A welcome blast of cooler air has finally brought the temperature down out of the 90’s. The much more bearable conditions remind me what a wonderful time fall is for getting outside. Take advantage of the milder days of fall with 25 Frugal, Fantastic Outdoor Fall Activities.
Attend A Football Game On A Discount Day
Bless A Friend or Neighbor-Rake leaves or gather up pine straw and pine cones from someone’s yard who is unable to.
Bird Watch-Fall is prime time for many bird species to head southward to winter nesting spots, at least here in the U.S.
Build a Leaf Collection-Just make sure that you are aware of what plants like poison ivy and poison oak look like so you don’t collect more than you bargained for.
Camp Out-Whether in your backyard or at a campground, this can be such a fun way to enjoy time in nature. If weather conditions and safety factors allow, sitting around a well-built campfire is great, as well.
Carve And/Or Decorate A Pumpkin-The outdoors are a perfect place to do this.
Check Out An Apple Orchard-Have fun picking apples that you can turn into all sorts of delicious fall treats or preserves for later.
Do Some Star Gazing-To read up on the best things to view this time of year, hop on over to StarDate, a website of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.
Enjoy An Evening Of Trick Or Trunk.-Some churches designate an evening to members gathering to decorate their car trunks and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Grab Family and Friends And Go Geocaching-If you are not already familiar with geocaching, think of it as a fun outdoor treasure hunt using GPS-enabled devices (Geocaching). And treasures are stashed all over the world. Go to the Geocaching website to get clues to hiding places near you.
Go On A Hike-The cooler weather and turning leaves make for a great outing.
Hop On Your Bike And Go For A Ride
Host A Neighborhood Block Party-Have each person bring a dish to share, whatever they would like to drink, and some lawn chairs.
Jump In A Pile Of Leaves And Make a Leaf Maze for the Kiddos
Listen To A Free Outdoor Concert-Many cities and cultural institutions offer outdoor musical events this time of year because of the temperature being more moderate.
Make A Day Of It At A Public Beach If You Live In Easy Driving Distance-All the fun without the sizzle of summer.
Navigate a Corn Maze
Plant Some Spring Bulbs or Fall/Winter Vegetables-Check a regional agricultural site to find out what grows best in your area and the best planting times.
Play Carnival Games In Your Backyard-Games such as a ring toss, apple bob, and football throw are easy and inexpensive to put together.
Pop Over To A Park for A Picnic-Fewer bugs and less scorching heat than summer.
Set Up A Scavenger Hunt
Sit Outside And Read A Book
Take A Hayride
Visit A Pumpkin Field Or Church-Sponsored Pumpkin Patch-At the church sponsored patches, proceeds from pumpkin sales go to support church missions or community organizations.
Visit A Local Festival-Many venues charge very little to get in the gate and offer opportunities to browse, listen to good music, and people watch.
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