Fall is my favorite season of the year for the outings to pumpkin patches, fresh cider donuts, and walking home and noticing the leaves changing right before your eyes. This is the most magical season, and we are truly lucky to experience it in New England. Add these fun activities from our ultimate fall bucket list to yours below:
1. Apple Picking
The perfect fall bucket list activity whether its rain or shine is to visit your local apple orchard and stock up on crisp fall apples and warm cider donuts. Don’t forget to pick up a caramel apple as well and some pumpkins to carve later.
Pro-tip: Pick an orchard that also has fun activities from hayrides to haunted houses and corn mazes for an extra fun day outdoors.
2. Go On A Hike
Another way to get outside this season is by adding a long hike to your fall bucket list. Map out a Saturday that you and a few friends can take off to go out West and hike in the forest or mountains nearest your school.
Pro-tip: Pack up your typical sandwiches or a charcuterie selection of meats and cheeses if you’re feeling fancy. Don’t forget to bring an extra layer as well for those chilly fall days that may take you by surprise.
3. Make Pumpkin Pancakes
The best way to start your fall bucket list? With savory and sweet pumpkin spice pancakes of course. The likes of Williams Sonoma and Stonewall Kitchen sell delicious pre-made mixes so all you have to do is add fresh eggs and water and some real Vermont maple syrup on top for the perfect Sunday breakfast situation.
4. Have A Bonfire & Make S’mores
There’s no better way to start the fall and kick off the semester with friends than with a big bonfire and s’mores. This is the perfect chill activity to add to your fall bucket list for those nights when you’d like nothing better but to curl up with a blanket and melt some chocolate and marshmallows.
5. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Sometimes apple orchards don’t have pumpkin patches, or they have a very small selection of tiny pumpkins that just don’t satisfy. This season make sure to add visiting a giant pumpkin patch to your fall bucket list so you can select the biggest and brightest pumpkins to carve into sparkling jack o’ lanterns this Halloween.
6. Watch a Halloween Movie
There’s nothing more important to do this Fall than curl up on your couch in your favorite sweater with a bowl of popcorn and a scary movie. Invite some friends over and watch re-runs of your favorite Disney Channel Halloween themed movies from Halloweentown to The Nightmare Before Christmas and Hocus Pocus. Oh, and we can’t forget The Haunted Mansion as well.
7. Make A Fall Cocktail
This season, add some craft cocktail making to your fall bucket list for a unique and tasty activity that will also have you baking pumpkin spice bread or an apple pie to go along with it. We recommend this recipe below for a spiced chai cocktail that will complement any fall dessert you decide to whip up.
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8. Visit a Haunted House
In addition to pumpkin picking and apple picking, visiting a haunted house should be at the top of your fall bucket list this season. Find local ones in your area and also check dates for discounted tickets.
Pro-tip: If you’re in for a really good spook, head to Salem, Massachusetts, home of the Salem Witch Trials to visit the array of haunted houses and uncover the dark magic that simmers beneath the city.
9. Create Your Halloween Costume
What better way to kick off your fall bucket list than with some DIY arts and crafts this season. Everyone needs a couple Halloween costumes for work parties, college parties, and the actual night of Halloween. Save some money this season by scouring Pinterest for unique costume ideas and stitching one yourself.
10. Buy the Perfect Cozy Sweater
For all those perfect fall days and nights spent inside or apple picking, you’ll need to stay warm and cozy all day long. This season make sure purchasing the perfect sweater to wear throughout the chilly months is at the top of your fall bucket list to pair with jeans and boots or even with your favorite pair of joggers and sneakers.