If you’re looking for a different fall experience, why not trade hay rides for a breezy boat ride down the Augusta Canal. You can cruise in open-aired boats with informative guides, passing historic sites such as 19th century textile mills, the Confederate Powder Works and 18th century houses in addition to wildlife along the shoreline. Operated by Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, some cruises include live music on the boats September through November. There are also sunset cruises where you can bring picnic dinners and beverages of your choice.
Photo courtesy of Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau.