40+ Ways to Have Fun Outdoors This Fall

Do you Fall in love with Pumpkin Spice Season?

Sweaters, apples, scarecrows, and the smell of pumpkin spice everything! We admit it, we fall in love with autumn every year. The whirlwind of summer is overtaken by the storm of artistic leaves and our need to grab the last moment of crisp air before it becomes cold. Quickly winter arrives and, in New Jersey, that can mean snowstorms and being huddled indoors for days or hours which can feel like days. Being outside is still an absolute joy especially when indulging in simple activities that celebrate this season.

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40+ Ways to Have Fun Outdoors this Fall

1. Tailgate at a Football game

2.  Go to a Haunted House

3. Bob for apples

4. Take a scenic bike ride

5. Walk through a Corn Maze

Alstede Farms 2016 Corn Maze

6. Enjoy a Hayride

7. Watch the stars at night

8. Decorate the porch or patio for fall

9. Go to a street fair

10. Pick apples at an orchard or farm


11. Sip Apple Cider

12. Stroll through nature at a park

13. Visit a Farm

14. Play soccer

15. Jump in a Pile of Leaves

Fall Leaves

16. Shop at a Farmers Market (before they close for the year)

17. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

18. Collect colorful leaves

19. Investigate a craft fair

20. Climb a NJ lighthouse


21. Carve a pumpkin outside

22. Relax with a picnic

23. Visit a Park

24. Attend a baseball game

25. Go on fall themed Scavenger Hunt

Fall Leaves

26. Watch a costume parade (there are dog ones too!)

27. Go on a hike

28. Enjoy the playground (before it gets too cold)

29. Go trick or treating

30. Attend Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo

31. Make a scarecrow

32. Be brave and go camping

33. Watch the sunset

34. Collect acorns (and paint them)

35. Learn how to identify different leaves


36. Read outside

37. Enjoy last minute fishing!

38. Enjoy a Trunk or Treat

39. Visit a Fall Festival

40. Admire Foliage

Fall Leaves

41. Make a bird feeder using pinecones

42. Paint Pumpkins

43. Crush leaves (sensory experience)

Name with Crushed Leaves

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

What suggestions do you have to add into our growing list?


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