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It’s that time of the year again, leaves are accumulating on your backyard, the temperatures are dropping, and the morning air feels more crisp. These are signs reminding you that your summer days at the beach are over.
Unlike the summer, when everyone is pumped up to enjoy the sun and play some fun activities, autumn is frowned at for its chilly weather. This, however, must not be the case. There are tons of outdoor activities that you can enjoy when summer is over. In this article, I will share with you five of the top activities.
For many people, Apple picking is the highlight for this new season. Unlike getting them from your local grocery store, apples from the orchard are fresh from harvesting hence have their sweet, crunchy taste at its best.
In some orchards, you are given a chance to harvest the apples yourself. This allows you to come with your friends and family and enjoy the activity as you compete to pick as many as you can. Not only is the activity fun, but also a learning opportunity for your kids to learn where their food comes from.
Nature Walks and Hikes
Summer may be over, but your fun doesn’t have to end too. During Autumn, the weather isn’t as hot as summer and not as cold as winter. You, therefore, get to experience cool chilly weather, perfect for a nature walk and a hike.
Enjoy the changing colors of the trees from your walk in the woods and get to witness the breathtaking magic autumn has on nature when you hike high enough on a mountain and hill.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Halloween is around the corner, and you want to create the scariest house in town. Well, pumpkin carving may just be the activity for you.
With your family, visit the local pumpkin patch and sort out enough pumpkins to carve. Try hosting carving contests to see who can carve the scariest pumpkin, or enjoy the fresh taste of pumpkin pies for the season.
Family Camps and Bonfires
If you are a fan of cooling down and sipping a warm cup of cocoa, you have to try family camps. Due to the chilly weather, you get to spend quality time with your family near a campfire and get unplugged for your social media for a while.
Not a fan of camping? No worries. You can easily light a bonfire in your backyard and invite your friends and family to join you as you enjoy the warmth of the fire while sharing jokes all night.
Test your Photography Skills
Autumn is a season of transition. The sceneries around are changing, tree leaves are falling as they begin changing colors. The season creates a beautiful landscape for taking memorable pictures.
Birds are also known to be migrating in this season, hence, taking their pictures as they move will make it more memorable and fun.
Despite popular beliefs, autumn is a beautiful time of the year that may turn out the best if you take part in the right activities. Besides the activities above, you may also try road trips, kite flying, or even collecting fallen leaves with your kids to make an autumn collection. Who said this season can’t be fun?