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Have you noticed trees in Wisconsin starting to change? We know that it seems early, but the time has officially arrived. The first day of the Autumnal Equinox is happening this Monday, September 23.
If you thought summer went fast, you don’t want to let this beautiful season pass you by, too. In many ways, we think fall actually goes quicker because once the snow starts to fly, winter unofficially begins (even if it’s only October!)
To take advantage of the most colorful season of the year, we’ve put together a fall planning checklist for you and your loved ones to check off together:
- Enjoy an afternoon drive, taking in the beautiful hues of yellows, oranges and reds. The best way to stay on top of the changing fall colors is by regularly visiting Travel Wisconsin’s Fall Color Report. Find the best locations for viewing fall colors on their comprehensive peak fall foliage map.
- Cheer on your local high school team at a Friday night football game. Be sure to bundle up because the temperature cools drastically when the sun goes down.
- Visit a local orchard and pick a bushel of apples. Once you have those red beauties home, you can treat your family to their favorite apple dessert. Visit the Wisconsin Orchards Directory to find an orchard near you.
- Rearrange your closet. We know this isn’t exactly a fun way to commemorate the new season, but it’s time to put the shorts away and dig out those warm, cozy sweaters.
- Decorate with gourds and pumpkins. Whether you choose to decorate with fruits of your labor from the garden or stop at a nearby farm stand, there’s no better way to welcome fall.
- Celebrate Oktoberfest. Since we live in the state of Wisconsin, we all know there are plenty of festivals to attend this season. Honor our state’s German heritage with beer, sausage and pretzels. Find an upcoming event near you.
- Have a bonfire. If you didn’t have time to enjoy the warmth of a campfire during the summer months, it’s not too late. Many prefer fall fires as observers don’t need to sit so far away from the coals. Don’t forget the marshmallows!
Lots of Wisconsinites gladly welcome fall. It’s the best to time to cozy up and enjoy the changing colors. What are you most looking forward to doing in the new season?
Happy Autumnal Equinox from Lions Pride!