Get Outside! : Best Outdoor Fall Activities
Posted: October 29, 2015
The temperatures outside are quickly cooling off and we are suddenly finding ourselves turning away from the warm weather outdoor activities in search of something more weather appropriate. While many people choose to avoid the outdoors during this fantastic time of year, there are actually many ways you can still enjoy it. So, before you are completely trapped inside because of the cold winter weather, make sure you take some time to get outside and enjoy some of these amazing fall activities. The brisk weather only adds to the thrill of completing these activities with your friends or family. Football There's something about fall weather and football that just go together. Not only is this a favorite past-time to watch on television, but now is the time to grab a few of your buddies and play a game in the backyard. Whether you play the full-contact version or something a bit milder, you will find that fall is the perfect time to participate in this outdoor activity. One of the best things about football is that it is a sport that is fantastic regardless of whether you are a spectator or a participant. This means you can easily bring the entire family outdoors to enjoy the fun. Even those who choose to sit on the sidelines will have a blast watching their loved ones engage in a rowdy game of football. Hiking Getting in touch with nature is another fantastic thing you can do during the fall. This is the time of year when many people choose to begin major hiking expeditions. One of the reasons this is so popular is because the scenery is so much more beautiful during the fall. During this time, the leaves begin to change colors, making hiking in the woods or through the mountains a spectacular experience. This is also another activity you can enjoy on your own or with a group of friends. Whether you are looking for some private time in the quiet or a fun family outing, you can't go wrong with a hike through nature. Make sure you take time to breathe in the fresh air that always seems better during this time of year while you are at it. Camping For those who do enjoy going hiking, you should consider pairing the activity up with camping. However, camping, by itself, is also an activity you can enjoy during the fall. With colder nights, it is easy to sit around the campfire roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. Plus, if you bring kids along, you can spook them with some scary ghost stories. Keep in mind that the weather is starting to get colder. Because of this, you will need to pay close attention to the temperatures at night if you plan to go camping. Make sure you bring along some extra warm clothing so you are able to enjoy your time and don't spend the entire night shivering in your tent. Water Sports Even though summer is officially over, this doesn't mean you can't still spend time in the water. In fact, many areas are just beginning to become popular locations for kayaking and canoeing. The best thing about these types of activities is that you can have as much adventure as you like. Whether you are looking for a leisurely float down the river or an aggressive one through the rapids, you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for. [caption id="attachment_635" align="alignleft" width="374"] Our very own Holt behind the boat.[/caption] Plus, this is another activity you can easily combine with some of the other exciting ones that are fantastic during the fall. You can even take a break from your water activities and spend some time on the banks fishing, which is another popular fall activity. Extreme Sports For those who are a little more adventurous, there are plenty of ways to get your blood pumping during the fall. Skydiving is a fantastic sport, but it's not for the faint of heart. With this sport, you will be able to see first-hand all the beauty fall has to offer from the changing colors of the foliage. A great thing about skydiving is that it doesn't require a lot of training. Many facilities are available that offer training for first time skydivers as well as someone to jump with them. This is a fantastic way to get started in skydiving even if you have never participated in it before. [caption id="attachment_637" align="alignright" width="410"] Katie Hanson @flywithkatie is somewhat of a badass[/caption] Paragliding, base jumping and rappelling down mountains is also popular during this time of the year. Mountain climbing is a sport that goes nicely with any of these activities. Naturally, these activities are designed for those who are in excellent shape and you should never participate in any of them if you are not trained to do so. But, once you are trained in these areas, fall is one of the best times to follow your passion because of the beautiful changes occurring to the landscape around you. The best thing about fall is that it is a season that begs for you to be outdoors. This is the reason so many fantastic activities are available during this time of the year. You can easily plan a day of activities or even a week filled with outdoor activities. But, regardless of the amount of time you have, the important thing is to have fun. These activities are certain to provide you with all the fun you can handle, plus a little extra for those around you to enjoy as well.