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The state transforms into a playground in the fall, wherever you live. Everything becomes more enjoyable, including raking leaves or lighting your first campfire. Kids like being outside, exploring, and trying new things as the weather is cooler.

The leaves turn beautiful colors, a chill in the air, and the weather encourages residents to go outside, travel, and enjoy all fall activities. Here is a list of the most enjoyable fall activities you can do with your family and friends.

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Visit a farm

The harvest season in the fall is perfect for going to a pumpkin patch or picking your apples, pears, and blackberries to make delicious treats like apple pies and cider.

Going to a farm where you can choose your product can be a fun and memorable experience for the whole family. Walking through a sunlit orchard, surrounded by the sweet smell of apples, is unquestionably uplifting. Visit one of these farms with the kids for a day of unforgettable memories.

Taking the kids to a pick-your-own farm is a great way to introduce them to the joys of healthy, locally sourced meals. Some farms that allow visitors to pick their produce also host festivals and other family-friendly events during the harvest season. Wagon rides, playgrounds, and pet zoos are included in some.

Take a road trip

The Blue Ridge Parkway, which spans North Carolina and Virginia across the Appalachian Mountains, is a popular and beautiful way to take in the season’s vibrant foliage. 

Beautiful waterfalls, clean lakes, meadows studded with deer and caribou, mountain biking and hiking paths, Appalachian craft centers, and autumn festivals may all be found along the Parkway. There are on and off ramps every few kilometers when you need to get off the highway to get petrol or find a motel.

We recommend going to the Parkway during the week to avoid an unpleasant rush. Traffic can be unbearable from mid to late October because this is a must-do for many people throughout autumn. 

Visit the farmer’s market

So much fantastic produce is ripe and ready to cook during the fall season. The farmer’s market has everything from delicious squashes and sweet potatoes to tasty pumpkins and gourds. In addition, many farmer’s markets have other types of vendors you and your family can check out while you’re there. 

Plan a fall picnic

A picnic in your local park is an excellent family activity. You can even bring some food you made with delicious produce from the farmer’s market. While eating a delicious meal in the park, your family can enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of autumn all around them. Bring a game with you so that the kids can entertain themselves.

Go to a sunflower maze

Instead of the typical old corn maze found on many farms, why not take the kids to something different? This time, try the sunflower maze. They’re just as entertaining, and fall is the best time to see them. You can also take some lovely photos of the kids against the backdrop of the beautiful sunflowers.  


With the hot summer days behind us, camping takes on new meaning. Chilly mornings, ideal hiking weather, and warm comfort food make fall camping a must-do activity for any outdoor enthusiast. 

The stunning colors of the fall season make it a picturesque time to go camping. There are several places to visit for a charming autumn getaway. It is a fun and popular way to connect with nature, particularly in some regions like Colorado.

Fall camping in Colorado is a preferred activity for people of all ages. It is ideal because of the cooler temperatures and less crowded parks. In addition, the unique flora allows you to see the towering Aspens and their changing hues of orange, red, and brown.

Fun in the yard

Nothing beats the feeling of fresh fall air on your face while working in the yard with your family. While children need to experience the wonders of nature, it is also important to emphasize that taking care of nature also brings joy. Raking leaves is a great way to teach your children about yard maintenance and care while also having fun. 

It’s not hard to plant some spring bulbs, and when March rolls around, and you see little green shoots poking out through the soil, you’ll be pleased you did. But bulb planting is also a great activity to do outside in the fresh air during the cool autumn days. 

To enjoy a colorful spring, you can plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, buttercups, and snowdrops with your kids this fall.

Fall scavenger hunt 

Prepare a list of items you can find outside in the fall, such as pinecones, yellow leaves, acorns, and crabapples, and see who can find them all first. If this is too simple, create riddles for each item.


Camping can be hard work, especially when it’s your first camping trip with your family. Getting a reservation, organizing gear, packing the car, preparing food for several days ahead, and making sure there are enough means of entertainment for the whole family are not easy tasks. But having a camping trip is well worth it. You will enjoy lots of laughs with the family, make lasting memories and get plenty of outdoor time. We prepared a camping checklist with useful items to take on your trip as well as some tips that can help you better organize four camping.

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Tips For Your First Camping Trip:


The first step in organizing your trip is to mark down a camping date on your calendar. You need to plan ahead in order to ensure you can get a spot since campgrounds can fill up quickly. It is recommended to try to leave on a day during the work week or on a Friday early in the day in order to avoid commuter traffic. This way you may also get a better chance of setting up your tent in the camp before it gets dark.

While camping with your family alone could be a great experience, you may also invite some friends. Bringing your kids’ friends along or camping with another family can keep everyone occupied and happy.

Prepare essential gear only:

You also need to prepare the gear in advance. Make sure you take everything you need but don’t fill up the limited space in your car’s trunk with anything more than the items of strict necessity. For this purpose, it’s good to make a camping checklist in order to make sure you don’t forget to take anything you need. Check beforehand the tent stakes, tent, lighters or matches, stove, lanterns and vacuum cleaner for working condition.

Prepare the food for your camping trip in advance:

Make a checklist for food as well, writing down the food items you plan to eat for each meal. Then prepare at home in advance anything you can. Wrap the potatoes in foil, cut the vegetables, marinate the meats. This way you save some time and efforts once you get to camp.

Set out apart the foods meal by meal when you pack the cooler. Do not forget the can opener, necessary utensils, condiments, etc.

Get your camping checklist:

A camping trip can become more enjoyable with the help of the check in several ways. In making your camping trip checklist, you get involved the whole family. This way, everyone’s anticipation and excitement will increase. Checklists also help you pack and organize your camping gear, reminding you what to bring along. You can easily see what last few items you need to pick up when you are getting ready to go.

Checklists can help you to not forget any important item that you need to take on your camping trip. It also helps you decide what is not necessary to bring next time. This way you can make even better your next camping trip.

You also need to be aware of the fact that a good checklist may change continually. You will want different items for your camping trip with your family as your experience grows. For example, rather than cooking over a fire, you might want to take a propane stove on your next trip. On another occasion, you might want to bring a Dutch oven to the user over the fire and leave the stove at home.

Type of Camping Checklists:

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You can make different camping trip checklists, depending on the purpose and the specifics of your camping trip. For your trip with your family, these checklists can make excellent starting points. You can print them out then, as you plan your trip, delete or add gear on the list:

Car Camping Check Lists

When you plan to camp next to your car, you can make a car camping checklist. At national and state parks, car camping is typical for most visitors. When you are traveling and stop for the night at a commercial campground, you can also choose car camping. You can carry extra gear for fun activities because you have a car nearby. You may also take a vacuum cleaner for keeping your car and tent dust and dirt free. You can also leave some things at home since you can typically ride easily to a store.

Canoe Camping Check Lists

Canoe camping with your family can be an occasion to have great fun. Such kind of camping trips offers more solitude and privacy. Most often, you can also get to observe some wildlife. You and your family can also experience a sense of adventure. Since you are camped far from your car, the canoe camping checklists should include some extra gear. You may also need to add on your camping list some basic repair kits for the canoe.

Day Pack Check List

You need to include on the day pack check some items you could need when you are away from your base camp. You’ll choose the actual items, depending on what you plan to do during the day. For instance, if your hobby is to take photographs, you would certainly take your film, camera, and some different lenses.

First Aid Kit Check Lists


This is one of your most important checklists for a camping trip. The first aid kit checklist helps you prepare for any minor accidents that may happen frequently on a camping trip as well as remind you to pack any personal medication.

Fun and Games Check List

This list includes all the entertainment means for your family. Add music, games for the entire family on a rainy day, games for kids, some toys, and field guides or novels.

Here are some examples of items you may add to your camping trip checklists:

Campsite gear

• Tent

• Tent poles

• Tent stakes

• Tent footprint

• Canopy or extra tarp

• Sleeping pad for each member of family

• Sleeping bag for everyone

• Extra blankets

• Pillows

• Repair kit for tarp, tent, mattress, pads

• Chairs

• Lantern

• Flashlights and headlamps

• Batteries

• Handheld vacuum cleaner


• Lighter or matches

• Fuel for stove

• Firewood

• Stove

• Pot

• Frying pan

• Tablecloth

• Corkscrew

• Portable coffee maker or French press

• Roasting sticks for hot dogs, marshmallows

• Bags, food-storage containers

• Trash bags

• Ice

• Cooler

• Bowls, plates, spoons, forks, knives

• Water bottles

• Mugs, cups

• Cooking spoon, spatula, paring knife

• Foil

• Cutting board

• Dishtowel, dishcloth, sponge

• Biodegradable soap

• Extra bin for washing dishes

• Paper towels

Personal items

• Soap

• Toiletries, toothbrush

• First-aid kit

• Insect repellant

• Sunscreen

• Prescription medication

Other items

• Phone number, campsite reservation confirmation

• Area information, maps

• Toys, bikes

• Camera

• Pet supplies and food


Author Bio

Warren Kuhn is an outdoor and camping enthusiast, always out to seek for the thrill and adrenaline that only nature gives. He even took up survival training to prepare him for the worst-case scenarios while outdoors.



An Australian camper has been attacked by a crocodile inside his tent.

Peter Rowsell, 19, described how he woke up to find the crocodile had entered his tent and was biting his foot.

The young man was with his family on the banks of Palm Creek in the Northern Territory on April 25 when the attack took place, local media said.

Peter Rowsell said something was “shaking” his right foot, describing the animal as “three to four meters” long.

The man is believed to have been killed by a crocodile in the Northern Territory while swimming in Mary River during a birthday party

The man is believed to have been killed by a crocodile in the Northern Territory while swimming in Mary River during a birthday party

The man managed to fight off the crocodile, which slid back into the water.

His injuries were not life threatening.

Peter Rowsell’s sister drove him to the nearest hospital in his hometown of Katherine, which was about two hours away, where he was treated for the bite. He is expected to be released soon.

The mayor of Katherine told reporters there had been crocodile sightings near popular swimming spots recently, and called for a cull.

“We do have to live with crocs because this is their environment as well, but we don’t need to live with them dangerously,” she was quoted by News.com.au as saying.