Fall is an awesome time of year. The season is changing. Mornings are cool and crisp. Leaves are changing colors. Fall is the time for pumpkin spice and everything nice. There are so many fun fall activities that you can do with your loved ones to soak in and enjoy the new season.
It’s a fun time to get together with friends and families and celebrate as the year comes to a close.
In this blog post, I’ll share some fun, free fall activities you can do with your loved ones this season. Have fun and create some memories together!
1. Go For A Scenic Drive
With the change of the seasons, the autumn leaves drop and change colors. Depending on where you live, this may be beautiful to see. You’ll see beautiful trees changing colors and you can cruise through the neighborhoods admiring the change of the seasons.
Some neighborhoods also like to decorate with elaborate Halloween and Christmas decorations. You can go for a scenic drive and see which homes have the most elaborate and fun decorations.
2. Get Lost In A Corn Maze
Corn mazes are so fun and they can be a great way to use your problem-solving skills. Most of the corn mazes I’ve seen have been at pumpkin patches or held at local events where they host fall activities for families and kids. A quick search in your local area can help you find a fun corn maze to get lost in.
It can also make a great photo op for the season too.
3. Hitch A Ride On A Hayride
You can visit a local farm and catch a ride on a hayride. They’re a fun way to tour the farm and soak in all the fall festivities.
4. Visit A Local Farmer’s Market
Visiting the local farmer’s market isn’t just something fun to do during the summer. There are a lot of seasonal produce that you can enjoy such as squash, pomegranates, figs, apples, and pumpkins.
Support your local businesses and farmers, pick up some fresh produce, and get ingredients to make a delicious and warm soup for dinner.
5. Go On A Fall Hike
With the cooler and breezier mornings, I enjoy hiking in the fall. It’s a lot cooler so you can hike longer without feeling too overheated. And if you get hot, you can just remove some layers of clothing as you hike. Granted, you applied bug repellant and sunscreen beforehand.
Pick a new trail that you haven’t been to for your fall hike. You may even see some seasonal plants and flowers along your hike during this season that you normally wouldn’t see if you hiked in the spring or summer.
6. Collect Some Autumn Leaves
While you’re going for your hike, collect some yellow, golden, orange, and rust-colored leaves. You can also collect some pinecones. The colors are beautiful with the change of the season and you can see how many different colors you collect along your hike.
7. Make Some Autumn Artwork
There are a lot of different artworks that you can do with the leaves, sticks, and pine cones that you collect along your hike. You can use them to make an autumn wreath. Or you can paint with them. You can also use them to frame around a picture or make a bird feeder.
Use your imagination and get creative!
8. Go Apple Picking
Visit a local orchard or farm and go apple picking. Fall is the season for the freshest, juiciest, and biggest apples. It will be a fun opportunity to get outside, smell the crisp air, and pick some fresh apples that you can enjoy whole later or in a recipe.
9. Bake Some Apple Treats
With all of the apples that you just got done picking, I’m sure you’ll have plenty left over to use. You can use them to bake some delicious apple treats. And there’s nothing like the smell of warm apple cinnamon baking in the oven.
You could try baking a whole apple pie, individual apple pies, an apple cobbler, or apple crisp. There are so many different delicious recipes to try.
10. Go To A Pumpkin Patch
Of course, I couldn’t write this post without throwing in a visit to the pumpkin patch. I feel like visiting a pumpkin patch is one of the ultimate fall things to do. It just screams fall is here and Christmas is right around the corner.
Grab some cute pumpkins, snap some fun pictures, and strike a pose with the scarecrow in the pumpkin patch. Afterward, you can enjoy a pumpkin spice latte or grab lunch at a local restaurant nearby.
11. Carve / Paint Pumpkins
Carving, painting, and decorating pumpkins are fun activities that you can do together. It’s a great bonding activity that encourages creativity and imagination. You can talk, laugh, and decorate your pumpkins together. Then decide where you will display your festive decorations around your home.
12. Enjoy Some Pumpkin Spice Together
Fall is the time for pumpkin spice and everything nice. Grab some comfy pillows, your warm fuzzy throw blanket, an easy reading book, and your pumpkin spice latte. It’s time to sit back, relax, sip, and savor your pumpkin spice latte. You can also use this time to indulge in some self-care. Spray on some extra whipped cream for flavor and sprinkle some extra cinnamon and nutmeg to enhance those pumpkin flavors.
13. Halloween Movie Marathon
Since the weather is getting colder and the nights are getting longer, having a Halloween movie marathon may be the perfect way to stay in, keep warm, and have something to do.
You can binge a bunch of different Halloween-themed movies.
If you’re into those horror classics, you can watch IT, Chucky, and Saw. And if you like easy, funny Halloween comedies, then Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters, and Beetlejuice may be for you. Either way, have fun with it and binge on some Halloween movies while enjoying some apple and pumpkin-flavored treats.
14. Bake Some Fall-Flavored Treats
Baking is a fun fall activity that you can use to bond with your loved ones. And who doesn’t love the smell of something fresh baking in the oven? It makes your whole kitchen smell so delightful. Some delicious recipes that you can try baking are apple pie, peach cobbler, pumpkin pie, and chicken pot pie.
I hope that you’ll get an opportunity to get out and enjoy the fall season with the cool, crisp mornings and cozy up next to your loved ones.
Let me know in the comments below what fall activities you enjoy doing with your loved ones. And if you enjoyed this blog post, don’t forget to like and share it with others too!