Fall Festivities to Brighten the Shortening Days


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Apple picking is just one of the many activities that will get you in the fall spirit.

Heather Suraci, Editor-in-chief

Autumn has arrived, and it has brought cooler temperatures and changing leaves along with it. It’s the perfect time to be outside—which means there are a lot of fall activities everywhere you look! Whether you want to cuddle up inside with a cup of warm apple cider and watch some of the best Halloween movies, or take a long scenic drive to admire all the breathtaking autumnal foliage, there is no shortage of fall activities for all to enjoy together. It’s never too late to start adding items to your fall bucket list!

One autumn activity that is sure to please is visiting a pumpkin patch or apple orchard. This festivity is most enjoyable with a small group of friends or family. Local farms like Norz Hill and Terhune Orchards have these activities to offer as well as hayrides and corn mazes. Get together with some friends and head to one of these local farms for some fun!

Another activity that is sure to get you in the fall spirit is hosting a bonfire with some close friends. Enjoy the last few nice nights before winter arrives with a backyard bonfire. Just think of it as another excuse to snack on some s’mores! You and your friends can cozy up in some big sweatshirts and blankets and even share some spooky ghost stories.

If you are not afraid of a scare and are looking to get some thrills, visit the Norz Hill Scare Farm. The haunted attraction features three chilling mazes ranging from different levels of intensity. This activity could be exciting with a small group, or even a significant other as you can all face the maze together. This fall activity is sure to thrill.

These are just a few of the best fall festivities to embark on this season. Hanging out with some good friends and getting in the fall spirit is exciting and fun. Just because the days are shorter and the temperature is dropping doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat inside. During the fall, the world becomes a playground of fun. There are leaves for jumping in, apples for picking and pumpkins for carving. Fall is definitely not the time to hibernate, so get out there and have some fun!