Autumn is here with changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and plenty of traditions to partake. From at-home to outdoor fall activities, I've gathered a list of all my seasonal favorites.
Visiting an apple orchard can be a nostalgic yearly tradition as well as a full-day experience knocking off several items on your fall bucket list. Picking apples is also a great fall date idea where you can go for a hayride and drink apple cider with doughnuts.
Go Through a Corn Maze
Most apple farms have corn mazes as an added attraction. Have a friendly competition by splitting into teams to see who can complete it faster.
Make Caramel Apples
After Loading up from the apple orchard, melting caramel on this fruit is a must. I use this caramel apple kit for an easy DIY experience.
Stop in at your local pumpkin patch to have some fun creating art.
Have a Coffee Tasting
Invite a few friends over and brew some seasonal flavors you want to try. Everyone can bring their own autumn favorite or order this sampler ahead of time.
Go for a Leaf Peeping Road Trip
Spend the day driving to the best neighborhoods for fall foliage.
Attend the State Fair
Check to see when your state's fair is and if it's something close by or that you can turn into a weekend trip.
Plan a Hike
Early fall can be a lovely time to hike. Pick a destination and go for a quick weekend getaway.
Light up that fire pit, sit and talk with loved ones, and maybe even make some s'mores.
Run a Marathon
Now that the weather is simmering down from the heat, stay in shape by signing up for a marathon.
Take a Walk on the Beach
A stroll in the sand may not be where your mind goes when thinking of autumn, but with cooler weather, this can be a relaxing and inexpensive outing.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Need some fun entertainment? Put together a scavenger hunt. You can download our pre-made list here.
Decorate Your Front Porch
There's nothing like changing out your home decor to get you in a festive spirit. Make it a family outing to pick up a few new things and head back home to set it up.
Bake Pumpkin Muffins
There are so many ways to use pumpkin in muffins. Test a few versions and find your favorite.
Go to the Market for Fall Fruits and Vegetables
See what's in season and grab some fresh fruits and veggies that you haven't tried before. It's also the perfect time to experiment with new recipes for Thanksgiving.
Make Homemade Soups
Plan to try a new seasonal soup each week. I'm currently working on a butternut squash soup for my family to enjoy when they visit.
Make Jam or Fruit Butter
Apple cider, pumpkin, raspberry, pear, and fig all make great flavors for creating fruit butter and jams. Are you having trouble knowing where to start? Purchase a digital download for a recipe, like this pumpkin butter one.
Prep Your Holiday List
This one may only seem exciting to the well-organized. Even so, planning your gift list and setting a budget for everyone on it will help relieve the holiday stress that comes with each season. Download my holiday gift planner to get you started.
I hope these suggestions help you enjoy the season, and I'd love to read your favorite fall traditions in the comment section below.
Until next time,
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