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Fall Family Fun

50+ must-do activities this fall

Fall Family Fun Checklist

Crunchy leaves, crisp cool air and giant bites of juicy apples. Festivals and celebrations. Thrills and chills! No matter what your family’s favorite fall activities are, the Hudson Valley is prime for fall adventures. Apple picking, corn mazes, Halloween mischief and the beautiful colors of fall are around every corner throughout September and October. Theater season is back, fall agritainment (a cool mix of agriculture and entertainment) is bustling and the festival scene is in full swing. Planning your fall weekends can be exciting. Not sure where to start? Start Clicking!

1.  Go Apple Picking

2.  Ride the Cow Train at Hurds Family Farm

3.  Grab your tickets for Guess how much I love you!

4. Scare up some fun at the Bardavon for Nightmare on Elm Street!

5.  Enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte or have kids press their own apple cider

6.  Go to a Fall Festival

7. Shop a craft fair

8. Take a Fall Foliage Train Ride aboard the Catskill Mountain Railroad

9.  Make campfire s’mores

10. Pick Pumpkins at a local patch

11.  Gather around a blazin' bonfire with marshmallows and live music at Boscobel

12. Get lost in a corn maze

13. Ride a pony at Dubois Farms

14. Make apple butter

15.  Make fall leaf bookmarks

16. Visit the animals at thezoo

17. Raise money for a good cause

18. Enjoy cider donuts

19. Go on a hayride

20. Take a leaf peeping drive

21. Tackle an Octoberfest

22. Take part in the Children's Pumpkin Parade and Party 

23. Visit a haunted house

24. Experience no scare Halloween at Museum Village

25. Jump in a pile of leaves

26. Go on a fall nature hike

27. Make your child's Halloween Costume or pick one out

28. Take a walk at Locust Grove

29. Watch the fireworks at a Harvest Festival

30. Bake a Pie

31. Set your Crockpot for a meal

32. Trick or Treat

33. Grab lunch from a farmers market

34. Shop local crafts at the Port Jervis' Annual Fall Foliage Festival

35. Make big leaf print characters

36. Have a family movie night

37. Have a fall family photo shoot

38. Paint a pumpkin

39. Start a family gratitude journal

40. Make bird feeders

41. Play make believe at Kelder's Farm

42. Go on a fall camping trip

43. Make a fall-themed craft at Boscobel House and Gardens

44. Visit the NYS Sheep and Wool Family Festival

45. Trick or Treat at Dutchess Stadium

46. Jump in a pile of Hay at Wilklow Orchards

47. Attend a Children's Halloween Party

48. Make a scarecrow

49. Paint a pumpkin

50. Decorate for Halloween

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