Rx: Fall Bucket List


Morgan Wood

Pictured is the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge in Fannin County, Georgia, right outside of Blue Ridge.

It’s that time of year. There are leaves crunching underfoot and cinnamon brooms in the grocery lobbies. Fall is here again. With all the activity in this crisp and vibrant season, it can be hard to decide on the best use of time. Early college applications are coming due. The school year is picking up a faster pace, and students might not have time to try every fall activity in hopes to find the winners. Which activities are worth it, which are not? The Lambert Post prescribes the following fall bucket list activities, all tried and true fall favorites, to ensure the quality time promised by the season.

The Pumpkin Spice Latte

There’s a reason this one’s so popular. Say what you will about trendy drinks, if you haven’t tried the pumpkin spice latte, do. If you’re slammed with homework but still want a taste of fall, good news. It takes no time at all to grab a latte and hit the books. The caffeine might even boost your study session! It’s simple enough to sit in at a café and study or work on college applications while sipping on a seasonal beverage.

Fall is all about spending time with friends and family, though, so if you have extra time, sample some café bonding time. Pumpkin spice lattes could become a new fall tradition for casual hangouts with your friend group. Of course, Starbucks is home to this sweet fall treat, but The Lambert Post also recommends Drēm Waffle and Coffee Bar. The location is perfect for Lambert students and faculty, and they are currently offering a wide range of fall flavors including divine pumpkin waffles (weekends only).

Get your Scare on

Horror flicks are in abundance throughout the fall season thanks to their cultural association with Halloween. The popular reboot of “It” is a perfect scary pastime, already being glorified by many Lambert teens. On a budget? Don’t sweat trying to have a night out at the theatre. Get some friends together and scour Netflix or On Demand for a scary cheap good time.

For those that prefer their scares in person, haunted houses, corn mazes, and theme parks are the place to go. Netherworld , Six Flags’ Fright Fest, and Uncle Shuck’s Farm are some of the classic scary attractions for the Halloween season, featuring rides, scares, food, and fall themes.

So Fear is not your forte?

Then again, not everybody is a fright fan. The Lambert Post has this group covered too. Cagle’s Dairy Farm offers a pumpkin patch for all carving and roasting needs, as well as classic hayrides and bonfires. Cozy up around a bonfire just for you and your friends and get ready to chow down on some s’mores.

If the food theme sounds appealing, apples are abundant in the fall season, and a short drive over to Ellijay is passage into the mystical land of apple picking. Plan a visit to the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, or take a low-key trip to one of Ellijay’s many orchards and stock up on fresh apples to bake into fall’s quintessential apple pie. While it has been previously stated that fall is all about family, sharing, and thankfulness, the hoarding of tasty baked goods is entirely acceptable. Although, if you happen to be feeling generous, an apple pie can be easily tucked into a picnic basket with blankets to accompany a peaceful fall hike at The Indian Seats.

What’s your alter ego?

Alas, the timeless option, dressing up for Halloween, cannot be ignored. Grab some friends and a simple DIY to get in the spirit of the season. Unicorns are really in this year? Whatever your costume of choice, rock it with confidence at home or out at a party.

Did any of this sound like a prescription for the perfect fall? Then, The Lambert Post dares you to pick up the gauntlet: choose your favorite activities or dare to try them all. Post your fall outings on social media, and don’t forget to tag The Lambert Post on Instagram (thelambertpost). Happy fall bucket-listing!