Months and seasons tend to fly by (except winter – it never ends), that\’s why I like to write things down that I want to do – like this fall activities list. With fall officially here, I am ready to check a few things off of my 2019 fall bucket list. Some of the items that you will find on my fall activities list are repeats from previous years, but they\’re just too good to pass up. Don\’t get me wrong, I am all about rooftop dining, spending time out on the water, and beach bonfires, but my love for all things fall is incomparable. I cannot wait for all the adventures that fall will bring. That is why I have rounded up all of the best fall activities to make it the best season of the year. Now grab your PSL, snuggle up and plan out which fall bucket list activity you want to do first! What activities are you looking forward to most this year?
1. Visit a cider mill
Out of all the cider mills in Michigan, Yates Cider Mill is my absolute favorite. I love getting a cup of hot cider and a plain donut or molasses cookie.
2. Pick apples
One of my favorite traditions is heading to a local apple orchard to pick apples with my mum. My favorite apples are honeycrisp.
3. Go horseback riding
Going horseback riding is new to my list this year. After watching a ton of Hallmark movies (hello perfect romance), I now want to hop onto a horse and gallop around.
4. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
This fall bucket list item is near and dear to my heart, Meeme (my grandma) used to do this every year. I want to keep her traditions alive and volunteer to work with those who are less fortunate.
5. Catch a football game
Her favorite season is football. Spend your Saturday tailgating your favorite college team, or support your city\’s NFL team on a Sunday. Go Blue! I am a University of Michigan fan and a Detroit Lions fan – how do you cheer for?
6. Book a camping trip
I haven\’t been camping in forever, but there is nothing like setting up a tent or hammock and sleeping among the stars.
7. Go on a nature hike
One of my favorite things to do is go on a fall nature hike. I love seeing the colors change while exploring the outdoors, while the leaves crackle beneath my feet. This year I am hoping to make it back up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and going on some gorgeous nature hikes.
8. Take a scenic drive
Sometimes we forget about the simplest of activities, like taking a scenic drive around town.
9. Go rock climbing
Have you ever been rock climbing before? Rock climbing is something that I really want to try out and get good at.
10. Visit a pumpkin patch
I definitely am not one to go to a parking lot to pick my pumpkin. I love going out to Blake\’s and picking out the perfect pumpkin from the patch.
11. Pay it forward
Paying it forward is something I think people more people should do. It makes others feel good and ultimately will make you feel good.
12. Bake a new treat
Head to Pinterest and look up recipes for some new treats. Think apples, pumpkin and more…yum
13. Venture through a corn maze
I love getting lost in a corn maze. Around the area I live in there are a few farms that create new and elaborate corn mazes each year.
14. Have a bonfire
Enjoy some of the last few nights of the year hanging out outside by a warm bonfire, roasting marshmallows and making s\’ mores.
15. Car camp
Seriously, how much fun would car camping be? You don\’t need a truck to car camp all you need is a big enough area to lay down and get some rest underneath the stars. However, I definitely want to fall asleep in the bed of a truck under the stars.
16. Go to a haunted house
Want to get completely spooked? Head to Erebus Haunted Attraction in Pontiac, Michigan. This haunted house has been rated one of the best in the midwest. I haven\’t been there before, because I absolutely hate scary things. However this year I would like to check it out.
17. Make a gratitude list
Sometimes we lose sight of what is important in life, and making a gratitude list is a great reminder of those important things.
18. Carve a pumpkin
This is one tradition I cannot get enough of, especially the whole eating pumpkin seeds part.
19. Head up north for fall colors
I am not sure about where you live, but Michigan has some of the most gorgeous places filled with the most beautiful colors. My favorite thing to do when the leaves start to change is head up north.
20. Try a new soup recipeA crisp fall day and a bowl of tomato bisque and grilled cheese complete each other. This year I want to venture out of my comfort zone and try making my own tomato bisque.
21. Bake an apple pie
After picking apples I love to come home and make a homemade pie.
22. Spend a weekend in a cabin in the woods
Plan out a weekend getaway and rent a cabin. I am hoping to make a quick escape to a cabin on Lake Michigan or Lake Superior.