The leaves are turning. The nights are crisp and clear. The sweaters and light coats are being taken out of storage. The entire world looks and feels more vibrant. Fall is on its way, and along with our most colorful season comes tons of fun-filled activities that you can enjoy with your entire family. I’m so excited about the arrival of fall that I’ve compiled a list of five must-do fall favorites. I hope you enjoy!
Take a fall foliage road trip. Road trips are always fun, but when you add in fall foliage and cooler temperatures, the fun doubles. Try to find a heavily treed area near where you live, and set out sometime in the early evening as the sun is going down. The autumn colors at this time of day seem to explode – as will your affection for this wonderful time of the year.
Decorate your house and porch. As you know, I fully support all forms of creative expression. One of my favorite ways to show creativity is by adding some fun fall flash to my house and porch. This is perhaps the best time of year to use nature’s gifts as decor. With pumpkins, gourds, and more leaves than you’ll ever need, you have a full menu of natural items to choose from.
Go apple-picking. The apple orchard is always a favorite destination for those of us hungry for some fall fun. The home of the apple can be a wonderful place to visit, and if you have a bountiful experience chock full of apple-filled baskets, it can also be a healthy outing. Load up on one of fall’s most popular food items while being sure to soak in what it sure to be a lovely environment.
Go for a late evening walk or bike ride. If you are fortunate enough to live a wooded area, the aforementioned car ride isn’t even necessary. All you have to do is take a walk around your neighborhood. You’ll get plenty of exercise while breathing in perhaps the most refreshing air of the year. Bring a sweater with you, though, just in case the temperature drops during your
Bake, bake, and bake! If you are a fan of the tastes and scents of fall, you are in luck. The fall baking possibilities are almost endless. These are just some of the delicious items that you and family can feast on during autumn: apple muffins, soft pumpkin cookies, cinnamon roll cake, pecan pie, apple pie, and walnut pumpkin pie. Baking can be a great opportunity to spend quality time with your young ones, too, so warm up the oven and begin the baking bliss.
There are countless other things to do during this time of year, so I’m sure you’ll never run out of fun fall festivities. Happy fall, y’all!