I asked social media what they wanted to see on my blog and FALL ACTIVITIES won the race. So without further ado – here are some new and some old, favorites of mine.
Apple picking – I am always talking about apple picking so naturally this is on top of my fall list. We are so lucky to have so many apple orchards in the suburbs that simply googling “apple orchard near me” will yield a list of orchards to visit and explore. You will have a great time no matter where you go.
Go Ape – this is a new one for us. It is on our list for this month and hopefully the weather holds up. We love physical activity so this is right up our alley. It is an outdoor, tree to tree, rope course. You can choose between 2 different adventures but both of them sound amazing to me.
Russell Military Museum – this one was recommended by my sister. She took my nephews here last year and they had a blast. It is over 10 acres long, holds about 300 different military vehicles and has many historical aspects as well.
Chicago International Film Festival – this is typically held in October. If you are looking for something different to do, this would be it. I have seen a few international movies in the past and it is always a good time.
Architecture River Tour – there are many tour companies on the river in Chicago and you won’t be disappointed with any of them. The concept is the same and the architecture is magnificent. I prefer this type of activity in the fall strictly because of weather!
Pumpkin Festival October – again, I am sure every part of Illinois has its own pumpkin festival. But the one that I hear the most about is the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. It is definitely on our list, hope you add it too.
Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls, Bears game – home games are where it’s at. Yes the season may be coming to an end for the Cubs but there are plenty of other Chicago sports you can attend. I am hoping to catch a Blackhawks game again this season!
Starved Rock – we have all heard of Starved Rock and it is a beautiful place to visit, unwind and just enjoy nature. But another park that isn’t too far that promises similar experience is Rock Cut State Park. I am definitely adding this one to my list.
Galena, IL – if you love foliage and fall colors, book a day or weekend up in Galena. What a beautiful little town with tons of dining and shopping options. But also historical trolley tours as well as museums and one of my favorites, Chestnut mountain!
Corn mazes – this is another google activity. Check out your local corn mazes for some additional fun this fall season. It is not my favorite because it creeps me out 🙂 but I know many people love it. So there it is!
Jack’s Pumpkin Popup – apparently this is Chicago’s greatest fall festival. 2 acres of outdoor adventure in the heart of the city. Sounds like a blast and wish I knew about this before.
Long Grove Apple Fest – this festival is known as one of Midwest’s biggest tributes to apple season. It takes place Sept 20-22nd in Long Grove and will offer anything and everything apple related plus a carnival. How fun is that?
Well, there it is folks. Hope you find one of these activities entertaining enough for you and your family. Whatever you do, just have fun and enjoy the company.
Love love Galena. It’s my favorite spot for weekend getaway. It’s been a while since I went, time to plan another visit.
Hazel Eyes Mom
When you go, you must stop at Chestnut Mountain