For many people, fall is the epitome of seasons in the mountains. The way the angled light hits all the dimensions of the landscape makes the colors more bold, the shadows more mysterious, the water more glistening, and the breath a little deeper. You start to smell wood smoke from people’s stoves in the morning and evening. Squirrels, deer and bear are very busy feeding on the abundance of acorns and nuts in our ecosystem. Hiking can be a majestic experience in the fall, followed by an evening soak in the Hot Springs… what a treat!
Local fall events include a September Brew Fest at the Hot Springs Campground, a county fair in Marshall, molasses cooking from locally raised sorghum, and all the leaf peeping your heart could desire. The local Saturday farmer’s market runs through October.