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The nights are getting longer. The air is getting crisp. It’s officially fall! Well, in most parts of the country anyway.

New seasons are a chance for new adventures! Even if your local weather doesn’t change drastically, you can still take this opportunity to do something out of the ordinary, something different from your usual routine.

Here are some fun things to consider doing during this fall season:

Take a hike!
Find a trail or a forest or a park in your community and start walking! Or take a neighborhood tour in your city. Get out and get active and enjoy this weather. One year my friends and I found a trail that had also been part of the Underground Railroad in Maryland. There were terrific route markers with history lessons. It was a great learning activity and we got to honor our ancestors all while getting some exercise! Now, you don’t have to do this, but I suggest after the hike – you go back to someone’s house for some delicious turkey clubs (or another sandwich of your choosing) and some spiked hot apple cider.

Get out-of-town
Take a day or weekend trip to a new city or a small town that’s close to you, but that you’ve never visited before. While there, make the most out of your time and explore your new surroundings. Choose a great restaurant for brunch. Find out if they have a row of antique stores and do some shopping – even if it’s just window shopping. Find a place that is known for its beautiful fall foliage and spend the day immersed in and surrounded by nature. Take in a local production or concert featuring local artists. Make some magic in a new city and then head back home with some stories to tell.

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