There are many ways to enjoy fall in North Carolina. Check out these top five activities for creating memories with loved ones as the leaves change colors across the state.

All about apples

Millstone Creek Orchards offers a return to nature at this family-owned, U-pick farm experience. For almost two decades, they have been connecting visitors with seasonal produce like berries, peaches, pecans, apples, and pumpkins. Plan to make memories with your family when you tour the 80-acre property featuring a fishing pond, a covered porch, and tasty apple cider — served hot, cold, slushed, and in delicious donut form. Make sure to take home local goodies from the Apple Barn Country Store.

Get scared

A tradition that began in 1985 with a group of teenage boys and a game of dare, Spookywoods is now recognized as one of the scariest scream parks in America by From the moment you arrive at Kersey Valley Attractions, the 13 themed sets make you fair game to each haunted creature on the property. Encounter special effects of light, sound, smell, dense atmosphere, air pressure, and liquid.

Spooky Bottom Haunted Trail is the state’s newest haunted trail and the 2020-21 Victim’s Choice Best Haunt in the Carolinas by This backwoods fear experience is intense, with no mechanical props or Hollywood horror — just your imagination.