37 things you MUST do before fall is over

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1. Make fresh pumpkin pie

2. Go on a fall photo scavenger hunt

3. Take a hayride at an apple orchard

4. Walk around your neighborhood on a cool, foggy fall morning

5. Fire up the grill for one last barbecue

6. Take a Michigan color tour to look at the fall leaves

7. Put out new bird feeders

8. Drink pumpkin beer and/or hard apple cider

9. Plan a picnic for a weekend afternoon

10. Rake the leaves in your yard then jump in the pile

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11. Go camping for a weekend

12. Make a pot of chili

13. Read a book outside on a cool day

14. Decorate your house with hay, pumpkins and scarecrows


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16. Treat yo self to that pumpkin spice latte and don’t feel bad about it

17. Gather some old clothes and hay and make a scarecrow

18. Go apple picking

19. Share scary stories around a campfire

20. Ride your bike along a bike trail

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21. Drive to an area away from city lights and look for constellations you recognize

22. Visit a haunted house (in Michiana, Warsaw or Fort Wayne)

23. Get your friends together for a game of flag football

24. Toast pumpkin seeds

25. Have a fall photo shoot 

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26. Host a bonfire in your backyard and make smores

27. Take a walk in a corn maze 

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28. Sip hot apple cider at an apple orchard

29. Volunteer at a food pantry or soup kitchen

30. Take a trip to Potato Creek State Park

31. Dip apples in caramel 

32. Go to the beach and watch the sunset (or sunrise) one more time

33. Collect leaves and make art out of them

34. Roast marshmallows

35. Do a winery tour in southwestern Michigan

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36. Clean your house and donate things you don’t want

37. Learn a new recipe featuring a fall food like sweet potatoes or butternut squash


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