With the fall season in full swing, it’s important to make the best out of every glorious day. Although we love summer in Toledo, fall is the perfect time to be outside and enjoy time spent with family and friends. As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to change, have your best season yet with our fall fun activities. How many can you knock off your list before winter?
Bake A Pie
One of the best parts of the fall season is the delicious pies that come fresh from the oven. Between classic apple pie, delicious pumpkin pie, and sweet pecan pie, you can’t go wrong. With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s the perfect time to whip out the rolling pin and get baking. Be a good neighbor and surprise them with a freshly baked pie! Who knows, maybe your leaves will be raked as a thank you.
Train for The Turkey Trot
With the weather cooling down, it’s the perfect time to get outside and begin training for your local Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. Whether you walk or run during the event, it’s important to get your body prepared for race day. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the crisp fall air.
Cheer On Your Football Team
With the fall comes football and football season is in full swing! Make a day out of the big game and prepare a tailgate for your friends and family. Support your local high school or cheer for Michigan or Ohio State on TV or in person. Who do you root for?
Raking leaves may not be everyone’s favorite chore, but make it a fun day for the family! Make it a competition amongst the kids to see who can rake up the largest pile. Don’t forget to jump in the piles! But once you get indoors, check for ticks as they’re still active in the fall.
Attend a Fall or Holiday Festival
Festivals have a variety of booths and activities that are perfect for the whole family. Between food, crafts, music, and art, there’s something for everyone. Head to Maker’s Mart or Holiday Craft Fair this year. Bonus, you can get your Christmas shopping done early!
Prep Your Family Holiday Card
As Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, that means Christmas cards are next! Don’t wait until the last minute to take your family photo—schedule a photographer early. With the leaves turning brilliant fall hues, your photos will turn out perfectly just in time to print and send your holiday cards. Can’t find a photographer? No worries—ask a friend to use your phone.
Stroll Through The Metroparks
The autumn season is a great time to get outdoors. Not too hot and not too cold, the temperature is optimal for being outside and enjoying Mother Nature. Take in all of the fall foliage by taking a walk or bike through your local park. Our favorite is Side Cut Metropark in Maumee. See you out there!
Create DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
Fall is a great time to get crafty. Need a fun idea? Try painting the edges of pine cones in your favorite colors. Not only do they turn out to be the perfect table decorations, but also won’t make a dent in your budget. Warm up a batch of cider on the stove and get crafting!
Make The Most Of Your Jack-O-Lanterns
Although Halloween is over, you can still reap the benefits of your hard work from carving those pumpkins. Take the leftover pumpkin seeds and roast them in the oven with a little olive oil and salt—they’re the perfect snack. Have a sweet tooth? Sprinkle some sugar on top—the caramelization is delicious with little to no guilt!
Count Your Blessings
Fall is a time of reflection. With the year winding down and the holidays coming up, take a moment to yourself and reflect on the year you had. Try writing a list of everything you are thankful for and share it with your family on Thanksgiving.