15 Fun Activities to do Outside During Fall!

15 Fun Activities to do Outside During Fall!

It’s that time of year again. There’s a cool breeze in the air, the leaves are changing colors, and there is no shortage of pumpkin spice flavored treats at the supermarkets. We’ve got some fun fall activities that will get you out of the house and make you fall in love with autumn. You can make the most of fall with these 15 activities that are fun for kids, adults, friends, and family!

  • Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Probably one of (if not the most) beloved activities of fall. Spending the day at the pumpkin patch is without a doubt a perfect way to enjoy a fall afternoon. Once you find your ideal pumpkin, bring it home to carve or paint and set it out on your front porch to display.

  • Go for a Hike

Fall is arguably the best season for hiking. Hiking is a great way to explore the outdoors, get some exercise, and appreciate all of the fall foliage. Whether you’re looking for a challenging adventure or a leisure family-friendly nature walk, there are so many hiking trails to choose from. Don’t know where to go? The link below will point you in the right direction.


  • Explore a National or State Park

Our nation’s parks provide great opportunities in fall for all types of outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, and biking. Many parks offer better wildlife sightings, fewer crowds, and lower pricing during fall. The stunning views are even more breathtaking with the colorful range of foliage that autumn brings. Use the links below to find a park near you!



  • Have a Bonfire

Invite your friends and family, grab a blanket, and cozy up by the fire. Treat everyone to delicious s’mores as you tell classic ghost stories!

  • Go Camping

Cooler temperatures mean less mosquitos and other nagging insects. In fact, fewer people camp in the fall so you can expect lower rates and fewer crowds! There are so many great camping opportunities across the nation. Find a campground near you to plan your epic camping trip using the link below!


  • Go for a Hayride

What better way to take in all of the beauty of fall than on a hayride. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful sights that the season of fall brings.

  • Get Lost in a Corn Maze

There's no shortage of corn mazes across the country in the fall. Finding your way through a corn maze is a great challenge for the entire family to get involved in.

  • Go Apple Picking

Head to your nearest orchard for a fun filled day of apple picking! You can even turn the fresh apples that you picked into a delicious apple crisp or pie. 

  • Visit an Autumn Festival

With lots of food, music, and a variety of activities, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. See what fall festivals are near you!

  • Go to a Football Game

Fall is football season and you know what that means. Head to your local high school for a Friday night lights game. Or head to a collegiate game on a Saturday afternoon. Don’t forget to bring some drinks and food to tailgate beforehand.

  • Have a Picnic in the Park

An autumn picnic in the park is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and the lovely scenery in a peaceful way. It allows you to slow down from your busy life and truly embrace the season of fall.

  • Go on a Bike Ride

The cooler temperatures of fall make the ideal conditions for a bike ride. Not only do you get to enjoy the fall scenery, but you will also get some exercise while doing it!

  • Plant a Fall Garden

The season of fall provides cool air and warm soil which makes it a great time to plant a garden. Many root vegetables and salad greens grow well in the fall. Use the link below to find out what crops are best grown in your state. https://homegardenreport.com/fall-crop-planting-made-easy-tips-for-all-climates/

  • Jump in a Pile of Leaves

There’s nothing quite like a pile of freshly raked leaves to jump into. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and burn off some energy. 

  • Birdwatch

Fall is one of the best times to see birds as they are migrating south for the winter. Spend some time outside to relax and listen to the sounds of birds above you. Try and identify the types of birds you see.


We challenge you to do as many of these 15 fun activities with your friends and family this fall. Be sure to tag @intotheoutdoorstv on Facebook and Instagram to have your outdoor adventures featured on our page!

By: Olivia MooreSeptember 12 2023