Now that the dog days of summer are officially over, what do YOU plan to do to celebrate the change of the season? If you don’t already have a Fall Bucket List, here’s some ideas to help you get one started:
Visit a Farm for Fall Festivities
Local farms offer everything from apple picking and cider pressing, to hay rides, corn mazes, and a trip to the pumpkin patch. Plan a trip for your family soon. It’s a great way to celebrate the season!
Click here to find a pumpkin patch near the Tri-Cities.
Check out these pumpkin patches around Salem.
Take a Hike
Cooler weather and fall colors make a walk in the woods something special. Grab the kids and collect a little of the season’s colors to bring home.
For hikes around Salem, click HERE.
For hikes around the Tri-Cities, click HERE.
Visit a Farmers Market (Before they close for the year)
Many of the farmers market begin closing in late September, but there are some that stay open through the end of October. It’s your last chance for farm fresh produce straight from the people who grow it. Support local food production, find a bargain or two, and make a day of it!
Salem & Surrounding Area
Tri-Cities Farmers Markets
Take a Scenic Leaf Tour
Do you wait all year for the beautiful reds and golds of fall? Check the link below for the best places to find fall colors and take a drive. Pack lunch and enjoy a picnic in the sunshine with your favorite hot beverage.
Click HERE for a National Fall Foliage Map
Create Some Fall Décor
Maybe you’re the crafty sort. The following link offers all kinds of ideas for creating fall décor with the colors of the season. If you’ve collected some leaves on a fall hike or drive, there’s bound to be an idea here you can use to display your treasures.
Click HERE for fall project ideas.
Still looking for ideas for your Fall Bucket List? Click HERE
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Here’s wishing you all the best of the season!