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Ten Fall Activities You Should Try

Fall, it’s the season that not only brings “spooky season” but that provides a transitioning time before the long and cold Minnesota winter. The changing colors and cozy energy provide a comforting and exciting warmth to the fall season, inviting people to enjoy the time before winter comes. In Minnesota, fall is fleeting, so enjoying the fall time we have is even more important. From apple orchards, to pumpkin carving, to corn mazes, to halloween movie night, there are so many fun ways to enjoy fall while it lasts. Here are 10 fun activities you can try this fall season!

  1. Visit an Apple Orchard: In Minnesota there are over 115 apple orchards that thrive during the fall season. At orchards, you can try and pick a wide variety of locally grown apples and try other seasonal foods and beverages like apple cider!
  2. Go to a Pumpkin Patch: Fall is the most popular time for pumpkins, not only because of Halloween but also because of their fall growing season. Going to a pumpkin patch can be a fun activity to choose your own pumpkins but also because most patches have fun halloween decorations!
  3. Go to a Haunted House: If you’re into the thrill of the spooky and scary Halloween season, going to a Haunted House is for you! There are many popular local haunted houses like Scream Town and even Breck’s own Mason Barnes’ Haunted House! 
  4. Carve (Or Paint!) Pumpkins: If you go to a pumpkin patch, or even if you buy a pumpkin from a nearby store, it can be fun to decorate for fall with pumpkins! It’s typical and popular to carve pumpkins, but if you want to avoid the mess, you can also paint pumpkins as well!
  5. Binge Halloween Movies: There are endless halloween movies, from ones that are more lighthearted like Halloweentown or ones that are more terrifying like Scream! It can be relaxing and nostalgic to cozy up and binge your favorite Halloween movies!
  6. Try Seasonal Fall Foods: If you’re not into cooking your own fall foods, many stores and restaurants carry fall flavored items for the season! If you want to try some, Trader Joes is renowned for their wide variety of unique fall foods you can try!
  7. Try Seasonal Fall Drinks: Fall brings time for coziness and comfort, and seasonal fall drinks provide just that! At most local coffee shops, there are warm fall cocoas and ciders, and at Starbucks, you can try their wide variety of fall drinks! One of the most popular fall Starbucks drinks this season is an Iced Chai Tea Latte with Pumpkin cold foam!
  8. Go on a Fall Walk/Hike to See Fall Foliage: Fall activities can be as simple as taking a walk in nature! The changing leaves bring color and beauty all around Minnesota, making it an easily accessible and reflective way to enjoy fall!
  9. Bake/Make Fall Foods: If you don’t want to spend money or go somewhere, there are so many fall foods you can bake, like pumpkin bread!
  10. Decorate/Dress up for Halloween: Obviously, fall is the season of halloween. Even though most high schoolers have outgrown the trick or treating traditions of childhood, it can still be fun to dress up in creative costumes with friends and decorate your space for the festive season!

There are many ways to enjoy fall, whether it’s one of these activities or not, so go and enjoy the fall season while you can!

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