|A pre-fall sunset at Tempest Knob in Wareham: Photo by Indiana Troupe|
I know that COVID-19 has restricted a lot of people's summers this year and that has probably brought some low expectations for Fall. But there's still plenty of hope! So I’ve made a list of five things you can do this fall, ranging from pumpkins to spooky stories.
1. Go apple picking!Luckily apple picking is still a go! At least for Keith Farms in Acushnet, who are planning on opening on September 19th. Dartmouth Orchards will be closed this year due to the pandemic, but fortunately they will still have apples available to buy at the farm stand, as well as Flying Cloud Orchards in Acushnet. The next few weeks of September and early October will be an excellent time to go picking for those ripe apples with the family!
2. Go pumpkin Picking!The pumpkin season is coming up, and coming up fast! We’re already seeing pumpkin spice flavored items rolling out in stores. Most places that you see open for apple picking also do pumpkin picking. For example, Keith Farms also does pumpkin picking. It's even better what you can do once you get those pumpkins back home! You can make jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, and so many more tasty and creative things.
3. Decorating for Halloween!What a fun thing to do! Getting the old decorations from the years before and shopping for the new ones this year. The more people the merrier to help with the jack-o-lanterns, blowups, window stickers, lights, and the list goes on and on. Especially with everyone being cooped up, decorating the house can be the perfect activity. Head to Spirit Halloween at the Wareham Crossing, and Target & Walmart for even more new decorations.
4. Admiring the Fall FoliageIt's always fun to take long walks under the red and orange leafed trees, or to step on the crunchy pine cones. It's something safe and fun to do, by yourself or with others! This year we get to see Fall Foliage from October 12th until the 28th. It's also great to jump in the big leaf piles. Although a little bit of mess comes along with it, it's definitely one of the most memorable parts of fall. Check out one of the many Town of Wareham Conservation paths in town!
5. Tell Spooky StoriesIn the spirit of Halloween, I decided to throw this one into the mix. Telling spooky stories is always a fun time. Can't think of a story? The internet sure has plenty of them! A good spooky story around a group of people can always make a good memory. You could even throw in some candy to mix it up a bit. There's nothing better than sitting around a campfire on a crisp fall night telling spooky stories.
What are your favorite fall activities? Let us know in the comments below!