37 ways to celebrate fall in October

1. Make fresh pumpkin pie

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2. Go on a fall photo scavenger hunt

3. Take a hayride at an apple orchard

4. Walk around your neighborhood on a cool, foggy fall morning

5. Fire up the grill for one last barbecue

6. Take a Michigan color tour to look at the fall leaves

7. Put out new bird feeders

8. Drink pumpkin beer and/or hard apple cider

9. Plan a picnic for a weekend afternoon

10. Rake the leaves in your yard then jump in the pile

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11. Go camping for a weekend

12. Make a pot of chili

13. Read a book outside on a cool day

14. Decorate your house with hay, pumpkins and scarecrows


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16. Treat yo self to that pumpkin spice latte and don’t feel bad about it

17. Gather some old clothes and hay and make a scarecrow

18. Go apple picking

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19. Share scary stories around a campfire

20. Ride your bike along a bike trail

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21. Drive to an area away from city lights and look for constellations you recognize

22. Visit a haunted house (in Michiana, Warsaw or Fort Wayne)

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23. Get your friends together for a game of flag football

24. Toast pumpkin seeds

25. Have a fall photo shoot

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26. Host a bonfire in your backyard and make smores

27. Take a walk in a corn maze

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28. Sip hot apple cider at an apple orchard

29. Volunteer at a food pantry or soup kitchen

30. Take a trip to Potato Creek State Park

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31. Dip apples in caramel

32. Go to the beach and watch the sunset (or sunrise) one more time

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33. Collect leaves and make art out of them

34. Roast marshmallows

35. Do a winery tour in southwestern Michigan

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36. Clean your house and donate things you don’t want

37. Learn a new recipe featuring a fall food like sweet potatoes or butternut squash