By now you’re probably aware that Labor Day is generally known as the “end of summer”. School is back in session, the coolness is starting to settle in the air, and the sun will set earlier; but despite all of these things, the fun doesn’t have to end just because summer does! There are plenty of ways to keep the good times rolling throughout the upcoming months. So here’s a few ideas and tips to help you totally utilize the oasis in your backyard – even in the fall!
- Go camping! Humidity and mosquitoes are two things that can hold some people back from camping in the south during the summer. When the weather cools down, you’ll be able to kick back and relax without feeling sticky and itchy. Plus, a campfire is great because it’ll keep you warm!
- Go hiking! If you’re a nature lover then I’m sure you’re aware of how absolutely breathtaking the outdoors can be during the autumn months. My all time favorite – the leaves changing colors, brings a new life to the joys of hiking. Whether it’s just around your neighborhood or at a state park, it’s great to get out there and get moving.
- Take a joy ride! One overlooked bonus of the lake in the cooler weather is that it’s less crowded and you have breathtaking scenery all around you!! Less people means easier navigation through the waterways, a more relaxed boat ride, and the water is so calm it looks like glass! I highly recommend unwinding after a long day with a fall boat ride up the Big Tallapoosa to see some of the prettiest foliage around.
- Football! Whether you’re a full-time resident of the area, or if you call this place your second home, I think we can all agree that football is kind of a big deal around here. So if you can’t make it out to your favorite town to tailgate or watch the game up close and personal, what better place to throw a party for the big game than the lake?! I’m sure all of your friends and family will not oppose to celebrating a win (or dealing with a defeat) with a gorgeous view of the water. So no matter what your battle cry may be, it’s definitely something to consider.
- Fishing! If you’ve fished on this lake before you probably have your favorite springtime spots to cast your line, so just simply utilize those same spots in the fall. If you’ve never fished this lake before you should still try springtime areas and tactics. Bass will be coming out of their summer feeding slump. They will be very actively feeding, and the plus side is that they’ll be making a move toward shallow water. source
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