Fall in our hometown of Franklin, Tennessee is a bit magical. Here are some of our favorite things to do with our kiddos when the temperatures start dipping and the trees begin to put on a show.
“Our family likes to be outside as much as possible during the fall as we know this weather is fleeting. A family fall favorite is a good old fashion hike. We like to take advantage of living so close to the Natchez Trace. Just this past weekend went on a hike and it was full of adventure. We were able to see the wild dinosaurs and tigers and ‘huge mountains.'”–Chelsea
“My favorite fall activity is taking walks. I love so much putting that first jacket on for the season. I love the cool brisk air in the mornings. Our nearby park, Jim Warren, has been my life saver. The boys and I walk there every week, whether for the playground or just to run around by the creek, it’s our favorite stop. The fall brings beautiful weather, so I’m out enjoying it for sure!” –Jenilee
“My favorite fall activity is walking with my family from our house to Downtown Franklin’s Main Street. We call it our ‘Gratitude Walk.’ The leaves are so beautiful and the air is crisp! The best part about the walk, however, is ‘The Pumpkin House.’ It’s an old Victorian home on our Main Street that goes crazy with over the top decorations for holidays. For Halloween there is a huge cut out pumpkin that covers her garage (hence the name The Pumpkin House) and in her garage is a haunted house that kids can go in and out when they please … (it’s not too scary). After we pass that we head to a coffee shop downtown and get a drink and a treat … in our house it’s called “a downtown treat.” We talk about what we are grateful for and just spend good time with one another.”–Lauren
“We love visiting Gentry’s Farm every fall. They open the doors of their historic family farm once a year for hay rides, pumpkin-picking, and so many other fun activities. It’s such a gorgeous spot. We look forward to it all year and every time I’m amazed at how relaxing and fun it is to be on their beautiful farm enjoying the weather. It’s a local treasure and a family tradition.” –Deidra