The days are growing shorter, the nights longer, and, hopefully soon, the temperatures will begin dropping. The fall equinox occurs this year on September 22, marking the beginning of fall and the moment when the sun passes directly above Earth’s equator, making the day and night almost the same length. As summer gives way to autumn, 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 h enjoy together this fall.anging 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 fall.
6. Decorate with Pumpkins
Autumn in the United States would not be complete without our native gourds, 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
Aronia berries, another delicious and healthful North American native product, are harvested in late August and early September. In recent years, Aronia berry 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.