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Fall Activities for the Entire Family

As the holiday season approaches and families set out in search of fun fall activities, it’s helpful to recount some of the old favorites and a few of the newest events that rank as “family-friendly.” Of course, travel is at the top of the list, whether it’s to a theme park, a major tourist destination or an historic monument like Mount Rushmore. It’s common for people to borrow or use credit cards to finance big holiday trips. Some even tap their whole life insurance cash value to pay for a once-in-a-lifetime family venture like a tour of Europe or Asia. Meanwhile, back in the real world, most people who seek out fun family activities this season will do well to consider one of the following popular options:

Go on a Nature Hike

The hiking trails are perfect spots for fall family fun. Make sure everyone has what they need in their backpacks and head to the nearest trail. Consider bringing a “lite” version of your camping cookout gear and having a meal at your turnaround point. The advantage of nature hikes is that you can enjoy one just about any time of the day, and in the fall months, trails are not clogged with hikers.

Have a Bonfire in the Backyard

You don’t even need to travel to have some old-fashioned, family-centered fun. Build a small, safe and contained “bonfire” in the backyard, while getting away from the constant popular TV & video game streaming. After making a batch of hot chocolate, take everyone outside to roast marshmallows, enjoy the hot drinks and share a few bone-chilling ghost stories. There’s no better way to spend a cool fall evening.

Visit a National Park

If you live near enough to a national park to make the trip by car, consider going with the family during the fall season. Entry prices are lower, there aren’t as many people to contend with and you can take in all the glorious wonders of nature as the seasons change.

Go Camping

Most campgrounds are much less crowded during the fall months, and fess are lower too. Choose a facility close to hope to minimize driving and you’ll be able to take a mini-vacation over a three-day weekend whenever the next one pops up in your schedule. The big bonus of fall camping is being able to see the leaves turn color and take in the cool night air.

Volunteer to Do Chores for an Elderly Neighbor

If you know an older person or couple in your neighborhood, or anywhere, who could use some help with chores, contact them and let them know you are ready to pitch in. Most cities have volunteer organizations that do this sort of thing year-round, but the fall season is when many seniors need help the most. Volunteer as a family and you’ll reap multiple benefits. Kids learn the value of assisting those in need and adults can make connections with other members of the community on a one-to-one basis. Consider offering to do grocery shopping for the upcoming holidays, shoveling snow whenever needed during the winter, delivering a Christmas tree or just having a nice conversation with those you help.

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Fall Activities for the Entire Family

As the holiday season approaches and families set out in search of fun fall activities, it’s helpful to recount some of the old favorites and a few of the newest events that rank as “family-friendly.” Of course, travel is at the top of the list, whether it’s to a theme park, a major tourist destination or an historic monument like Mount Rushmore. It’s common for people to borrow or use credit cards to finance big holiday trips. Some even tap their whole life insurance cash value to pay for a once-in-a-lifetime family venture like a tour of Europe or Asia. Meanwhile, back in the real world, most people who seek out fun family activities this season will do well to consider one of the following popular options:

Go on a Nature Hike

The hiking trails are perfect spots for fall family fun. Make sure everyone has what they need in their backpacks and head to the nearest trail. Consider bringing a “lite” version of your camping cookout gear and having a meal at your turnaround point. The advantage of nature hikes is that you can enjoy one just about any time of the day, and in the fall months, trails are not clogged with hikers.

Have a Bonfire in the Backyard

You don’t even need to travel to have some old-fashioned, family-centered fun. Build a small, safe and contained “bonfire” in the backyard, while getting away from the constant popular TV & video game streaming. After making a batch of hot chocolate, take everyone outside to roast marshmallows, enjoy the hot drinks and share a few bone-chilling ghost stories. There’s no better way to spend a cool fall evening.

Visit a National Park

If you live near enough to a national park to make the trip by car, consider going with the family during the fall season. Entry prices are lower, there aren’t as many people to contend with and you can take in all the glorious wonders of nature as the seasons change.

Go Camping

Most campgrounds are much less crowded during the fall months, and fess are lower too. Choose a facility close to hope to minimize driving and you’ll be able to take a mini-vacation over a three-day weekend whenever the next one pops up in your schedule. The big bonus of fall camping is being able to see the leaves turn color and take in the cool night air.

Volunteer to Do Chores for an Elderly Neighbor

If you know an older person or couple in your neighborhood, or anywhere, who could use some help with chores, contact them and let them know you are ready to pitch in. Most cities have volunteer organizations that do this sort of thing year-round, but the fall season is when many seniors need help the most. Volunteer as a family and you’ll reap multiple benefits. Kids learn the value of assisting those in need and adults can make connections with other members of the community on a one-to-one basis. Consider offering to do grocery shopping for the upcoming holidays, shoveling snow whenever needed during the winter, delivering a Christmas tree or just having a nice conversation with those you help.

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Fall Activities for the Entire Family

As the holiday season approaches and families set out in search of fun fall activities, it’s helpful to recount some of the old favorites and a few of the newest events that rank as “family-friendly.” Of course, travel is at the top of the list, whether it’s to a theme park, a major tourist destination or an historic monument like Mount Rushmore. It’s common for people to borrow or use credit cards to finance big holiday trips. Some even tap their whole life insurance cash value to pay for a once-in-a-lifetime family venture like a tour of Europe or Asia. Meanwhile, back in the real world, most people who seek out fun family activities this season will do well to consider one of the following popular options:

Go on a Nature Hike

The hiking trails are perfect spots for fall family fun. Make sure everyone has what they need in their backpacks and head to the nearest trail. Consider bringing a “lite” version of your camping cookout gear and having a meal at your turnaround point. The advantage of nature hikes is that you can enjoy one just about any time of the day, and in the fall months, trails are not clogged with hikers.

Have a Bonfire in the Backyard

You don’t even need to travel to have some old-fashioned, family-centered fun. Build a small, safe and contained “bonfire” in the backyard, while getting away from the constant popular TV & video game streaming. After making a batch of hot chocolate, take everyone outside to roast marshmallows, enjoy the hot drinks and share a few bone-chilling ghost stories. There’s no better way to spend a cool fall evening.

Visit a National Park

If you live near enough to a national park to make the trip by car, consider going with the family during the fall season. Entry prices are lower, there aren’t as many people to contend with and you can take in all the glorious wonders of nature as the seasons change.

Go Camping

Most campgrounds are much less crowded during the fall months, and fess are lower too. Choose a facility close to hope to minimize driving and you’ll be able to take a mini-vacation over a three-day weekend whenever the next one pops up in your schedule. The big bonus of fall camping is being able to see the leaves turn color and take in the cool night air.

Volunteer to Do Chores for an Elderly Neighbor

If you know an older person or couple in your neighborhood, or anywhere, who could use some help with chores, contact them and let them know you are ready to pitch in. Most cities have volunteer organizations that do this sort of thing year-round, but the fall season is when many seniors need help the most. Volunteer as a family and you’ll reap multiple benefits. Kids learn the value of assisting those in need and adults can make connections with other members of the community on a one-to-one basis. Consider offering to do grocery shopping for the upcoming holidays, shoveling snow whenever needed during the winter, delivering a Christmas tree or just having a nice conversation with those you help.

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Fall Activities for the Entire Family

As the holiday season approaches and families set out in search of fun fall activities, it’s helpful to recount some of the old favorites and a few of the newest events that rank as “family-friendly.” Of course, travel is at the top of the list, whether it’s to a theme park, a major tourist destination or an historic monument like Mount Rushmore. It’s common for people to borrow or use credit cards to finance big holiday trips. Some even tap their whole life insurance cash value to pay for a once-in-a-lifetime family venture like a tour of Europe or Asia. Meanwhile, back in the real world, most people who seek out fun family activities this season will do well to consider one of the following popular options:

Go on a Nature Hike

The hiking trails are perfect spots for fall family fun. Make sure everyone has what they need in their backpacks and head to the nearest trail. Consider bringing a “lite” version of your camping cookout gear and having a meal at your turnaround point. The advantage of nature hikes is that you can enjoy one just about any time of the day, and in the fall months, trails are not clogged with hikers.

Have a Bonfire in the Backyard

You don’t even need to travel to have some old-fashioned, family-centered fun. Build a small, safe and contained “bonfire” in the backyard, while getting away from the constant popular TV & video game streaming. After making a batch of hot chocolate, take everyone outside to roast marshmallows, enjoy the hot drinks and share a few bone-chilling ghost stories. There’s no better way to spend a cool fall evening.

Visit a National Park

If you live near enough to a national park to make the trip by car, consider going with the family during the fall season. Entry prices are lower, there aren’t as many people to contend with and you can take in all the glorious wonders of nature as the seasons change.

Go Camping

Most campgrounds are much less crowded during the fall months, and fess are lower too. Choose a facility close to hope to minimize driving and you’ll be able to take a mini-vacation over a three-day weekend whenever the next one pops up in your schedule. The big bonus of fall camping is being able to see the leaves turn color and take in the cool night air.

Volunteer to Do Chores for an Elderly Neighbor

If you know an older person or couple in your neighborhood, or anywhere, who could use some help with chores, contact them and let them know you are ready to pitch in. Most cities have volunteer organizations that do this sort of thing year-round, but the fall season is when many seniors need help the most. Volunteer as a family and you’ll reap multiple benefits. Kids learn the value of assisting those in need and adults can make connections with other members of the community on a one-to-one basis. Consider offering to do grocery shopping for the upcoming holidays, shoveling snow whenever needed during the winter, delivering a Christmas tree or just having a nice conversation with those you help.

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