As the cooler weather starts to approach you’re likely reminded of all that fall has to bring. Delicious cider, yummy pumpkin flavored treats, and of course fun outdoors activities that don’t leave you drenched in sweat like the good old summer heat does. Yup, fall is a great time of year. It’s particularly fun here in Washington. If you’re looking for fun fall activities to enjoy with the family, check out these great options below.
Color Hike | The fall colors here in Washington are incredibly vibrant. From rich browns to golden yellows to robin reds a lovely fall hike will get you some exercise, keep you enjoying the great outdoors, and give you an appreciation for this time of year that keeps you coming back for more and more.
Salmon Spawning | We all love eating salmon, but seeing them in nature is a true treat. Visit the Cedar River to watch the salmon spawn and get a real picture of where your food comes from. If you’re interested in learning more about salmon spawning you can also get in touch with the Seattle Aquarium, who will happily tell you everything you need to know about it.
Oktoberfest | Visit Leavenworth, Washington to enjoy a true Oktoberfest right here in America. It’s just like visiting Germany, without the cost or long flight. You’ll be able to enjoy traditional food, dance, beer, and even clothing. This year’s events will take place every Friday and Saturday through October.
Kite Flying | The fall season is known for having higher winds. Purchase a kite and get outside with the kids or grandchildren to enjoy this traditional family activity. You’ll appreciate the blue skies, great weather, and make memories with your family that will last for years.
Pumpkin Picking | Nothing is more fun than getting bundled up and heading to the pumpkin patch. Check out one of the many found in the state, pick some pumpkins to carve, save the seeds for toasting, and the meat for pies!
Don’t let the cooler weather keep you down. Take advantage of it, get outside, and make some memories. You’ll be happy you did.
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