Three Must-See Places to Visit in Johns Creek This Fall

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Picturesque views, hiking and biking trails and beautifully maintained parks. A thriving fine arts scene. Small businesses, shops, and restaurants galore.

Johns Creek offers its residents a remarkable sense of community, but any resident will tell you there’s more to it than that.

Johns Creek is home. And it is beautiful any time of year, but fall is a favorite time of year around here. From fall fairs and festivals to local events and hot spots, there is no shortage of things to do in Johns Creek in the coming months.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Take a stroll through the Johns Creek Tunnel

Punjabi, Arabic, Russian, Hebrew and Thai are only a few of the languages represented in the mural that lines the Johns Creek Tunnel.

Completed in April, the pedestrian tunnel is located beneath Medlock Bridge Road, just south of McGinnis Ferry Road. The tunnel features a mural, which was painted by dozens of volunteers working alongside artist Hanif Kureshi.

“The mural features overlapping geometric shapes that symbolize the geography of the city’s community areas,” the city’s web site explains, “and Kureshi’s signature letterforms represent many of the languages spoken by Johns Creek residents.”

Color-changing lights were added to the tunnel in early September, as part of the Johns Creek Convention & Visitors Bureau’s project to enhance the underpass. They will be visible after dark and change throughout the year.

“The color-changing lights give us a unique attraction we can market year-round,” said Lynda Smith, JCCVB Chairwoman. “You might see orange on Halloween or red and green for the holidays. The colorful lights will give visitors a new perspective of the tunnel each time they walk though.”

Peruse handmade goodies at the Johns Creek Arts Festival

More than 130 artisans from all over the country are expected to attend what will be the 7th annual John Creek Arts Festival in October.

The award-winning festival will feature continuous live entertainment featuring local and regional groups, as well as amazing food options "so customers are urged to come hungry," said a press release.

The serene green space across from The Atlanta Athletic Club will showcase the work of painters, pottery makers, folk artists, yard artists and more.

“The annual fall celebration of the arts will certainly be a shoppers’ paradise, and the artisans will delight festival goers with their creativity and imagination,” the event’s web site reads.

The pet-friendly festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 pm. Saturday, Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Enjoy fall colors with Fido at Newton Dream Dog Park

Considered one of the best dog parks in the country, Newton Dream Dog Park is a fenced-in one-acre area featuring artificial turf, sprinklers for dogs to splash around in, obstacles to play on and water fountains for both people and pets.

Located at Newton Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, the park offers separate areas for large and small dogs, along with benches, shelters, a walking trail and shade trees that are certain to deliver on fall color in coming weeks.

John Creek, Georgia: Welcome Home

From the picturesque views to the small-town feel with big-city amenities, Johns Creek is a beautiful place to call home any time of year.

At The Regency at Johns Creek Walk, we are honored to be part of a community like Johns Creek. We embrace the inherent sense of community in all we do, seeking to offer only the best in quality, craftsmanship, and authenticity.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call (770) 495-8000 or visit us online.

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