Outdoor Activities for Fall

Outdoor Activities for Fall | The Happy Housewife

By contributing writer Marci

Fall is a great time to get outside. The summer heat has subsided and the cold of winter hasn’t set in. Take the family out for some quality time, fresh air, and fun. Need ideas? Try these outdoor activities.

Go for a hike.

Hit the local trails. There are no bugs this time of year, and wildlife love the cooler temperatures, making them more active.

Football in the backyard.

You don’t have to play by the official rules. Just throw the ball and run around–at least that’s what our family football games look like!

Take a bike ride.

Ride your bikes around the neighborhood, around town, or on a local bike trail.

Go for a fall scavenger hunt.

Make a list of fall stuff to find. Educating Laytons has great printable scavenger hunt ideas, including a harvest hunt that would be great for fall.

Carve pumpkins.

Get the whole family in on the design and the carving. Choose a warm day, and carve them outside to cut down on the mess. Set your creations on the front porch for all to see!

Try Geocaching.

We have friends who love geocaching as a family. I’ve never done it, but it sounds fun.

Check out the stars.

The clear autumn skies are great for stargazing. Bundle up, grab a blanket, and lie under the stars. Download a stargazing app like Star View onto your phone to identify what you are looking at.

Have a great time!

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