A roundup of fun fall activities for your family and friends to do this season! Stay active, stay healthy, and enjoy this time of year for all it has to offer.
Summer is surely over, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop staying active like you were when the weather was warm! In fact, fall is a great time of year for events that secretly get you moving while celebrating the season.
Whether you know it or not, your own hometown is probably a GOLD MINE for fun fall events and activities. I used to always want to get out of Buffalo as soon as the weather started to chill a bit, but now I’ve learned to appreciate it for the all the season has to offer. Sure, winter is not my favorite, but I am pretty darn lucky to live in a place that’s temperate and has changing seasons! I get to see a wide range of colors and landscapes, experience different weather patterns, and enjoy different seasonal activities.
Staying active when the weather starts to change can be a challenge for some, so I’ve rounded up some of the best (and most seasonably appropriate!) ways to enjoy the season while still staying healthy with your family!
Go apple or pumpkin picking
Climbing apple trees and lifting heavy pumpkins off the ground can be a great way to get outside and get active during the fall! Not only do you get a bounty of fresh fall foods to take home, but also you’re able to spend time with family and friends while moving your body. If you’re local to Western New York, check out Blackman Homestead Farm for apples or The Great Pumpkin Farm for pumpkins.
View the fall foliage from up close
Forget the foliage in your front, get up close and personal with the good stuff by taking a drive out into the country for a hike or nature walk! Breathe in the cool air, soak up the crisp scents, and look in awe at the amazing colors around you. Don’t forget your sweater, boots, and a picnic lunch to enjoy on your day out! If you’re local to Western New York, check out Tifft Nature Preserve which is open all year long to visitors and has tons of wildlife to see or traverse the beautiful trails up at Hawk Creek Preserve.
Take a haunted walking tour
Walking tours are a great way to see your city and get on your feet. This time of year a lot places offer haunted or ‘spooky’ walking tours that feature the scariest places in the area. Book a tour with your friends and prepare for a night of thrills, chills, and fun! A perfect way to get ready for Halloween, too. If you’re local to Western New York, check out Haunted History Ghost Walks!
Register for a fall 5k or Turkey Trot
Fall is PRIME running season. The weather is perfect and the races are bountiful! Sign up for a fun fall 5k or Turkey Trot to give you something to train for throughout the season. You’ll fall in love with the racing environment and may even discover a new passion for running. Lots of races have themes, cool prizes, or costume options this time of year! If you’re local to Western New York, check out the Jack o’ Lantern Fall Classic 5k or YMCA 8K Turkey Trot around Thanksgiving.
Transform TV time
The return of fall tv favorites is a great time of year for entertainment and pop culture buffs! However, don’t let your screen time become sitting, sedentary time. Instead, use your favorite shows as a good distraction and reward while fitting in fitness. Do 10 push-ups at the mention of a certain word/phrase, jumping jacks during commercial breaks, or themed workouts based on your favorite characters. Here’s a few ideas for your next at home, tv-watching workout.
As you can see, there are tons of ways to stay active and healthy even when the seasons start to change! Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year in my hometown. Seeing the leaves change colors, enjoying all the seasonal foods, cozying up with my fireplace on cool night, and breaking out all my fall apparel. I especially love treating myself to a new pair of fall boots to wear for all these fun activities. Recently I got a pair from Earth Shoes and that are just perfect for active living, yet cute, comfy, and stylish for the season.
I especially love these shoes because of the brand itself. Earth was founded by a yoga instructor who set out to make shoes that made total body wellness their priority. Wellness really does start from the ground up. To walk tall literally and figuratively, someone must feel comfortable and grounded in their footwear. Aside from supporting environmental programs like their ‘Plant a Tree on Earth’ campaign, the company also produces shoes that are as functional as they are stylish. My boots have a padded heel to reduce shock, a reinforced arch to stabilize my foot, and cushioning for extra support. I absolutely love the look of them too and have warn them for all the activities I highlighted in this post!
If you want to wear your own pair of Earth shoes while enjoying the fall festivities in your own hometown, enter my giveaway below…
Earth Brand Footwear Giveaway
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