At the first sign of fall, your initial inclination might be to resign yourself to indoor activities, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case quite yet. Before you lock yourself inside over the next few months, you can still get outside and enjoy the crisp fall air before the first snow arrives. Check out these four ways to spend time outdoors in the fall.
Visit a Farm
Of course, if you’re going to spend time outside in the fall, you should visit a farm. Autumn is harvest season, which gives you and your family and friends plenty of options to choose from. You can go apple-picking or berry-picking. Additionally, you can find a nice pumpkin patch.
Some farms have plenty of activities for the kids, such as petting zoos, hayrides, and corn mazes.
Take a Road Trip
Fall is also a great time to take a road trip, thanks to the leaves changing color. Any area with foliage that turns yellow, red, and orange is stunning. Some areas of our country are especially breathtaking. Here are a few you may want to plan a trip around:
- Jacob’s Ladder in Massachusetts
- Shenandoah National Park in Virginia
- The Kanc in New Hampshire
- The Upper Peninsula in Michigan
- Route 1 in Maine
Spend Time in Your Backyard
Don’t give up on your yard just yet! Investing in a fireplace or firepit can give you the chance to enjoy your outside space a little longer. But before you grab the first one you see, take some time and think about what you’re looking for in an outdoor fireplace. If you like to cook, a fireplace can be great. But if your yard is smaller and you only use it occasionally, a firepit could be a better choice.
What would fall be without football? Tailgating is the best way to spend time outside with friends before NFL or college games. You can make an entire day—or morning—of it before kickoff. Bring a cooler of drinks, a small grill, and, of course, a football to throw around.
Don’t resign yourself to sitting inside just yet. There are still so many ways to spend time outdoors this fall!
Check out how to decorate for Fall here.