Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Midwest. The leaves are changing, the temperature is cooling, and the kids are back in school. Bring everyone together for some fall fun this season with these family friendly activities.

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch. What screams fall more than a field full of pumpkins? Take the family out for a day trip to a local pumpkin patch and enjoy all the seasonal vegetables and fruits that come along with fall. Carving pumpkins is another fun way to get the kids involved. Pro tip: save the seeds and bake them for an enjoyable and nutritious snack.
  2. Find a nearby apple orchard. Apples are the pinnacle of fall. From baked goods to cider, this fruit is highly celebrated in the fall season. Apple orchards often have activities for all ages – check before you go to know what to expect. Whether it’s a petting zoo or a hayride, there’s always plenty going on at local apple orchards.
  3. Take a fall colors road trip. ExploreMN has compiled a wonderful list of day or weekend trips to view fall colors in peak season. Across the state, it’s impossible to miss the beauty that autumn brings. These ten roads are perfect for those who love to take the scenic route.

What are your favorite fall activities? Whatever inspires you to get active, take advantage of all that the fall season has to offer and get the family together for a little memory making before the cold of winter (and hibernation mode) hits.