The kids are back in school. The weather is cooler. The trees are changing colors. Yep, Fall has officially arrived! And it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that Fall has to offer. It won’t be long before Old Man Winter starts blowing in that cold air.
Five Fall Favorites For Outdoor Fun
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air, to get outside and sample Mother Nature’s bounty. And to inspire you to get outdoors on your own Fall adventure, here’s our family’s five favorite Fall outdoor activities. Each activity is perfect for outdoor adventurers of any age, and budget friendly too!
1. Channel Your Inner Pirate With Geocaching
The cooler Fall temperatures make for perfect geocaching adventures. Geocaching is also a great activity to keep the littler ones engaged and having fun outdoors, because who doesn’t love to hunt for hidden treasure? Got older kid? No problem! They have just as much fun as the younger kids. Have the older kids create their own Travel Bug and set it free. Then watch where it goes.
Ready to channel your family’s inner pirate? Learn more about Geocaching at Geocaching – Your Family’s Weekend Fun.
2. Explore Under A Canopy of Colorful Leaves
What’s more iconic than strolling through a tree covered trail? Hiking not your speed? Then get the mountain bikes out for a colorful ride across leaf strewn trails and creeks. A little less adventurous? Take a drive down a country road, winding your way through a symphony of colors.
Whether it’s by hike, bike, or car, it’s time to get out and experience Mother Nature’s colorful tribute to Fall. For more information on finding your perfectly leafy trail, check out Be A Peeper – Find A Trail Today.
3. Taste The Sweetness Of Fresh-Picked Apples
The best tasting apples are those that are fresh picked right from the orchard. And what better way to ensure you have the freshest apples than to pick them yourself? Nothing could be sweeter! So go on, get yourself to the local apple orchard and pick your own fresh apples. Pick a few extra and bake an apple pie. Yum!
Don’t forget to have a cup of fresh squeezed apple cider while you are there. Need help finding an apple orchard near you? Perhaps Pick Your Own or Orange Pippins Orchards Directory can help direct you to a local orchard.
4. Pick Your Own Halloween Worthy Pumpkins
What’s more symbolic of Fall than a colorful cache of pumpkins on your front porch? And what better way to ensure you have the freshest, perfect pumpkins for your front porch than to pick them up right from the source!
Don’t forget to enjoy a hayride while you’re at the pumpkin patch! Find a pumpkin patch near you at PumpkinPatchesAndMore.org.
5. Get Lost in an Amazing Corn Maze
Whether exploring by daylight or flashlight, with big kids or little kids, corn mazes are so much fun! Looking for a spookier Fall adventure? Take on a haunted corn maze challenge. Definitely not for the feint of heart.
Finding our way through the local corn mazes is our family’s new-found Fall favorite! We just experienced our first corn maze, and wonder why we hadn’t done it before. Find a corn maze near you at Pumpkin Patches And More or The Amazing Maize Maze.
Where Are You Enjoying the Outdoors This Fall?
Take advantage of the cooler weather before Old Man Winter storms in. Whether it’s one of our family favorites or your own family favorite, just get out and enjoy!
What’s your favorite Fall outdoor activity? Where will you be heading this weekend? Let us know in the Comments section below.
Image Attribution: C.Biederman, Fall Leaves (Michael Gil via Flickr), Apples (Erin via Flickr), Pumpkin Patch (KamAbbott via Flickr), Corn Maze Kids (SMBMSP via Flickr)