40 Must Do Activities For Fall

While fall hasn’t officially arrived, the unseasonable weather this year has already made it feel like autumn is here in Ontario.

There’s so many wonderful activities to experience yourself or with your family during the fall months. All while enjoying the crisp air and the beautiful fall foliage colours. Do you need some inspiration or ideas to get started?

Here’s 40 fall activities you must do before winter begins:

Get lost in a corn maze
Go for a fall hike and listen to the crunch of the leaves underfoot
Head out for a geocache adventure
Go apple picking at an orchard
Visit a haunted house
Go for a hay ride
Drink hot apple cider
Harvest your fall garden and can your yummy eats to share or save for winter
Jump in a pile of leaves
Plant bulbs in your garden for next spring

apple picking - fall must do activities

Make pinecone bird feeders
Bake apple or pumpkin pies
Visit a pumpkin patch
Carve pumpkins into Jack O’ Lanterns
Celebrate Oktoberfest with sausage and beer
Throw or attend a Halloween party
Drive around to see the fall colours
Bring your kids trick or treating or hand out candy to kids
Attend one of the many fall festivals
Have a sweater swap party

Drive Around to See Fall Foliage Colours - must do fall activities

Tour a winery or cidery
Make a Halloween costume
Enjoy a bonfire while drinking hot chocolate or pumpkin spice latte (maybe tell some spooky stories)
Take to the skies with a hot air balloon ride (seasons will vary, but many will operate until October)
Try something you’ve never tried before
Attend a football tailgate party
Stay at a B&B or AirBNB with scenic views of fall foliage
Have a scary movie-a-thon for Halloween
Roast pumpkin seeds
Attend Nuit Blanche

drink hot chocolate - things to do in fall

Visit a small town, take in the sights, enjoy the ambiance, and meet the people
Participate in a Zombie Walk
Visit a Provincial Park or one of Canada’s National Parks (and take advantage of the free 2017 Park’s Canada Pass)
Watch the birds flying south
Visit the library and borrow a book
Enjoy a fall picnic and serve warm foods
Go on a nature scavenger hunt and make fall crafts with your finds
Make candy or caramel apples, try out bite sized for the kids
Play a game of flag football
Go camping and star-gaze (indoor camping is an idea for those who are less adventurous)

watch the birds fly south fall activities to do

When exactly does the fall arrive? In the Northern Hemisphere, the first day of fall occurs during the September Equinox, when the Sun crosses the celestial equator, moving from North to South. This year the first day of fall is Friday September 22, 2017.

Get out there and tackle this activity list for fall or one you’ve tailored for yourself and your family. Most importantly of all, make sure that you enjoy the fall days before the weather changes!

What’s on your fall activity bucket list?

2 thoughts on “40 Must Do Activities For Fall

  • November 20, 2017 at 1:03 am

    These are great ideas, thanks

  • November 26, 2017 at 4:09 am

    Last Fall I had the good fortune to visit Eastern Canada and the Maritimes and truly enjoy the colours of the season at its height. I just soaked in the golds and reds and it filled me with joy!


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