Falling for fall


There are tons of fall activities to enjoy, read the article for ideas.

Color Greenwood, Reporter

As the bitterness of cold rapidly approaches, it’s best to take advantage of the wonderful fall activities available before the winter arrives.

Sept. 22 was the first day of fall, and as the summer came to a close we could already feel the chills of dark clouds and dead leaves running down our backs.

Fall has a grand amount of potential when it comes to burning through your extra time. Knowing the right activities can make the seemingly dreary fall hold some of your fondest memories.

Some could consider fall to be a coinflip when it comes to enjoyable experiences, but most of the time, people don’t know where to look. It’s not a glass half-full, half-empty situation. The glass is full of possible memories and enjoyable experiences.

Even if you aren’t someone who enjoys the outdoors, you may find yourself seeking pleasant outdoor environments after learning where to rest your eyes.   

The cooling temperature creates a perfect environment for exploring fall foliage. It’s simple but going on a walk can be a very relaxing experience. Whether it’s in a park or just around the neighborhood, you can witness the falling of leaves and the beautiful colors they are transitioning to. The world around you changes as fall arrives and as winter approaches. 

If a specific leaf or flora catches your attention, you could keep it and press it. Just place it in between two flat objects, in between a book works best, and let it sit for a week or so.

Sunsets are easier to witness as winter arrives due to the fact that the sun falls past the horizon earlier in the day. Take a walk to an open area, or drive out to the country and watch the pretty range of colors morph into the night. It would be even more enjoyable if you took a partner or went with some friends.

After the sunsets, if one is brave enough to face the cool night, they could go stargazing. Although you would have to travel farther out, into the country, to witness the stars, because you won’t see anything with lame light pollution in the way. Make sure to bring snacks and a blanket to keep yourself warm.

Maybe find yourself a fire pit, ask friends or search in public camping grounds if you don’t have one. Invite friends and family to roast s’mores and cook over an open fire.

 If you wanted to take it a step further, you could turn it into a pleasant camping trip, even if it is a little chilly at night. Take hikes and go on nature walks. When you return to your camp you can start your fire to keep warm, and begin creating a meal based on what time of the day you return. If you aren’t bold enough to camp, you could do it in your backyard.

An appropriate addition to your cozy fire would be a mug of hot apple cider, a drink one could consider a famous fall drink.

There’s a thousand reasons to explore the fall season, and these are just a few options that will expose you to the wonders of fall.