5 Fun Adventures To Get Outside Before It’s Too Cold

5 Fun Adventures To Get Outside Before It’s Too Cold

Fall is almost over and before we say goodbye to the autumn magic, I’m curious to know — what did you do to make this season memorable?

Was it harvesting or land tending? Spending the brightest days in the farmhouse? Or perhaps, you retreated to a wood cabin to find peace among majestic redwoods and maroon leaves, the quiet wind howling outside whilst you slurped a fifth cup of hot marshmallow-cocoa, basking in the warmth of the fluffiest blanket near the fireplace in the company of a heartwarming romance? Doesn’t that sound like heaven?

If you found yourself stuck inside this fall, I get it and I am also here to give you some new ideas to get you out into nature before the frigid temperatures and snow move in. Finish out fall with these five fun fall adventures to get outdoors. Having tested out all of these adventures myself, I have one thing to say: it’s all about having fun and creating memories.

Camping

Camping is a must during the fall. Even a one-night stop brings enough desire to be rooted in the fallen leaves for the rest of the days. Stargazing will add a magical sensation to this trip.

It’s time to break out the tent and let the camping adventures begin. Make sure to pack a little extra plaid and some cozy blankets.

Climbing, Driving, Hiking

Climbing, driving, hiking – you name it – to the highest possible peak to observe the utter beauty of the surrounded lands all the way to the horizon. Romantic, huh? The experience is even better if you bring along your S.O.

Some moments are gold.
Some moments are gold.

Some moments are gold.

Outdoor Photo Shoot

Plan an outdoor photo shoot with your kids or your pet to embrace the fall colors and the ones who never leave your side.

I take my pup Smiley with me everywhere and he is always ready for scenic fall photoshoots.
I take my pup Smiley with me everywhere and he is always ready for scenic fall photoshoots.

I take my pup Smiley with me everywhere and he is always ready for scenic fall photo shoots.

Farmers Market

Visit the farmers market, a crafts fair or both to purchase a mascot of this autumn, something unique that’ll anchor you to these days every time you see it. Plus, fresh produce from the farmers market will make for a wonderful evening in.

I am happy that my childhood was saturated with mud and bruises, not computer games and an obsession with the number of likes under the photo.
I am happy that my childhood was saturated with mud and bruises, not computer games and an obsession with the number of likes under the photo.

I am happy that my childhood was saturated with mud and bruises, not computer games and an obsession with the number of likes under the photo.

Giving Something Back

Put your stamp on the world and give something back to the world this fall. Plant a tree or even something as small as a single seed. Build a bird feeder or a birdhouse—they will need it on the harsh winter days. Spread the love and be generous in any way possible. For me, I built a Belles Lettres Bookhouse (and highly recommend it). Watching people sneaking into it and leaving with a book in hand is the most heart-filling feeling I’ve experienced.

Sharing books with the world is my favorite way to give back and unite readers.
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2 Comments

  • Syuzanna

    Dear Katherine and Alisa,
    Thank you for this lovely post and beautiful photographs! Oh, how I wish that I had the chance to do majority of the activities mentioned above but I was fortunate enough to do only one – driving. Life has been insanely busy for me with 2 kiddos and a full time job in the evenings/nights so I was not able to plan a proper fall activity to enjoy all the colors that Virginia state actually offers! However, I have been able to enjoy heelrides on the way to work and beautiful sunset rays sparkling in gold and all shades of red over the trees… I shall plan a better fall activity next year for he family to grasp all the beauty that a fall nature may offer…
    Thank you for this lovely post!!! Looking forward to future ones, like Christmas and new cooking recipes???

    Hugs and love to you all
    Sincerely
    Syuzanna

    December 6, 2018 at 1:18 pm Reply
  • Sharon Bandhold

    Dear Ms. H & Aliza, Thank you for this post! I always look.forward to them, they energize me alot! I have to admit that I haven’t watched you on Suits (yet) but will after Christmas. I watched many episodes of Roswell before, I believe, Netflix took it down. Just love yoou in it!! We have a different streaming service now, http://www.southernstreamtv.com, where I can find anything. ($250 flat fee, & one can get rid of all other TV/streaming services; I don’t work for the company.) Hope you’ve been able to get some down time, & Happy Holidays to you & yours! Sincerely, Sharon Bandhold, Morrisonville, NY

    December 7, 2018 at 2:46 am Reply
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