9 Fun Things to do This Fall

5 Days until Fall is officially here! 
Plaid scarves and autumn-inspired scented candles are hitting the stores, and the countdown is on for Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte to make its reappearance. It’s time for some Fall Fun!

Here are 9 ideas to get you going.

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch. 

They are everywhere – and since most of them are outdoors, they can be enjoyed while still maintaining proper social distancing. Goodness, most grocery stores have stacks of them out front (it counts!), and what says “fall” more than a perfect pumpkin at your front door?

  1. Carve a pumpkin. 

While painting pumpkins has become the thing, there’s nothing quite like getting your hands dirty and carving an old-fashioned jack o’ lantern with or without kids. (Plus, you can roast the seeds for a super tasty, fall-time snack.)

  1. Go apple picking.  

Some orchards offer harvest time festivals and other fun activities in addition to a great deal on u-pick apples. Have some squeezed into fresh apple cider!

  1. Drink something warm by the fire. 

If you are looking for something romantic to do with your one and only, look no further than your own fireplace. Build a cozy little blaze and settle in with some hot chocolate — or even better, some hot apple toddies.

  1. Build a bonfire. 

If we’re talking about building fires, try one outside. (In a safely contained fire pit, of course.) Invite some friends over to join the fun.  Grab the roasting sticks, marshmallows, Hershey bars, and graham crackers. They all be coming back for s’more!

  1. Jump in a leaf pile. 

It turns out, jumping in leaf piles isn’t just for kids. It doesn’t matter if you’re four or forty – it’s just plain fun!

  1. Take a “Fall” drive  

Christmas time might go overboard with light displays, but the changing leaves of Fall give us beautiful color, without all the work. So why not take the scenic route through the country and look at all the colors of Fall?

  1. Boo your neighbors. 

Build a basket of Fall and harvest-themed goodies and leave it on a neighbor’s doorstep. Ring the doorbell and dash madly behind a bush, so they don’t see you. (It’s supposed to be a surprise after all.)

  1. Count your blessings. 

This year has been a tough one. But there is still so much to be thankful for. Don’t wait until Thanksgiving to look around you, taking note of all that your blessings. It sounds cliche, but an attitude of gratitude makes all the difference.

The team at Hamilton Connections knows this year’s been a wringer for everyone. We would love to answer your questions and maybe even share a few 2020 stories. We are only a phone call away. Contact us today! We can’t wait to chat!