beauty of the scenery. Autumn is the season of nature's artwork at its most inspiring!


Enjoy the Beauty of Nature Through a Window

Not everyone loves kicking it in the great outdoors, but few people dislike a gorgeous view through paned glass! Drive the Cherry Bounce Trail and marvel at the autumn scenery across the foothills and farmlands, Have lunch at The Old Rock Cafe in Chimney Rock Park or dinner at The Esmerelda Inn & Restaurant in Chimney Rock Village. Both are incredible dining with even more spectacular views. Enjoy a cup of joe at Carolina Moon Coffee overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge, then meander through the boutiques lining main street in Chimney Rock Village along the Riverwalk. You won't be able to turn around without a view of nature at its finest.


Making Memories Rutherford County Style

Autumnal memories don't have to be difficult to obtain. All it takes is a bit of desire and a short car ride over to Rutherford county. From agricultural and outdoor options, to scenic dining and shopping, it's the place to be to view autumn at its most lovely. Make sure to tag us on Instagram with #rutherfordcountync. We can't wait to see what adventures you discover!