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Despite of usual bellyaching of most people (ahhh, summer’s over!), some people actually enjoy autumn. The temperature is more tolerable, they get to wear some nice outfits (hello, layers) and the scenery becomes much more colorful. There’s more rain but something’s gotta give. That doesn’t mean you have to stay inside all the time! Here are 10 outdoor activities that can be enjoyed during the fall:


The trees are shedding their leaves, but the leaves themselves are prettier than ever. So many great things your camera can capture in autumn. Someone jumping into a pile of yellow-red leaves, for instance. Basically any park or forest can make a great background for your photo.

Cross Country Driving

If you can afford to leave your house for a few days, it might be a good idea to drive around the scenic parts close to you. Unlike the summer, you can drive during the day and not feel like a boiled egg, and unlike winter, you won’t have to worry about getting stuck in the snow. And the forests will give you something great to look at.

Rock Climbing


Since the mountains will be more exposed during the fall, you might want to give rock climbing a try. It’s a great way to conquer not only mountains, but yourself. It’s also a very good exercise, where your entire body is working. And it being autumn, you have less bugs to worry about.


This one is obvious. It’s a bit more chilly, but that’s a good thing. Did we already mention the lack of bugs? And the lack of crowds can be refreshing as well. Don’t forget the marshmallows!



Photo by Joshua Earle

Gather some friends, add some drinks, maybe a grill and enjoy the evening as the fire warms and illuminates. After you get the permits, of course.

Kite Flying

Buy one or make one, it doesn’t matter. Just make it stay up for extended periods of time.


Hiking can be especially fun when the seasons change. In autumn the animals and plants lead very interesting lives. So go out into the nature, and observe animals collecting food for winter, getting winter coats, and birds migrating.

Visiting an Apple Orchard

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Photo by Jennifer Langley

Some local orchards might be open fro you to join in on the apple picking. It’s a great way to spend a sunny day, among the apple trees. When you are done picking, you can make your own applesauce, or cider or pie. Or you can just eat the whole lot.

Pumpkin Picking


Instead of buying them, go to a pumpkin patch and pick some pumpkins. Pick various sizes, so you can have extra options when you bring them home. Big ones can be used for jack-o-lanterns, smaller ones for decorations. Of course don’t forget the primary purpose of pumpkins: pie!

Visiting a corn maze

In case you want to get away from some things for a while, what better place to do so than a corn maze? Some farms offer that opportunity, by converting their corn fields into a maze, as a way to earn extra money.


There you have it – ten outdoor activities to make the most of the autumn season. So, get out there and enjoy it!

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