Getting the Most Out of Fall

With fall right around the corner, it’s almost time to pull out the sweaters and cuddle up with a warm cup of hot cocoa or apple cider. However, there’s quite a lot more to do during the fall months that can bring seniors great happiness and pleasure.

Harvest Festivals

All around the country harvest festivals will be in full swing. Bringing together the bounty of harvest and fun activities, a harvest festival can be an exciting day of fun. Many harvest festivals hold nothing back as far as fun goes. A lot of them will not only have stores of great fall produce to purchase, but also many different activities. One may be able to take a hayride, bob for apples, get lost in a corn maze, and much more. Harvest festivals can be a great way for seniors to spend the day, especially if they’re in the presence of family. They truly are an all ages affair.

Produce Picking

Many farms offer what’s known as “U-Pick”. This means that people can come to the farm and pick their own produce, like apples, pumpkins, berries, etc. There’s quite possibly no way to get fresher produce, plus you get the experience of getting out there and hand-selecting exactly what you want. Most farms will charge a cheaper rate, because you’re doing the work yourself, and typically charge by the pound, so you’re bound to get a great deal.

Tree Tour

Seniors looking to get out and see fall should take a drive and do what’s known as a tree tour. This involves going somewhere that deciduous trees (trees that change color and shed their leaves) are plentiful and getting to see the fall colors. Trees can range for shades of green, to oranges, pinks, reds, and yellows, and browns. The colors are spectacular and are perfect for the amateur photographer.

Hot Air Balloon

Seniors that are looking for a little more adventure, should consider the intensity and beauty of a hot air balloon ride. Like the tree tour above, if you really want to see fall and its beauty, there’s no better view than a hot air balloon. With stunning views, you’re sure to have a good time.

Read a book

Seniors that are looking for something a little more relaxed than a hot air balloon, may consider curling up with a good book. Grab something completely different, or an old favorite. Then make yourself a hot cup of apple cider, cocoa, tea, or coffee, and relax. A nice throw blanket will keep you warm while you escape into a literary treat.


If you’re a football fan, or realistically and type of sport fan, consider having a tailgate party. Gather your closest friends and family and enjoy some delicious food, some good drinks, and conversation before the big game. Tailgating has become an American pastime that can really bring fans together.


No matter what you do during the fall months, take time to enjoy the changing of the seasons. Spending time enjoying the mild weather can bring lots of joy and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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