Fall is one of my favor times of year to hit the road. Whether is for an epic drive across the northeast or just a drive to the country to enjoy a fall picnic, fall is a great time to plan some fun family adventures. The cooler temperatures, the beautiful foliage and all the fun of pick-your-own farms make fall the perfect time to enjoy a little unplugged family time.
VISIT A PICK-YOUR-OWN FARM
Fall is my favorite time of year to visit a pick-your-own farm. You can pick everything from gourds, pumpkins, apples, sweet potatoes to even popcorn! Yes, popcorn. Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ grows “popcorn”. Special ears of corn that you can pop in the microwave for some of he yummiest popcorn!
TAKE A HAYRIDE TO A PUMPKIN PATCH
Pumpkin patches are one of our fall must-dos. In fact, we make it a point to go to several each year. We have a local farm that has pick-your-own pumpkins to use in pies and recipes and then others for regular pumpkins to decorate with.
The kids will enjoy the hayride out to the pumpkin patch and the thrill of getting to pick that perfect pumpkin to display all season long.
TAKE IN A FALL FESTIVAL
I know in New Jersey, there is no shortage of fun fall festivals to take in. Check with friends, wineries and local farms for a listing of their upcoming fall festivals and make it a plan to check out a few this season.
GET LOST IN A CORN MAZE
Who doesn’t love a good corn maze?! My kids love exploring local corn mazes and we try to take in a different one every weekend. Set up teams before you head in and see who can make it out first or just use teamwork to try and beat your time on each corn maze you visit.
TAKE A FALL DRIVE
Whether you plan a road trip for a weekend getaway or just a drive to the country to take in all the beautiful fall colors on the trees, a fall drive is a great idea no matter how you look at it.
MOM TIP: PACK A PICNIC BASKET FOR THE RIDE AND ENJOY A PICNIC IN THE CRISP, FALL AIR.
GO FOR A HIKE
Fall is a great time to head out into the great outdoors and go hiking together as a family. Whether you start at a local park and go hiking or you plan an adventure to a conquer a larger trail, hiking is great for the whole family.
Whatever you decide to do, fall is the perfect time to get out and create family memories that will last a lifetime. Fall and winter are a great time to travel and explore the world around you.
What fall adventures will you enjoy this year?