Fall is a fun time for anyone who enjoys cooler temperatures, flannel outfits and lots of warm, pumpkin-flavored eats. No matter if you love fall or hate it, you can find a ton of fun things to do. Fall festivities are great, but here are a few things you can do this fall to get outside and take in all that the season has to offer!

Picnics

Whether you love fall or not, it poses the perfect weather for a picnic. The temperature is not too hot, not too cold and just right for eating a meal on a blanket in a park. Couples, families, and even friends plan picnics in the fall with breathtaking colors of changing leaves in the trees, and enjoy being outdoors. Picnics are pretty cheap and you have the opportunity to pick out and make your meal. For a fun and simple way to enjoy fall, picnics are a great option.

Pumpkin Picking

Going to a pumpkin patch may seem like it’s for kids, but it’s for parents and grandparents too. Many farms are lined with round, orange pumpkins that scream “fall is here”. It’s always a fun activity to go out into the field, pick the perfect pumpkin, take it home and carve it into a masterpiece. If there’s a “must-do” fall activity, pumpkin picking would be at the top of the list.

Apple Picking

There’s a lot more to apple picking then simply going to a tree and getting an apple. You have tons of apples to choose from such as macintosh, granny apple, fuji, gala, and plenty more. Apple farms are lined with various types of apple trees, all ready for you to take home and enjoy. Different apple types are meant for different things. Some types are great for making cider, while others are perfect for baking. If you want a homemade apple pie this fall, go pick your own apple for a fun, signature fall experience.

Hayrides

If you’re allergic to hay, maybe this activity isn’t for you. However, if hay doesn’t bother you, you’ll enjoy the ride. Hayrides are designed for all ages, from a short, simple hayride to a longer, “haunted” hayride. They typically run through late September into early November, just in time for fall weather.

Hikes

If you love to get a good workout, and enjoy the great outdoors, then hiking is a perfect combination. There’s no better way to immerse yourself in nature and really take advantage of fall weather. The temperatures in the fall are great for hiking because you’re not too hot but not too cold. The leaves start to change and you have scenic trails to follow. If you’re not sure where to hike, check out some of the best trails in the U.S. and see if any are up your alley.