20 Fall Outdoor Activities for Families
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
20 Fall Outdoor Activities for Families
❯ Go on a Leaf Tour
Because getting in the car & looking at pretty things is fun.
❯ See a Football Game
You could buy tickets for your favorite team or catch a home game and support your hometown!
Benefits of Going OutsideIt improves our basic happiness
Enhances healing & encourages growth
❯ Take Pictures
I love doing this. You can do this in any season and it sparks creativity trying to get a pleasing picture.
❯ Find Cool Leaves
You could even press the ones you find, or find some other cool crafts!
❯ Visit a Corn Maze
Where you’ll find a corn maze you’ll probably find other cool fall stuff…
One time I found a place to pick sunflowers near a corn maze.
Be careful though because I’ve also lost a child for hours in a corn maze.
❯ Or a Pumpkin Patch
You can’t miss the annual pumpkin patch trip with the family.
❯ Or an Apple Orchard
Who doesn’t love some cider & donuts?
If you’re into it some orchards may even offer food, live music, baked goods, or one of those cool blob things you jump on too!
Going to an apple orchard is one of my personal favorite fall outdoor activities for families.
❯ Go on a Hayride
I personally love these because you get to sit the entire time.
There are usually some cool picture opportunities and most wagons even shade you.
The needs of the planet are the needs of the person,
the rights of the person are the rights of the planet
❯ Make a Leaf Pile
OK. I don’t really think this is fun, but it’s free, your yard will look better & you’ll burn some calories.
❯ Carve Pumpkins
You can bake the pumpkin seeds or try some of these extravagant ideas
❯ Visit a Winery
I personally have never tried this but it seems fancy and enjoyable.
❯ Catapult Pumpkins
Need I say more?
❯ OR Sling Shot Apples
❯ Visit a Haunted House or Haunted Trail
Haunted things are all over in the fall, even in rural areas.
❯ Go Hiking
Seriously, hiking is so underrated. There are tons of ways to make it more fun.
Even better, be Jeff Corwin & come up with corny jokes while you search for animals
Ecopsychology has been proven to improve mental health, boost self esteem, help people with mental health problems return to work, improve physical health, and reduce social isolation.
❝ Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy. ❞
❯ Rent a Cabin
Staying in a foreign shack for a night or two is quant and wholesome.
You’ll either really appreciate the get away or leave with a renewed appreciation for your home.
This is also one of my favorite fall outdoor activities for families.
❯ Go Camping!
Nowadays you can even find an camper Airbnb if you don’t feel like packing much. Fall is a refreshing time
Ecopsychology (going outside) improves mental wellbeing, it helps people to become more physically active, it gives people the skills to get back into work or training, and it helps people who are lonely or socially isolated to broaden their networks.
Transpersonal ecopsychology suggests that being in nature creates a spiritual experience, making us feel whole.
❯ Try a Train Ride
Trains can be an awesome experience with gorgeous site seeing opportunities
➤ & If you have much more money than I do, be sure to check out these really sweet trains!
❯ Make a Wreath
You can get creative and there are TONS of Pinterest ideas for DIY wreaths
Ecotherapy is an approach that rests on the idea that people have a deep connection to their environment and to the earth itself.
❯ Decorate for Halloween
I personally think Halloween parties are the most fun to plan. You get to let out all your creepy ideas and people like-minded people will love it!
Need ideas? ➯ Halloween DIY Decor
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Other Types of Ecopsychology
Roszak T. The Voice of the Earth. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster (1992)