Fall Break Hot Spots

Ideas to keep everyone busy over break

With Fall Break approaching within the next week and cooler temperatures suddenly setting in, students are looking for fall-related activities to take part in during their upcoming surplus of free time. Here are some fun things to keep busy with during your week off:

  1. Go apple picking. Eckert’s Family Farm is relatively close to this area and has large orchards filled with multiple kinds of apples available for picking.
  2. Go on a hike. With the cool weather, hikes are suddenly much more enjoyable. Especially with the leaves beginning to change colors, the views on some of the nature trails in Defiance or Augusta are especially beautiful, and this activity provides nice exercise.
  3. Have a bonfire. This has the potential to be a really good time with the right location and the right people. Grab your favorite warm drinks and maybe a few marshmallows and sit around the fire.
  4. Go to a pumpkin patch. Even as a high schooler, pumpkins can still be fun to carve and holiday spirit is always appreciated. As well as that, pumpkin patches usually have other fun things to do.
  5. Go to Fright Fest at Six Flags. If you’re into the scarier side of Halloween, this could be a lot of fun for you. There are rides (of course), haunted houses, and people getting paid to scare you. Nothing could be better.
  6. Go camping. Grab a few friends and a tent and hit up a nearby campsite like Klondike or KOA. With the weather cooling off, the temperature is perfect for participating outdoor activities and then ending your night huddled around a fire.
  7. Go on a hayride. This may be offered at a local farm or pumpkin patch and can be fairly relaxing. If you’re wanting to switch it up, many places also offer haunted hay rides.