(NC) Does the thought of summer ending make you feel a little blue? Cheer up and embrace the season changing with these entertaining autumn activities.
Go for a hay ride. Pack a blanket and hot chocolate and head out for a hay ride. A scenic tour of your area is a fun way to enjoy a fall day while getting cozy with your loved ones. Take in your local scenery of mountains, valleys, hills or plains and their beautiful fall colours. You can still appreciate nature if you live in the city — take a day trip to the country or visit a large park.
Tailgate at a community sports game. Fall and back-to-school mean your kids are picking up their favourite sports again. Whether it’s soccer, lacrosse or football, take your friends and family out to the game and have a tailgate party. Everybody will love a hamburger or hotdog, a few warm drinks and some pregame fun before the home team battles its rivals. Remember, fall afternoons and evenings can get chilly, so have a lightweight jacket handy like the WindRiver weathered jacket from Mark’s.
Create colourful crafts with the kids. Put those fallen leaves to use and create works of art with young ones. Art projects like leaf painting, murals and collages are great for the whole family and keep the kids busy and happy on those colder fall weekends. Many creative projects can double as home decorations — save those pinecones for a stunning vase display, perfect for a dining table centrepiece.
Get lost in a corn maze. Take your family to a place where getting lost means having fun. This activity is great for kids and adults of all ages, and provides a great backdrop for taking lovely photos. A maze requires a lot of walking, so make sure you’re prepared with good walking shoes like the Skechers Flex Advantage sneaker available at Mark’s.
Get cozy. Above all, make sure you take a moment to actually sit and watch the gorgeous colourful leaves fall from the trees. Boil some tea, bundle up in your favourite sweater and cuddle up in your lawn chair one last time.