I know it’s sad that summer is coming to an end but I thought it would be fun to share some common “summer” activities that are actually better in the fall!
Hiking is actually much better in the fall, with the beautiful changing leaves and the crisp air keeping you from overheating on your walk. It’s also great because dangerous plants like Poison Ivy are more noticeable in the fall because they tend to change colour before other plants do. It’s believed to be less dangerous too once the plant oil draws back into the stem and roots of the Ivy and out of the easily accessible leaves.
I’m a huge summer camper as you may already know, but last year I went camping in the fall and actually preferred it over the summer. I found as long as you bring enough cozy blankets, the cooler temps made for much better sleeping! Also if your camping at a campground, the beaches and hiking trails are significantly less crowded which means you can hike at your own pace without worry of being stuck behind a group of slow walkers (LOL story of my life!).
Visiting Fruit Farms
Instead of boiling in the heat picking strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries, try apple or pumpkin picking in September/October. Most farms have hay rides, hot apple cider, and baked treats in the fall, so you can go to the farm and make a day out of it!
This probably isn’t something that everyone does but ATVing is one of my favorite outdoor activities in the summer and fall. I look forward to it the most in the fall because there’s a lot less rain compared to the summer so you don’t get nearly as muddy as you usually would, and going for a ride through the forest or A farm field in the fall is just so beautiful!
Baking is always fun but in the fall I enjoy it a lot more often, there are so many delicious desserts to make in the fall with apples and pumpkins! Basically all the best (in my opinion) treats are ones you can bake in the fall, like butter tarts, apple crisp, pumpkin pie, cinnamon caramel apple bread, or apple pies! In the cooler months I don’t mind having the oven running if I’m heating the house anyway, but I avoid running it in the summer unnecessarily because it’s so counterproductive.
I don’t know about you, but I’m just itching to start doing all these fun all activities!
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