Enjoy every minute of the crisp autumn season with these must-do activities.
Visit a farmers’ market
These are your last few months to enjoy seasonal, locally grown food from a farmers’ market. Bring your pickings back, and get creative with apples, beets, leeks, parsnips, and mushrooms—all of which are best in the fall. Before you head out, learn the 13 things farmers’ markets won’t tell you.
Pick your own produce
Head over to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch to bring home produce you literally handpick. Not only can you enjoy your tasty takings, but it’s a great bonding activity for kids and grownups alike. Find out where to find the best pumpkin patch in every state.
Make caramel apples
Autumn is apple season, making it the perfect time to enjoy some sweet, sticky caramel apples. Invite some friends over, and set up a dipping bar with crushed peanuts, granola, white chocolate chips, and more. If you prefer dipping slices to whole fruits, use this simple trick to keep apples from browning.
Play in the leaves
Raking your backyard will seem like much less of a chore when you can look forward to jumping into your pile. Even if you don’t have kids, let your inner child out while diving in to the soft leaves.