5 Fun Fall Activities

As fall comes around, my mind moves from beaches and flip-flops to sweaters and changing leaves. Not only do I love fall because of the beauty it brings, but also because it floods my mind with so many great memories. I am reminded of fall festivals, hayrides, and jumping in giant piles of leaves with my neighbors. Along with these memories comes my urge to make even more memories by doing ALL the fall things. If you’re like me and don’t want to miss a single second of the fall fun, here’s a list of some staples of the season that you can’t miss:

1. Hayrides and Pumpkin Patches

Nothing says fall like hayrides and pumpkin patches. Take a ride and enjoy the newly painted leaves and pick out pumpkins to carve later. You can even have a photoshoot along the way to capture memories and get some fresh pictures for Facebook.

2. Bonfires

Bonfires are great in the summer, but they’re even better in the fall when there is a cool breeze that pairs well with a warm fire. I love gathering around a backyard campfire with friends, listening to music, and just catching up. I would suggest grabbing the graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate to toast up some s’mores while you get cozy by the fire!

3. Sunday Drives

Fall is all about changing leaves and cool breezes to push out that hot summer air. One of my favorite activities is to get together with my family, hop in the car, and roll down the windows! Let the cool air refresh you as you take a relaxing drive and enjoy the scenery of the season.

4. Apple Picking

On a crisp Autumn day, there’s nothing better to me than rounding up family and friends to go spend a day picking apples! It gives you a chance to enjoy the outdoors. It’s also a pretty great excuse to whip up some apple pie.

5. Fall-themed snacks

Snacks are always a good idea, no matter the season. The fall is best paired with tons of treats that are fun to make! From pies to cookies, there are plenty of delicious options! Maybe even an apple pie, possibly made from those fresh apples you’ll be picking ;)

Caroline Burk is a Digital Media Assistant at SHINE-FM.