The leaves are beginning to turn colors, the temperature is cooling off and you are reaching for warm socks…fall has officially arrived! Gather with friends and family and get ready to celebrate every moment that autumn has to offer. We have a few suggestions to get you started on your fall must-do list and invite you to share your favorite activities with us!
Stop in Apple Hill Orchard for a bag of your favorite apples. Watch the staff press apple cider and bring home a gallon to enjoy with your family. The orchard makes their apples into delicious apple cider cake donuts, cider slushies and pies too!
It’s the perfect time of year to head up to the Big Peach for a photo-shoot with the “BIG PEACH”. Get your pumpkins while you are there too! The u-pick pumpkin patch is open, pick out a pumpkin or two and browse for fall mums and more.
The Melon Patch has much more than melons. Enjoy a lunch special from their deli, homemade pumpkin fudge and check out the gift shop for fall-themed face masks, while they last!
Take a stroll at Gregg Park and enjoy the sound of leaves crackling underneath your shoes. The park has many varieties of trees offering different colors of leaves for collecting.
Set out on a vigorous hike at Ouabache Trails Park on one of the marked trails. Mark your calendar for the upcoming Second Sunday Nature Walk to scout for fungi. Terri King will guide the walk through the park’s trails and enlighten the group on the countless forms, shapes, colors, and textures of mushrooms and other fungi.
Fall sunsets are especially beautiful and while you can enjoy them from almost anywhere in Knox County, some of the best places to view them are from the Riverwalk or the grounds of George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.
Visit Charlie’s Candy Shop’s for one of their famous caramel apples. Freshly-dipped into Charlie’s homemade caramel using local apples from Apple Hill Orchard. They are available for a limited time only!
Looking for your favorite fall produce or seasonal décor? The Farmer’s Market has a great selection to choose from. Visit the market on Saturday mornings or Wednesday evenings.
You can still check out a book at the Knox County Public Library. Grab a thermos of hot cocoa and settle underneath a soft blanket or join your child to read a great story book outside in the crisp fall air. Check their Facebook page for current operating hours.
Whatever your favorite fall tradition, take some time to get out and enjoy it this season!