It’s fall. The cold season is approaching, and soon, sweaters and coats will become everyday attire, and the summer sun will miss you. And that’s not a bad thing…Every season has its advantages, and we offer the top eight most exciting things about the start of fall that will keep you smiling!
Since the temperature is lower (but not too low), autumn is the best season for hiking. Also, if you go in the mountains, you will have the chance to observe the great colors and landscapes. You may also look up the activities organized in a ski center or in a national park to vary your outings.
Each year, children eagerly look forward to the fall for two reasons: Halloween and picking apples! Indeed, the whole family has fun picking delicious apples, Apples always tend to taste much better when we pick them ourselves…odd!
They enjoyed the heat and the sun to grow, but it is now time to harvest our delicious vegetables! Many family farms offer open days, during which the children (and you!) will discover new varieties of squash and vegetables. You can also utilize the opportunity to choose your Halloween pumpkin and even paint/carve it.
After visiting farms and picking apples, it is time for the kitchen! Pies, sauces, and preserves. When the house gets filled with delicious smells, it will bring back all the fall memories and create new ones.
PLAYING IN THE LEAVES
There is nothing quite similar to the smell of dead leaves, and to jump in a mountain of red and yellow leaves takes us on a journey through time to when we were kids! We must take advantage of these beautiful autumn days to spend some time playing in the leaves…even as adults. Sometimes you just have to unleash your inner child. It is an activity that costs nothing, and is remembered throughout life!
We did a lot of that in the summer, but in autumn, the temperature is often more suitable for cycling. Besides, the landscapes are unusually beautiful, and if it’s a little chilly, we take the opportunity to stop on a terrace, and enjoy a good bowl of soup or delicious hot chocolate!
For those who want a little change from biking, know that autumn is a great season to visit an equestrian center. Horseback riding is a sport that should be on your list of things to do!
GO TO THE MOVIES
Of course, autumn is also a great time for a movie and popcorn! So many new releases come out: horror for Halloween, family for the holidays, and tons of other genres for the time in between.