The Outdoor Activities of the Season
By Emma Echelmeier
The outside world is taking a drastic change from the hot summer days to the cooler days of fall.
Campus is beautiful with the clear skies, and the tall trees swaying in the breeze and dropping yellow-brown leaves for students to walk on. Venturing off campus, other spots have colorful changing trees and fall scenery as well. Simply going on a drive shows the true beauty of the
Blues and surrounding hills full of wheat.
The world is obviously crazy right now with COVID-19, and college students are generally busy. However, there are ways to get outside of your dorm room or elsewhere and enjoy this season on the Walla Walla University campus, or at home.
It’s pumpkin season! Pumpkins are an obvious necessity for the fall vibe; they are in nearly everything, whether it’s coffee, bread, or as a decoration. Now that they are in season, local stores are filled with options. To get the ultimate experience, find a nearby pumpkin patch to personally pick some. Carving them is a great tradition to start. Having competitions or painting them is good too, and roasted pumpkin seeds make for a terrific snack.1
Get lost in a classic corn maze. These are always fun with friends or family. Show off those navigation skills, or just walk aimlessly around a field and take pictures.
Another seasonal favorite is apple picking. If apple orchards are nearby, they can make for a great outing. Spend time picking different types of apples in the lovely shaded orchard. Buy some apple butter or apple cider or learn how to make it DIY style once you get home.
For food options, head to a local farmers market to pick up seasonal necessities. Browse the various selections and pick up squash, potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and pumpkins for your favorite fall recipes.2
Bike rides and walks are always good options for getting outdoors to enjoy the fall colors and weather. Find cool biking or hiking trails in pretty shaded areas or go for a stroll to watch a gorgeous fall sunset.3
Try to get out and do something outdoors that is fall related. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather, beautiful colors, and classic fall activities and traditions. Enjoy with family and friends, and be safe!
- Garner, H., Contributor, J. (2018, October 03). Nine fall activities for college students on a budget. The Jambar. Retrieved from https://rb.gy/t6t77g.