7 Surprising Fall Activities You Thought Were Just for Summer


With the days growing shorter and the nights becoming longer, you very well may be sighing at the fact that the cooler seasons are soon to come.

There are so many fun summer activities you’ll be leaving behind — but wait! It doesn’t have to end now.

You’ll be delighted to know there are still many great activities that you can continue to do, or transform to better suit the autumn weather!

Participate in Cool-Weather Gardening
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Participate in Cool-Weather Gardening

Gardening in the spring and summer is great and all, but if you live in an area where year-round gardening is possible due to less extreme conditions in the fall and winter, why not take advantage of the opportunity?

Gardening in the cooler seasons means fewer pests, less watering and less maintenance. Every “lazy” gardener’s dream!

In fact, there are quite a few things you can grow that thrive in cooler weather and frost (and, believe it or not, sometimes even light snow), including peas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lettuces and greens, radishes, celery, beets, cabbage and kale.

Oh, and you can’t forget the beautiful-scented sweet peas!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors
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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

While we all love a warm, sunny day, autumn weather is also desirable. So what if the days are breezier and sometimes gloomier? Beautiful leaves of red, gold and yellow make for a wonderful hike or walk through a park.

Remember, fall is such a short-lived season. Make the best of it, and throw on a sweater if you have to before you go into the beautiful outdoors during the season of fall.

Even if you have nowhere to go, make sure you are finding ways everyday to enjoy the autumn weather.

Attend Festivals
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Attend Festivals

Fun community activities don’t come to an end as soon as summer does. Far from it, festivals, celebrations and events are still very much going on in the fall.

Local apple-picking events, cranberry and apple festivals, Oktoberfest, Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and the International Balloon Festival are just some many great fall events to participate in.

Other fun activities include pumpkin picking at pumpkin patches, finding your way through corn mazes, going on hayrides and bobbing for apples at autumn events.