The days are growing shorter, the nights longer, and the temperatures are dropping. As autumn starts its colorful journey, it is the perfect time to spend time with our loved ones and create new family memories. No matter how old or young the members of your family are, here are seven fun activities for you to enjoy fall together.
1. Visit an Orchard and Pick Apples
Apple orchards all over are hosting apple picking and festivals, featuring local products and baked goods. Paying them a visit not only supports local business and agriculture, but it ensures you will taste the freshest apples and apple items of the year. Don’t forget to try the caramel apples.
2. Enjoy a Bonfire
The cooler nights of fall are perfect for some star gazing next to a fire. Whether you are enjoying s’mores, telling stories, or just casually hanging out together, it is the perfect way to bring family members closer together.
3. Go Camping
Now that the summer heat is passing and the
mosquitos are not so abundant, consider a weekend camping trip with your
family. Whether you camp the old-fashioned way or glamp it, you will create the
perfect opportunity for family members to unplug, unwind, and spend quality
time together away from the distractions of the school and work week.
4. Take a Fall Foliage Tour
In early fall, the last
flowers are blooming, and the trees are preparing to explode with color. Soon
the green leaves will turn all shades of yellow, orange, and red. Whether you
are taking neighborhood tree tours on foot or driving through the countryside,
doing some leaf peeping is another excellent opportunity to unplug and relax.
5. Play with the Leaves
One of the great childhood pleasures
is jumping in piles of newly raked leaves. Who says adults can’t do it too? If
you’re looking for other leaf-focused activities, the internet is full of leaf
art ideas for every skill level and making a scarecrow is always fun. Letting
your imaginations run wild together is a surefire way to enjoy family time this
6. Decorate with Pumpkins
Autumn in the United States
would not be complete without our native gourds and pumpkins. Have a pumpkin
carving or painting contest with the family. Bake pumpkin treats or roast the
seeds. Everyone can find something to enjoy about pumpkins.
7. Enjoy the Fruits of the Aronia Berry Harvest
berries, another delicious and healthful North American native product, are
harvested in late August and early September. In recent years, Aroniaberry
festivals have cropped up around the country as the berries grow in popularity.
Superberries’ Aronia berries are grown organically by farmers in Iowa, Nebraska
and Minnesota. They contain antioxidants and nutrients that make them a
powerhouse food, and their bright flavor and color make them a perfect addition
to any meal or dessert.
No matter which activities you choose for you and your
family, autumn is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and spend time
with those you love. Enjoy the smells and tastes of the season while making
memories to last a lifetime.