Fall is here! Every year I look forward to apple picking, pumpkin carving, and bonfires. This year, however, I have a lot more ideas in mind. Fall is short and I want to enjoy it to the fullest, so before the snow arrives I want to check everything off of my fall bucket list. This is actually a pre-scheduled post because I am currently checking one item off now, and that is my going to the Clinton Fall Festival. It’s a great time to visit with some good friends and see a lot of arts and crafts vendors. Don’t worry, the list below is full of things to do yet before the season is over.
1. One thing I love about fall is the change in colors. Sure the spring/summer greenery is nice and bright and fresh, but the warm reds and oranges are always so appealing and beautiful. Plan a road trip to see the tree tops change during this wonderful time.
2. Camping is always something that I look forward to and I seldom go during fall but think it would be the best time to go so that I can enjoy the scenic drive and hike some gorgeous trails. Nordhouse Dunes is where my friends and I like to go because it is very secluded and is a bit of a challenge having to hike all of your equipment in to your camp site. Trust me, the challenge is worth the breathtaking views and feeling of exploration.
3. ArtPrize is celebrating their eighth year this year. I have gone all the previous years and plan to enjoy this year as well. It started Sept. 21st and goes through Oct. 9th. With it being free, open to the public, and covering 3 square miles with international art, there’s no reason not to go!
4. Last year I went apple picking with some friends and enjoyed it so much that I plan to go again this year. I really like Schwalliers, but honestly, there are sooo many options here in Michigan. I especially like to savor a cup of hot cider and a donut – something I picked up on after moving to this state – the idea is amazing.
5. I love Halloween and am always looking for fun and scary things to do around the holiday. I happened to come across the Zombie Dash and immediately added it to my bucket list. With the zombie running app I have and shared previously, it’s obvious that I need to do this. Run, be a zombie volunteer, or just watch October 22, 6:30-8.
6. On the same note as above, check out Michigan Haunted Houses for all things haunted and Halloween attractions.
7. Almost everyone has enjoyed and celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, an Irish heritage holiday. Well, similarly there are Pulaski Days, celebrated by people of Polish heritage. It is a great way to bring people together while hopping around town to all the local halls. It goes on October 7,8, and 9. You will know you are in the right place if everyone is wearing red and white.
Let me know if you have any other ideas or if there is something that I am missing out on and should know. I’m always up for an adventure! Have and good rest of the weekend and thanks for reading.