We love fall in Athens, GA. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit; colorful leaves and crisp air are the hallmark of an autumn Athens. In honor of our beautiful city, we've put together some of our favorite Instagram locations so that you and your friends can get the best pictures of the season!


1. UGA North Campus 

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UGA's North Campus is beautiful year round, but fall tops all other seasons. The shady lawns are sprinkled with leaves, and the sun filters through the trees just right giving you the perfect fall lighting for a photoshoot with your friends. After you get the perfect pictures, take a stroll through downtown to enjoy the excellent weather. It's the perfect weekend activity!

2. Milledge Avenue Baptist Church

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Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, or as locals endearingly call it "The Pumpkin Patch Church," is another great spot to grab pictures for Instagram! Walk along the rows of pumpkins and get lots of candids of your family and friends picking out the biggest ones they can find. On top of getting some great photos, you'll have a great time spending a day in the pumpkin patch!

3. Lake Herrick

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If you love the beautiful fall scenery in Athens, Lake Herrick is the perfect picture taking place for you. Red and gold leaves cover the ground, and their spectacular colors reflect in the lake. Grab a blanket and your camera, and enjoy the crisp fall weather while getting some awesome pictures for you Instagram feed!

4. Washington Farms

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If you're looking to get some artsy shots, candids, or scenery shots for your Instagram, the pumpkin patch and sunflower fields at Washington Farms are for you! Stroll through the fields with your friends to get great photos, and end the night by going through the corn maze. It's the perfect fall weekend activity, and a sure fire way to get lots of likes on Instagram! You can check out times to visit, here


A fall photography session is an awesome way to spend the weekend with friends and family in Athens, and we would love to see all your pictures! Share all your festive pictures with us, and tag us @VisitAthensGa on Instagram and Facebook


All pictures taken by Katie Pilson