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This family farm will have a corn maze, other fall activities this year
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Bottoms Tree Farm will be hosting a myriad of fall activities this year including a five-acre corn maze. Photo courtesy Bottoms Tree Farm.

What: Corn maze, fall activities

When: Noon to 8 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, from Sept. 23 to Oct. 29

Where: Bottoms Tree Farm, 5880 John Burruss Road, Cumming GA, 30040

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After serving Forsyth County and north Georgia families for 25 years, Bottoms Tree Farm will be introducing fall activities in September.

Open since 1997, Bottoms Tree Farm has been providing “excellent Christmas trees,” but the Bottoms family is ready to tackle more autumnal activities.

Nathan Bottoms, part-owner of the farm, said the theme is all about “harvesting new memories.”

“Our theme this year is harvesting new memories at the corn maze at Bottoms Tree Farm,” Bottoms said. “And that’s the whole point of it. If we can serve the community and give them a fun atmosphere in the fall, that’s what we’re going to do. And I think we can.”

Bottoms said there will be a variety of fall activities at the farm, including a kid zone, bonfire pits with s’mores, pumpkin and sunflower picking.

This year, the Bottoms family has been hard at work planting about four acres of corn for a corn maze that will feature two and a half miles of trails.

Bottoms said his son, Charlie, has been the most excited about this venture. The 7-year-old has been going by the name “Corn Maze Charlie” and promoting the venture on social media.

The corn maze will feature a Christmas tree cutout, paying homage to the Bottoms Tree Farm roots.

“There’s going to be no better place to get lost on a perfect fall day than at Bottoms Tree Farm,” he said.

To plant corn and prepare for the season, Bottoms said the family had to buy a corn planter and do a lot of research.

“Luckily we’ve got some good friends of the family that are corn farmers, so we were able to pick their brains [about the process],” Bottoms said.

Bottoms said he had his parents to thank for the success planting the corn field.

He said his mother can “take a bush or flower that’s dead and resurrect it.”

Bottoms said that the new venture would not be possible without the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.

In November, commissioners voted to preserve over 200 acres of farmland in Forsyth County, including the property at Bottoms Tree Farm.

“We definitely thank our commissioners for [the conditional-use permit],” Bottoms said. “They were key to this whole [venture], and it helps you sleep at night knowing that you have the local government backing and supporting your business that you love.”

“Agritourism is something the county wants and something we want to provide,” he said.

Bottoms said he and his family have seen generations of customers stop by each holiday season over the years.

“We had customers that would bring their kids 25 years ago to pick out a Christmas tree,” Bottoms said. “Now, we’re seeing those kids grown up and bringing their own [kids] with their grandparents.”

Bottoms said he hopes families can make new memories at the farm this fall, allowing the tradition to grow.

“It’s home for us, and we’re going to live there and provide a service the community wants as long as the good Lord lets us,” Bottoms said.