Each season is special for several reasons, but mostly for the fact that each one allows us to experience the outdoors in unique ways. In the summer, barbecues and spending the day at the beach is ideal. In the winter, we love going out sleigh riding and building snowmen. During the spring, what else could be better than having a picnic in the park while looking at all the flowers in bloom? So now that we are in fall, what kind of activities can be fun for the whole family to do? Take a look at our top 5 picks:

Apple Picking
Fall is best known for its apples and it is the best time of year to pick apples when they are fully ripe right off the tree. You can find an orchard close by that offers apple picking for visitors. The whole family will enjoy it.

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patches are always a family favorite, especially for young children. From the endless amount of bright orange pumpkins to leave with, tall corn stalks and fresh cider and apple pies, pumpkin patches are a fun and festive fall activity.

Take a Nature Walk
Fall is the time when the leaves are changing colors, falling off the trees and the air is crisp and cool. Going on a nature walk is fun for kids to see the leaves and collect the most beautiful ones that have fallen.

Go on a Hay Ride
Going on a hay ride at a farm makes a great day-trip for family. Kids have the opportunity to get up close with animals and see how a farm functions from day-to-day.

Organize an Outdoor Game
Whether it be kickball or football, organizing a fun and competitive outdoor game is a great activity to get everyone involved in.