Whether you’ve been waiting for fall festivities all year, or you view them as a roadblock between you and Christmas, there remains the question of what you’re going to do with this autumnal period of time. Options are far from limited, if you’re willing to look for them. So, before it gets too cold, why not milk the fall season for all its worth? Here’s a list of some things to do before fall ends.

  1. Bobbing for apples- A classic and cliche activity for sure, but a fun one nonetheless. All you need is a large pail of water and some apples to make this possible.

  2. Raking leaves - This doesn’t need to be seen as a chore. Not only will raking clean up your yard, but it can also be fun and satisfying in and of itself.

  3. Baking seasonal treats - Pumpkin pie, bread pudding, and even caramel apples. Recipes to all of these and more are readily available all over the internet. Try your hand at making these yourself.

  4. Picking apples at your local orchard - Picking your own apples is a bit of a rarity these days, so if you get the chance, take it.

  5. Cooking - Who knows, you might be better than you think. Plus you might want to learn how to cook now, so you can feed yourself in college without going out to eat everyday.

  6. Picnic - Take advantage of nature while you can, before it gets too cold to be enjoyable.

  7. Take a hike and see the fall colors - Or a canyon drive if that’s more your thing.

  8. Have a campfire - With American Fork Canyon so close, it seems like a shame not to take advantage.

  9. A game of football/baseball at the park with friends - A little friendly competition never hurt anybody.

  10. Board games - When was the last time you sat down and played monopoly?

  11. Camping - Your opportunities to have an enjoyable, non-sub zero temperature camping experience is fading fast, with winter coming up.

  12. Visit the aquarium - This one isn’t so much a fall activity, but nonetheless, it’s still fun to see the various sea creatures.

  13. Arts and crafts - Turkey-themed, obviously.

  14. Movie marathon - Cold weather is the perfect excuse to not go outside for a whole day and just watch movies instead.

  15. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - Undoubtedly the best pre-dinner activity of Thanksgiving. This iconic yearly parade is always televised, so you can stay in your own living room to watch it.