Your Guide to Outdoor Fall Fun

Your Guide to Outdoor Fall Fun

Discover outdoor activities for your whole family with this guide to outdoor fall fun.


Think the sun's gone down on a whole season's worth of fun? Not quite! The days may be shorter, but fall brings a season unlike any other for appreciation of nature. Discover outdoor activities for your whole family with our quick guide to outdoor fall fun.

Scenic Day Trips
If you want to get closer to nature this fall, plan a scenic day trip with the family and enjoy the landscape of changing colour together.

A Fall Driving Tour
Grab a local map and plot a course on nearby rural routes. Rural routes offer uninterrupted, panoramic views. Keep an eye out for parks and local stop-offs so you can take a break en route with a basket of picnic food and enjoy the scenery. Pack your cooler and basket with:

  • Chilled sandwiches or wraps
  • Fresh beverages, bottled water and fruit juice
    Grapes, cut-up fruit such as melon chunks and sliced vegetables
  • Snacks
  • A warm-you-up container of coffee for chilly days
  • Homemade brownies or cookies
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Most importantly: a few soft blankets to spread out for the picnic!


If you're living in a warmer climate, consider a trip to the beach! During the off-season, many resorts and beach towns offer reduced rates, and you'll enjoy fewer crowds and cooler temperatures.

A Fall Hiking Trip
On a hike, you all get an opportunity to exercise in the cool weather, take in the foliage from a more intimate vantage point and bring home souvenirs from your tour.

Be sure to take along a bag to collect the most colourful and shapely leaves you find. It's fun and educational to identify them once you get home. Or identify them right on the trail with a field guide. Also keep an eye out for fallen pinecones and clusters of acorns. They're beautiful as decorative indoor touches and make great supplies for crafts.

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Pick Something Yourselves
Fall is a time of bountiful harvests. With anything from pumpkins to DIY apple picking, going to an orchard or a farm is a perfect way to bring the family together in a unique way.

What are some of the ways you get your family together during the fall? Let us know in the comments section below!

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