9 Activities Perfect for Fall Weekends from Activities for Fall Weekends

Activities for Fall Weekends

9 Activities Perfect for Fall Weekends

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There are many ways to celebrate this wondrous season—you can’t go wrong with anything pumpkin spiced—but if you’re strapped for ideas, we’ve come up with a few suggestions that get to the heart of fall.

Return to College

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Fall brings students back to campus and alumni down memory lane. Revisit your alma mater and take advantage of the family events and alumni weekends. If you have kids in high school, fall is a great time to check out prospective schools, and if not, it’s a great time to meet up with old college friends.

Decorate for Halloween

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There’s no better way to get in the spirit of the season than decorating. Whether you decide on a simple black and orange scheme or go all out with the spookiest decorations, setting it all up will get you ready for Halloween.

Pick and Carve Pumpkins

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Carving pumpkins might just be the most iconic October activity, which means it's a must on any fall to do list. Taking a trip to a pumpkin patch and picking your own may take extra time but it’s worth the trip.


Rake Leaves and dive into the pile

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Fall yard work may seem more like a chore than a weekend activity but it can be enjoyable. Channel your inner kid and have some fun running around outside, playing in the leaves.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

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Nothing says fall like getting separated from the group and being lost in a corn maze for a few hours. These are memories you’ll cherish forever.

Oktoberfest

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Even if you can’t make the trip to Germany, be sure to check out an Oktoberfest event in your area. Local festivals have a lot to offer, namely beer, brats and giant pretzels. 

Enter a Themed Run

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Halloween and Thanksgiving are best known for sugar overloads and overeating, why not change up that tradition and enter a themed race? Turkey trots and zombie runs can be great motivations to continue exercising even as the weather gets colder.

Fall Foliage Hike

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If you thought summer was the best season for hiking you need to give fall hiking a try. Cooler temperatures, less crowded trails and the crisp colors of the changing leaves make this the best time of the year to tackle some new terrain.

See Also: 17 Stunning Hikes for Watching the Leaves Change

Apple Picking

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One of the sweetest fall traditions in every sense of the word, apple picking is a perfect weekend activity. Climbing trees and searching for your apples is a great time, but the real prize comes in the form of apple pies, cobblers and ciders that you can make with the collected apples.