Visit an Apple Orchard
My kids’ favorite Fall activity—bar none—is visiting a nearby apple orchard where they get to run through the orchard and fill bags full of apples they pluck from the tree. We pick, we run, we laugh, we even climb trees for the high ones (and try not to get caught!) When we’re done, we return with our stuffed bags and spend the rest of the month eating apples—apple pie, apple cake, applesauce, apple salad…
How to Make it Happen
Do an online search for apple orchards in your area that are open to the public. Search their website or call for hours, costs and directions. Most orchards will have pre-packaged bags for purchase, but since you’re there, have some fun and pick your own. Don’t forget to try the homemade apple cider and treat yourself to some carmel apples.
- Make an apple pie.
- Plant an apple tree in your backyard.
- Make an autumn-activity weekend by combining an apple orchard trip with a trip to the pumpkin patch.