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Fabulous Things to Do During Fall

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Jim Bishop, American journalist and author, once said, “Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” While many may be sad to see summer go, the changing of the seasons and all of the splendor that comes along with it more than makes up for any feelings of loss.

There are literally endless ways to celebrate autumn. While most activities are free or inexpensive, in today’s busy world, there’s often too much to do and too little time to do it. Thankfully, no matter what your favorite activities are, this go-to guide will help you kick off your fall celebrations.

Fall Baking – Your windows are open and a cool breeze is blowing through your house, but you won’t catch a chill because your oven is radiating warmth and heavenly smells. From an apple crumble pie to pumpkin spice and everything nice, there’s nothing like working by a warm oven on a crisp, autumn day as you bake something that makes your whole house smell delicious and brings smiles to your family’s faces. 

Leaf Peeping – When the leaves begin to change and their colors explode in radiant reds, oranges, purples and yellows, it’s the perfect time to go for a road trip down that sleepy little country road for a bit of leaf peeping. Need some ideas for your next great road trip? Check out these Fun and Fascinating Road Trip Pit Stops.

Scavenger Hunts – Cooler temperatures make it enjoyable to spend a day outside. Make things even more interesting by putting together a scavenger hunt for the whole family. Try teaming up and have a friendly competition to see who gathers all the best finds. Here’s a great Scavenger Hunt to get you started!

Corn Mazes – Here’s a classic! Go with a group and don’t get lost. The more challenging the maze, the better. Perhaps leave a trail of candy corn or painted pine cones behind you so you know where you’ve been.

Tailgating –
Fall means football, and tailgating is a popular pastime for sports lovers. Make game day an even bigger event with the addition of tasty fall treats, like sausage meatballs, stuffed jalapenos, your favorite classic chili recipe, or some hot caramel cider!

Hunting –
It’s time to get all of your hunting gear out and prepare for your next wilderness adventure. If you take your ATV or gator along for the ride, make sure you have the personal articles insurance for your hunting equipment. Also verify that your ATVs, Trailers, Gators and More have coverage.

Apple Picking –
We may lose summer’s flowers, but we gain autumn’s fruits. Picking apples from your local orchard is fun and you get to take home your prized picks to bake into pies and other tasty fall apple dishes.

Camping –
Go off the grid for a fall camping trip! During the day, hike through the woods and marvel at the changing colors of the leaves. In the evening, stay warm by sitting around a bonfire to make s’mores, potato packets, drink hot apple cider and tell ghost stories. Before you head out, try these tips from Camping 101: The Basics.

In Your Own Backyard –
There are so many fun things that you can do in your own backyard this fall. Before you rake up those leaves to jump in later, first pick the prettiest to craft with and examine with your kiddos. It’s also a great time to plant fall flowers and feed the birds as they begin their migrations. Grab some of those pine cones from the ground and make your own bird feeders by covering them in peanut butter and bird seed.

Pumpkins Galore
– Visit your local pumpkin patch to select only the finest gourds for pie baking, carving or to grace your front porch this season. These events typically include yummy foods and beautiful décor items to haul home with pride.

Fire Pits, Bonfires & Scary Stories…oh my!
– Grab your blanket and hot cocoa and gather around a warm fire for a scary tale or two. Before striking that match, read up on our Fire Pit Safety tips and learn what The Best Firewood is to use for that bonfire.

Halloween – Make your own costume, go to a spooktacular party, visit a haunted house, watch a scary movie or hit up a hayride. It’s been said that Halloween has become second only to Christmas in retail spending in the U.S., and we’re not surprised. A big part of that is pet costumes and candy sales, but also decorations, costumes for kids and adults, plus all of the many entertainment activities that have made Halloween popular. However you choose to celebrate, have a hauntingly good time, but be safe and read up on these Halloween Safety Tips for your tiny trick-or-treating ghouls and boys.

It’s a terrific time to touch base with your local Shelter agent. No matter how you choose to enjoy the changing of the seasons, be safe, make sure you have coverage and have a very Fabulous Fall!

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