pumpkins

Mmm, do you feel that beautiful Fall weather outside. It’s such a glorious time of year! It’s the beginning of the end of the year and the beginning of a long holiday season full of joy, food, fun decorations, food, pumpkins, coziness and food.

Here’s a look at our Autumn bucket list, hopefully we have time to fit everything in!

  • Visit Nashville/Brown County: One of the most beautiful places nearby to visit in the fall. The rolling hills of tress, changing from green to reds, yellows and oranges. We used to go camping every year and will start the tradition back up with the kiddos are ready for it. We visited just yesterday. The colors are exceptional right now, probably the most vibrant we’ve ever seen. There are lots of trails to hike or if you’re more into touristy type attractions you can walk around downtown Nashville. There are a lot of shops you can check out.
  • Apple Picking: We marked this one off our list early. We love to go to Tuttles Orchard which is only about 10 minutes away from us. I am not a huge apple fan but boy, their apples are something else. They also have you-pick sunflowers, hay rides, pumpkin patch, kids play area and food! We love their apple donuts and apple and peach slushies.
  • Pumpkin patch: We also already marked this off our list. We love to visit Stoneycreek. They have hayrides, pony rides, pumpkin train, play area, zip line and many more activities. We live across the street from Piney Acres, which is a Christmas tree farm primarily but also offers fall activities and they have a new playground set up for the kiddos. They offer a haunted loft and maze at night on the weekends as well.
  • Trick or treating: Henry will be a lion and Peyton an owl. We’ve already been to one trick or treating event and have a couple more lined up.
  • Halloween Party: Our favorite little library, Fortville Public Library┬áhas a party every year featuring a safari guy who brings lots of fun animals. The party is Thursday the 29th at 6:30 PM.
  • Bonfire at home
  • Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie: You can take a hayride and hear the story about the Headless Horseman and see him ride through the night. If you go earlier in the evening, it’s less scary. There are also activities set up for the kids to participate in.
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Hiking
  • Pumpkin everything: Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin muffins, etc

This list doesn’t encompass everything we will do to take advantage of the ever too short fall season but it’s a great place to start.

What are some of your favorite fall activities?