Five things to do in fall

Social Media Editor Jordyn McConnaughey puts together a listicle describing five fun activities to do this season.


Jordyn McConnaughey, Social Media Editor

Fall has arrived, school has started, and busy schedules have made many high school students miss the days of summer and all of the fun activities the season of summer holds. Fall, however, can give one many opportunities to find new and exciting seasonal activities. Here are five things that I believe many high school students would take enjoyment in doing this fall.

1. Number one is pretty obvious, but nevertheless one of the greatest fall activities which would be going to an apple orchard or cider mill. Places like Spicer’s Cider Mill are rather large mills that have a lot of fun activities, such as corn mazes, a petting zoo, delicious apples that you can pick yourself, and amazing cinnamon sugar doughnuts that go great with some fresh apple cider.

If large cider mills aren’t for you a place like Markillie Orchard off of Latson road might be just right. Here they sell tasty pre picked apples, cinnamon sugar doughnuts, and cider without all of the hustle and bustle of a large cider mill. Either of these types of cider mills is sure to put you in the fall spirit and can be a great time with friends.

2. Another obvious, but always exciting, activity for this fall would be to go to a haunted house. With Halloween just around the corner, spooky places like the Terrified Forest can be a ton of fun. It costs about $10-$15 per person (on average) to go to a haunted house. I enjoy going with a large group of friends which makes it all the more exciting.

3. A less scary and certainly more delicious fall activity would be to treat yourself with a seasonal beverage. Many coffee shops are offering a variety of seasonal drinks this time of year. For example, Biggby is offering their signature Pumpkin Spice Latte which I highly recommend. If you’re not into coffee, you can always order a hot caramel apple cider or even a hot chocolate to put you in a fall mood.

4. When I hear the word fall I always think of football and what better way to spend this fall than to attend a Howell High School football game. Not only can you watch the game and buy fantastic snacks and refreshments, high school football games are a great way to see your friends and show your school pride. Whether sitting in the student section or just hanging out with your friends Howell football games are a sure way to create memories and have a good time this fall.

5. Finally, I recommend having a bonfire with family or friends and maybe even both. I know that many see bonfires as a summertime thing, but with the crisp night air that fall brings a bonfire is the perfect way to warm up and enjoy a night under the stars. You can’t go wrong with roasting marshmallows and chatting with your friends around a fire on a fall night.

With summer coming to a close, colder weather rolling in, and hectic schedules taking over there are still so many fun activities to be shared with friends and family. Let’s embrace the weather and take time to get into the fall spirit.