Written by: Alex Slater

Now that the fall season is here, we can transition from summer fun to cooler weather activities.  Fall presents us with many family-fun outings, and just because it is a little colder does not mean the adventures need to stop! Don’t let living in the Midwest prevent you from the family fun fall excursions you can be taking this season.

Apple picking

Apple picking is a great activity that is fun for all ages.  This activity can teach children about how fruit is grown and is also a way to get affordable produce! After picking those apples, do not forget about all the recipes you can make with them. 

Trick or treating

‘Tis the fall season to go trick or treating!  Right now many communities are doing trick or treating activities before and after Halloween.  Be sure to see what your community is doing or if neighborhoods close by are doing anything special for this time of year.

Haunted House

Not for the faint of heart, but if you and your family are up for it, we say go for it!  Don’t forget to check out all the spook-tacular attractions that are happening this time of year.  Haunted houses or haunted walks are happening all over the community and if you like ghosts and ghouls, this could be the perfect family activity for you!

Outdoor farms

Be sure to check out all the farms and see if they have anything special going on this time of year.  Many farms have hayrides, petting zoos, and even maple syrup tapping.  Spending the day at the farm can show your children how important animals are and also will offer them an educational experience. 

Cider Mills

One of our favorite fall activities is going to the cider mill. Some cider mills also have hayrides and farms within them.  Spend the day eating donuts, candy apples and cider with your family or find a cider mill that offers all the activities and enjoy a fun filled day of hayrides, donuts, and farm animals!

We at Cooking Matters hope you and your family enjoy this fall season and take advantage of all the fun!