Summer has come and gone. Many fair-weather campers are putting their tents and hiking boots away until next year. But for true outdoor enthusiasts, autumn brings new opportunities to enjoy outside.

With vibrant gold, red and orange colored leaves providing the perfect backdrop to any activity, and temperatures cool enough to wear a sweater but warm enough not to worry about survival, what’s not to love about autumn? It’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and make the most of your surroundings before winter sets in.

So, what are some family-friendly ways to enjoy the great outdoors this fall? We’ve got three to put on your must-do list!

  1. Bird Watching

This time of year is ideal for spotting wildlife, especially the feathered types! Many species migrate in the fall, so it’s a great time to catch birds that are native to your area, while also catching a glimpse of some that are visiting for the winter months. Did you know that early in the day is the best time to sight birds? It’s true, they really are early risers. To get the most out of your bird watching excursion, be sure to pack binoculars, a bird identification book, and wear comfortable footwear. Depending on how dedicated you are, you could spend multiple hours scouting out birds and listing which kinds you have seen. In fact, you may watch to pack a lunch in your Snacklebox and bring it with you. You could even bring along some bird seed to interest your feathered friends!

  1. Campfire Cuisine

Fall is the perfect time to try some new campfire recipes. There’s so many great ingredients that you can find fresh this time of year. From pumpkins to sweet potatoes, butternut squash to mushrooms, autumn is full of delicious flavors! We recommend using our Heavy Duty Cast Iron Pie Iron to whip up some cinnamon raisen bake apples! You can find the easy-to-follow Food Network recipe here. The dual clipping mechanism and hanging clip make cooking over the fire as simple as can be. Plus, everything tastes better when its made over open flames!

  1. Tell Some Spooky Stories

With Halloween coming up, there’s no better time to gather around a fire and tell your best spooky story! Grab some blankets, get cozy, and pass around a flashlight. The person with the flashlight speaks. Everyone else must listen! Use the Original Log Lugger to gather wood and keep your campfire burning bright. After all, you wouldn’t want it to get too dark. You never know when a ghost might appear!

These activities are just a few of the options available to bring your family together and enjoy fall to the fullest.

What are your favorite fall activities? Leave them in the comments!

Summer has come and gone. Many fair-weather campers are putting their tents and hiking boots away until next year. But for true outdoor enthusiasts, autumn brings new opportunities to enjoy outside.

With vibrant gold, red and orange colored leaves providing the perfect backdrop to any activity, and temperatures cool enough to wear a sweater but warm enough not to worry about survival, what’s not to love about autumn? It’s the perfect time of year to get out of the house and make the most of your surroundings before winter sets in.

So, what are some family-friendly ways to enjoy the great outdoors this fall? We’ve got three to put on your must-do list!

  1. Bird Watching

This time of year is ideal for spotting wildlife, especially the feathered types! Many species migrate in the fall, so it’s a great time to catch birds that are native to your area, while also catching a glimpse of some that are visiting for the winter months. Did you know that early in the day is the best time to sight birds? It’s true, they really are early risers. To get the most out of your bird watching excursion, be sure to pack binoculars, a bird identification book, and wear comfortable footwear. Depending on how dedicated you are, you could spend multiple hours scouting out birds and listing which kinds you have seen. In fact, you may watch to pack a lunch in your Snacklebox and bring it with you. You could even bring along some bird seed to interest your feathered friends!

  1. Campfire Cuisine

Fall is the perfect time to try some new campfire recipes. There’s so many great ingredients that you can find fresh this time of year. From pumpkins to sweet potatoes, butternut squash to mushrooms, autumn is full of delicious flavors! We recommend using our Heavy Duty Cast Iron Pie Iron to whip up some cinnamon raisen bake apples! You can find the easy-to-follow Food Network recipe here. The dual clipping mechanism and hanging clip make cooking over the fire as simple as can be. Plus, everything tastes better when its made over open flames!

  1. Tell Some Spooky Stories

With Halloween coming up, there’s no better time to gather around a fire and tell your best spooky story! Grab some blankets, get cozy, and pass around a flashlight. The person with the flashlight speaks. Everyone else must listen! Use the Original Log Lugger to gather wood and keep your campfire burning bright. After all, you wouldn’t want it to get too dark. You never know when a ghost might appear!

These activities are just a few of the options available to bring your family together and enjoy fall to the fullest.

What are your favorite fall activities? Leave them in the comments!