Fall is In Season Around Stokes County, North Carolina

Stokes County, NC.

This October, discover a Stokes County State of Mind on a leaf peeping drive, windows down enjoying a kaleidoscopic show of vibrant auburn, yellow and red coloring unique to the Piedmont Triad areas of North Carolina. Take the less traveled path on rural roadways where the only traffic jam you may encounter is that of a tractor heading out to the field. Cast a reel at the Hanging Rock Lake, sit back to admire the colorful array reflecting onto the water, as you catch the largest trout of a recent re-stock. 

Those tractor traffic jams are a key to rural farm life in central parts of the state and make up the lifestyles of many farm families who host agritourism events throughout the year and especially in the Fall. Local Farm events held in the fall and winter months when work on the farm is at a minimum, greatly benefit those visiting because it allows the families who own the farms to invite you to their property for unique special events and activities.

Visit Walnut Cove and make your way to Armstrong Artisan Farm, located at 1499 Brook Cove Road, Open all month in its fifth year the Armstrong family, led by Jessica and Austin the annual Corn Maze is one of the biggest in North Carolina. Featuring a map of stokes county with many major roads named, two bridges and the Dan River represented throughout. This year they wanted to represent the farm and county for all visitors to enjoy. Activities here are family friendly with the larger Stokes County maze, and the smaller maze with families of small kids and strollers. So families of all sizes and ages can come and enjoy the mazes. Other than the maze enjoy a wide range of activities with hay ride that will take you through pumpkin patches to pick pumpkins. Petting Zoo, Chicken Area, Jumping Pillow, Corn Pit and several other games too.

A drive into the City of King will lead you by Robertson Family Farm, located at 390 Mountain View Road, where you will pass the families roadside Farm Stand that has been so well known for fresh strawberries in the summer. Pick out the Greatest Pumpkin from fairy tale variety to jack-o-lantern pumpkins all grown on the farm, priced $2-10. Grab the perfect selfie in the Sunflower Patch where admission is $3 and sunflowers $1 per stem. New this year is the Robertson Corn Maize featuring a tricky path over a half mile in length, can you beat the record time of 30 minutes from Start to End? Food Trucks on Saturday’s and open until October 20th.

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think. www.hangingrock.com

The perfect mountain getaway, closer than you think. Experience hiking trails, waterfalls, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing and more. Enjoy a leisurely float down the Dan River by canoe, kayak, paddleboard, or tube. www.hangingrock.com