The heat from the summer is a distant memory and the air has a cool, crisp feel. Everyone should take this opportunity to get outdoors and engage in some family fun without melting! It is healthy for everyone of all ages to go outside and get some exercise by engaging in the following activities.
Step 1: Visit a farm and engage in a tractor ride, fruit picking, or cow milking. This is a great activity for children because they learn about where their food originates. Some farmers will even take visitors on a tour, demonstrating how products are made or grown. If you are lucky, you can find a farm that features horseback riding or camping.
Step 2: Speaking of camping…visit a campground for a weekend stay. Bring along some warm clothes, heavy sleeping bags, food, and a roomy tent. The entire family will enjoy setting up the campsite, cooking meals, and telling ghost stories around the fire. During the day, do some canoeing, fishing, or hiking.
Step 3: Fly a kite. Start out by visiting a local kite festival or kite store to find the perfect kite. If children are coming along, let them pick out their own colorful kites.
Step 4: Pay a visit to a local park or make it a day trip. You will find great scenery, wildlife, and acres to explore. Go online to find free planning tools, such as national park podcasts in iTunes. Once you arrive at your destination, engage in a walk that fulfills all of the senses.
Step 5: Sit outside at night and do some stargazing. During fall, the sky is usually clear and the orbit of the planet is lined up to deliver impressive astronomical displays. For an expert experience, go online and print out the images of constellations that are visible during the fall.