Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cool, foggy mornings and those crisp, cloudless days where the sky is that intense shade of blue you only see this time of year. I love the feeling of wearing sweatshirts again after the hot days of summer. Each year as summer fades, I anticipate the leaves changing color, which always seems to happen too fast.
My husband and I just returned from a weekend in the Adirondack mountains. It was a first time for both of us visiting the Adirondacks, and there is so much to see and do, we promised ourselves we would go again. The mountain views and fall foliage were breathtaking and our trip got me thinking about all the things I love to do this time of year.
Here are a few cheap and fun ways to enjoy the fall:
- Take a walk or a bike ride through the fall foliage
Take in the sights and smells of autumn with a walk or a bike ride. This is a great way to unwind and let your mind wander while also getting in a little exercise. Make a day of it and pack a lunch and pick a nice spot to have a picnic. Be sure to bring along the camera to snap some shots of the scenery!
- Visit a pumpkin patch
Pumpkin patches are great because they offer so many fun activities. You can go on a hayride or get lost in a corn maze. Pick out your pumpkins, then take them home to paint or carve.
- Go to an apple farm
I love to visit the apple farm – my favorite part is walking in a smelling all the delicious baked goods. Pick your own apples and get some fresh cider! Be sure to get enough apples to bake your own apple treat at home!
- Go on a coffee date
Grab a friend or your beau and head to a local coffee shop offering delicious autumn-inspired lattes. Make an evening of it and pick a time when there will be a poetry reading or open mic night.
- Make your own spiced cider
If coffee shops aren’t your thing, stay in and make your own spiced cider! There’s nothing better than sipping on a warm mug of hot apple cider in the Fall. Pick up mulling spices at the store or the apple farm, or find a recipe to mull your own. Don’t forget, you can always spike your cider!
- Go to the beach
Most people don’t think of the beach as a Fall activity, and I didn’t either I recently read this article by fellow blogger Jamie Lee Wallace. Grab a blanket and a good book and enjoy the sun and sand without the hustle of summer beach-goers.
What are your favorite fall activities?