Fall is my favorite time of the year. Pumpkin season. Sweater weather. Nature at its finest.
Pumpkin season. Sweater weather. Nature at its finest.
My goal this year is to enjoy each day of the fall season, whether it be taking a walk in the cool air, making apple butter in the crockpot, adding fall details to the home decor, or burning a vanilla-scented candle. Being stuck in the house all summer due to the high temperatures in our area, fall time is the perfect time for me to get out of the house and enjoy nature.
Being stuck in the house all summer due to the high temperatures in our area, fall time is the perfect time for me to get out of the house and enjoy nature.
Perhaps these ideas will inspire you to spend some extra time outdoors this fall:
For years our family took nightly strolls around the neighborhood to enjoy the cooler temps and delicious scents of the fall season. If the weather in your area permits, this is a highly recommended activity.
2. Plant a fall garden.
If you are one of the lucky few who has garden-friendly weather year-round, planting a fall garden (vegetable or flower) can be so rewarding! If not, keeping some plants or herbs in your kitchen window can be a nice substitute.
3. Have a barbeque with friends at a nearby park.
Fall is a wonderful time to gather with friends or extended family to enjoy the season and each other’s company. Make it a potluck and the preparation will be a piece of cake!
4. Visit local Little Free Libraries (www.littlefreelibrary.org) in your city or town. or get your own library for your front yard. Your neighbors will love you for it!
Or better yet, get your own library for your front yard. Your neighbors will love you for it!
There are few things I enjoy more than reading a good book while breathing in the cool, crisp air of fall.
A cup of cocoa or tea makes this the perfect fall pastime.
6. Grab your camera and practice photographing fall plants and flowers.
If you have an eye for beauty, you may enjoy taking your camera with you on your next stroll around the neighborhood or hike to see the fall leaves.
7. Enjoy hot tea or cocoa on the porch with a friend.
Or surprise your children with hot cocoa before bed.
These fun mugs will help make wonderful (and delicious!) fall memories for your family:
8. Visit a pumpkin patch.
Bundle up, grab the camera, and head to your local pumpkin patch.
Be sure to purchase a pumpkin to decorate, as well as one to use for homemade roasted pumpkin seeds. Yum!
9. Go for a hayride.
If you asked me how to spell fall, I would say h-a-y-r-i-d-e.
10. Find a quiet place outside and record some thoughts in your gratitude journal.
Gratitude is such an important part of the fall season.
Be sure to jot down a thing or two every day for which you are grateful.
John Muier Laws is my favorite nature journaling artist.
He has a way of bringing out the artist in everyone!
12. Build a bonfire and eat S’mores.
Simple. Delicious. Fun.
This little contraption makes S’mores possible even when a bonfire isn’t:
13. Visit a National Park.
Growing up just outside a national park, I was able to visit year-round.
Fall was my favorite season, thanks to the stunning display of fall colors.
If you have a National Park nearby, I highly recommend this breathtaking activity.
14. Go for a drive to view the fall leaves.
Sometimes all it takes is a drive around your town to experience the dramatic display of leaves changing colors.
Leave margin in your schedule this fall to allow for spontaneous activities.
Be mindful of the sight, sounds, and smells that surround you this holiday season.
There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors during the fall season. Feel free to share your favorite ideas in the comment section below!
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