Northeast Ohio Fall Bucket List

Northeast Ohio Fall Bucket List

family fall bucket list with kids

School’s back in session, the days are getting cooler, and pops of color will soon leaf out everywhere. That’s right — it’s fall in Northeast Ohio.

Make the most of this festive season by creating your family’s very own fall bucket list. Below, we suggest some favorite activities to get you started:

1. Visit the farmers market one last time

2.  Go to a pumpkin patch

3. Take a fall foliage drive

4. Navigate a corn maze

5. Take a hike

6. Attend an area fall festival

7. Try campfire cooking

8. Go on a bike ride

9. Take in the sights by train

10. Enjoy a hayride at a local farm

11. Go apple picking at an orchard

12. Visit a seasonal ice cream shop before it closes

13. Attend a nature center or parks program

14. Go to a local high school football game

15. Collect colorful fall leaves

16. Drink freshly-made cider

17. Bake an apple or pumpkin pie

18. Make homemade applesauce

19. Stock up on your favorite pumpkin spice treat

20. Jump in the leaves

21. Serve butternut squash soup for dinner

22. Create your family’s Halloween costumes

23. Simmer a pot of chili on the stove all afternoon

24. Decorate your home with autumnal touches

25. Roast pumpkin seeds

26. Create a fall scavenger hunt for the kids

27. Take a haunted/historical tour

28. Make one last warm weather trip to the playground

29. Have a picnic in the park

30. Play flag football in the backyard

31. Make pinecone bird feeders

32. Enjoy caramel or candy apples

33. Set up a pumpkin bowling game in the yard

34. Make a fall-themed craft

35. Make a list of what you’re thankful for

36. Borrow fall-themed books from the library

37. Build a scarecrow

38. Bob for apples

39. Make popcorn balls

40. Visit a local zoo

41. Go bird-watching

42. Take the kids to a hay maze

43. Make the first batch of hot chocolate

44. Go stargazing

45. Have an apple tasting party with several varieties

46. Tell stories around the fire pit

47. Go to a haunted house attraction

48. Visit a Lake Erie beach

49. Stock up on seasonal blooms at a garden center

50. Camp out in the backyard

About the author

Denise Koeth is managing/digital editor of Northeast Ohio Parent. She writes for and assists with production of the print magazine, as well as manages digital content on the website and oversees the brand’s social media activity. Denise grew up in Northeast Ohio and she and her husband are currently raising their two boys here.

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