By Katy Siwirski
September marks the transition from Summer to Autumn. There are vast arrays of outdoor activities to be done during the summer. These include hiking, kayaking, visiting landmarks, and swimming. Just because the weather is getting cooler does not mean you have to stop enjoying the outdoors.
Autumn officially begins on Friday, September 22 this year. There is a lot that can be done during this time period. When the weather is cool and clear, you can still hike and visit landmarks. You can still have bonfires and play sports activities. You can also do things that are specific to this time of the year.
Apple picking and leaf peeping are good ways to interact outdoors with friends and loved ones during this season. If you are at home bored one day, why not decorate your interior and exterior with fall flair? Pumpkins, hay, and corn are specific items that can add pizzazz to your humble abode. Pumpkin carving and decorating are common activities done during the fall months. Why not take it to the next level, and craft the pumpkins with autumn decorations? Paint leaves on the pumpkins to add a humble touch.
Autumn is the time of change in nature. Not a fan of being outdoors during this cooler time of the year? Take a scenic drive through the countryside to experience the transition of colors in nature. Interesting in picking up a new hobby or activity? Try knitting a sweater or scarf for the cooler time of the year. Chances are, it will come in handy. Even if you don’t want one, you can knit one for your friends or family. Some people like the spooky feeling of autumn. Take advantage of this time of the year by visiting various haunted attractions, like houses and hayrides. You can even take it to the next level by visiting a real life haunted landmark. There are plenty of haunted landmarks throughout Western New York!
Autumn is the season of changes. This does not mean you need to change your lifestyle or spend time indoors all the time. Take advantage of your surroundings and take part in various activities in your community. There are plenty of ways to enjoy autumn, so take a step outside and enjoy Mother Nature.