Before it gets so cold that you hibernate for 3 months (hellooo Netflix), you should go get your fill of outdoor activities! Many of these are also very Instagram worthy. Check it out!
1. Apple picking
In some places, apples may already be out of season. But if they’re not, visit a local apple orchard. It’s nice to be outside, picking your own fruit, AND there are a lot of wonderful things you can make with your apples. Homemade applesauce, apple cider (or apple cider sangria), apple crisp, apple pie, apple pancakes… (I’m so hungry now.)
2. Pumpkin picking
I know today is Halloween so pumpkin carving is a little overdue, but pumpkin picking is still fun! Sometimes, apples and pumpkins can be picked at the same place. You can use your pumpkins and gourds as autumn decorations, and also gut them for their delicious seeds.
2. Visit a vineyard
Depending on where you are in the United States, chances are you’re within driving distance of a vineyard or two. You can take a tour of the vineyard and have a tasting of their wines. It’s likely to also be a beautiful place, so find one near you!
I like hiking when it’s cooler outside because I sweat a lot less. I also love to see all the changing leaves around me. Do some research on local hiking trails or state and national parks. Soak in the fresh, crisp air before it gets too cold!
When I was growing up, my family went camping at the end of October every year. So, I’m accustomed to camping when it’s a little cold outside (or freezing, since we were in upstate New York). I think camping when it’s chilly is more pleasant than when it’s hot. It’s not for everyone, but if you think you might like it, find a local campground.
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