Fall is a beautiful time of year, with the leaves changing and the temperature dropping just enough. Why sit at home all day, when you could be out enjoying this wonderful time of year?
Here are some fun activities that you and your friends can do during fall.
1.) Apple picking:
Apple picking can be a fun and active thing to do in fall. It combines a short hike with a healthy snack, or you could bring your apples home and bake an apple pie. If you are looking for a recipe for apple pie, click here. A good place to go apple picking is Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury.
2.) Jumping into piles of leaves:
Nobody wants to do chores on a beautiful fall day, so, if you are stuck raking leaves when you want to be having fun, just rake them into a pile and jump in! This is an easy and fun way to make your chores a little more bearable. Just make sure you finish the job after.
3.) Apple cider donuts and Cider:
Cider donuts and cider are a fall staple. You can serve both of these cold or warm and they will taste amazing either way. They are delicious and can make a cold fall day feel warm. You can find both of these items at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, Long Hill Orchard Farm in West Newbury or your local grocery store.
4.) Screamfest at Canobie Lake Park:
If you love both roller coasters and haunted houses, you’ll love screamfest. Screeemfest generally opens late September and stays open until around Halloween. So grab a group of your friends and head over to Canobie Lake Park!
5.) Corn Maze:
Looking for a challenge? Corn mazes can always be a fun activity to do during fall with a group of friends or your family, first one to get out wins!
6.) Go for a hike:
Hikes can seem boring and tiring, but they can also be so much fun. They provide physical activity, but also can be a great time spent with your friends and family. You can use this time to look at the beautiful fall foliage, and take some pictures. Some great places around Pentucket to go hiking are Maudslay State Park in Newburyport and Pipestave Hill in West Newbury.
7.) Pick your own pumpkins and decorate them:
The first thing that you should do is pick a pumpkin that looks the best to you. Then, you choose how to decorate the pumpkin. Some options are carving the pumpkin, which you can get really creative with, or painting your pumpkin. Painting can be a little less messy, and you can be more detailed, and these pumpkins will last longer. You can find pumpkins at Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury, or your local grocery store.
8.) Make some pumpkin bread:
Whether you make it from scratch or a store bought mix, there is nothing like pumpkin bread during the fall. If you’re looking for a quick and easy pumpkin bread recipe you should check this one out: Pumpkin bread recipe. You could also find a box mix at your local grocery store.
9.) Build your own haunted house:
You can do this in your basement, living room, or any open room in your house. This is great if you have younger siblings, or while babysitting. All you will need in some Halloween decorations and a couple of friends to help. Start off by hanging old sheets and adding decorations, be creative. Make it as scary as you want, then grab some friends, and bring them through!
10.) Go on a hayride:
You can find hayrides at pretty much every apple orchard during fall. Whether it is haunted or not, hayrides are always fun. A place you could find a hayride is Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury. You can also pick apples after your ride in most places. So head to your local apple orchard!