Without a doubt, fall has become synonymous with all things creepy, crawling, and spooky. Though Halloween is a major reason to enjoy this time of year, it is hardly the only one that makes this season so special.
In particular, us folks at Oübly love autumn for its wonderful natural scenery and plentiful bounty, which both can be enjoyed for weeks on end until winter ushers in its brisk winds and snowy flurries.
If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the season without having to don face paint or a costume, consider these fun fall activities!
1. Apple Picking
Ever wonder why apples become so affordable at the grocery store come October? It’s because they are finally in season. Whether you love gala, red delicious, granny smith, or another variety of this quintessential fruit, you can go out and pick them to your heart’s content during the fall.
Apple orchards across the nation open their acres to the public. Simply grab a basket and fill it with dozens of delicious apples. And be sure to take along your kids! This is a family-friendly activity that can provide your children with fresh air, wholesome snacks, and a new appreciation for the wonderful produce that farmers give us all year long.
Sure, no one’s stopping you from taking a bite out of that freshly picked apple. If you want to enjoy your sweet treats piping hot, though, why not put them into a wonderfully fragrant apple pie or fritter?
As the temperatures fall, autumn is the perfect time to heat up your oven. Baking of any kind can fill your home with wonderful aromas and make it that much more inviting after a long day’s work.
Apples make the ideal ingredient for many baking recipes. You can also take advantage of pecans and pumpkins for seasonal baked goods.
3. Pumpkin Carving
Speaking of pumpkins, what’s fall without a fabulously carved pumpkin sitting at your front door?
One of the most popular autumn activities, pumpkin carving comes with several enjoyable elements. For one, you can make a day out of it by first visiting your local pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect gourd for your carving masterpiece.
Then you put your artistic skills to work by carefully carving an image that invokes the Halloween spirit. You can even invite some friends over with their own pumpkins and turn your carving session into a friendly competition for most imaginative or macabre gourd.
Oh, and don’t forget to rinse and roast all those wonderful pumpkin seeds! Not only do they taste delicious, but also they are incredibly nutritious!
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Fall offers a spectacle of natural beauty in many parts of the United States. No matter where you live, city or country, east coast or west coast, all you need to do is slip on some shoes to enjoy the thousands of beautifully vivid leaves outside.
If you have a free afternoon, though, take a day trip to your nearest forest preserve or state park to take in the splendor of nature far from the hustle and bustle of urban life. A day hike can also provide a great workout!
Remember the good ole days when you used to go hayriding with your family? Well, who’s to say that you can’t create new memories with your own children?
A hayride offers a wonderful opportunity to simply slow down for a few hours, enjoy the company of your loved ones, and explore the countryside with ease. It’s also a great way to include elderly family members who might not have the stamina to walk or hike.
Depending on the hayride’s facilities, you might even be able to bring a mug of piping hot cider or cocoa during your trip.
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