I love fall! I’m sure I’m just like every other boot and cardigan sweater wearing, pumpkin spice everything mama out there but I don’t give a you know what. Fall is my favorite time of the year. Especially here in Maine.
The air is cool and crisp, the leaves change to the most vibrant colors, and the some of my all time fav activities are in the fall. It’s also the time where I transform into a full blown soccer mom as Hayden makes his way back into the field.
Since fall is my favorite time of the year, I decided that I would share my fall bucket list with you all. So here I sit sipping on my pumpkin spice latte and counting down the days till the new tv seasons come back on (don’t judge me) and compiling this list. So here it goes, in no particular order of importance.
I love Apple picking. Taking the kids to go Apple picking is something I make sure we do every year. The apple orchards around my area usually have other fun things for the kids to do beside just picking apples. Plus who doesn’t love all the things apples create; Apple sauce, Apple pie, Apple crisp. Not to mention the amazing Apple and pumpkin donuts that my favorite Orchard makes fresh right on site!
Okay, pumpkin carving is a nice thought in theory but absolutely a pain in the ass in reality. I hate the feel of pumpkin guts all over my hands and trying to stab those little tools through the hard pumpkin exterior make the action of pumpkin carving terrible. But we do it every year because the kids love it and the end creation is pretty cool.
So this is one thing on my bucket list that sadly will not be a reality for me anytime soon. I would give my left arm (I’m right-handed) to attend a New England Patriot’s Game. Football and fall go hand in hand in this household. My nephews play football so at least I can catch a few live games that way!
Forget hiking in the summer. The best time to hike is the fall. The weather is perfect and the bugs are minimal. Maine has some pretty amazing hiking trails and some day I will share a list of mine with you all.
Living in Maine I get spoiled by all the beautiful colors on the trees that surround me. Even though I live admist this beauty there is nothing better then taking a long drive on a back road in Maine admiring all the colors.
Not on my bucket list, but my sons. He loves tractors and big trucks so obviously a hay ride in the fall is a must for him.
Fall is the perfect time to bake something. I prefer to bake muffins, apple cinnamon ones to be exact. Or I enjoy making apple sauce after we go apple picking. The smell is absolutely amazing in the home when baking and combine that with the cooler air makes for a perfect fall day.
Trick or Treating
Another one of my son’s favorite things to do in the fall but I love everything about Halloween. We get to go pick out my son’s costume, do the Halloween parade in town and then go around the neighborhood. He gets excited for it every year and in turn I get excited with him. I know this phase where he loves Halloween will end at some point so I will cling to it for as long as I can each year.
Since Aaron and I started dating we have taken a trip in the late fall to Acadia National Park every year. It’s the best time because the tourists have all gone home and if you go before December 1st Park Loop Road is still open, meaning you can go throughout the entire park (weather permitting). We are planning another trip back this year in late November and I can’t wait.
What would you add to your fall bucket list? Let me know in the comments!
Love your photos! They are beautiful. Wishing you a fantastic start to fall! 🙂 Enjoy!
Now I need to get my fall bucket list going!
Fall is such a lovely season !! Here we don’t have the pumpkin tradition but slowly coming to France as well eheh
Thanks for sharing ! 🙂
So many great things to do during Fall Season. Love your list and love to do it all. My kids will enjoy this for sure.
Jubilee D Meyer says
I was just thinking about making on of these lists myself! Baking is at the top of my list. I can’t wait to try new recipes!
Jasmine Hewitt says
this is an awesome list! we like doing the same things during Fall when we can
Azlin Bloor says
That is one awesome bucket list! I was just telling my kids a couple of days ago about the autumn colours in your part of the world. The various hues of red and orange are breathtaking! Here in the UK, we tend to get more yellows and reds.
Shannon Gurnee says
Yes – this is a great fall bucket list! I would love to take our kids to go apple picking sometime!
lauren stewart says
Baking is a fall staple in our home. And I can’t wait to take my kids apple picking!!
Evelyn Hernandez says
I wish we had apple picking in Florida, it is such a Fall thing to do.
This is the perfect fall bucket list! We love going apple and pumpkin picking.
Yup this is an epic list! We have been planning some fall things to do this year
We call it autumn in Europe, and I love it too. It’s a pretty bucket list!
Kirstie Kay says
OOOHH! My fall bucket list!!! Number one would definitely be visit the Dallas Arboretum with my kids for their pumpkin display, then of course trick or treating and all the fun Halloween activities with my boys
My favorite part of Autumn is the leaves chancing color. Its so magical x
Fall is m favourite time of the year too, I love your bucket ist and it is all I usually look for . I would add go mushroom picking, and attend grape harvest!!
Great post! Apple picking sounds like heaps of fun!
What an adorable family!!!