What to do in autumn?
It’s the off season, summer is over, your swimsuit is back in his drawer, with your sun dresses and your little ballerinas … But the more you dig, the more you come across these famous pieces ideal for the season who is coming, autumn! The colors are not so dull with a little red jacket! In addition, it will be ideal to go pick up pumpkins and for small steps in the wood!
Fall is smiling and you should smile at him too!
To enjoy the autumn, we made a list of the best activities to do with your man, your friends and even alone (because it feels good too many times)!
Your last weekend of camping
Eh yes! It’s still possible in September and October to go camping! In addition, the land is cheaper since we are no longer in the tourist season! It is clear that your clothes will be warmer, but still, have you ever experienced camping in the fall? The trees are full of colors, the fire is good and it gives a good excuse to put the big cotton hoodie of your boyfriend!
We advise you all the same a good sleeping bag, since the nights can go down under 5 degrees in some places. The coffee on the fire in the morning, in a big woolen sweater, it’s great.
Try a park of the SÉPAQ, I have never been disappointed and you can even book online.
I am not particularly fond of fishing, on the other hand, my spouse yes, so fishing in autumn is a “must” to please him! On my side, I really appreciate the landscape, the lakes are calm, quiet and we often find ourselves alone, in boat as on the docks!
A road trip
Popular destination or just a “nowhere”, the roads trip is always winner! But in autumn, when you choose a quieter road, in the mountains or in the countryside, there is something even more magical. I particularly have a weakness for the Estrie when I want to make beautiful pictures on my way.
Try a new restaurant or a new café
Who does not like to eat? So why not mix the useful with the pleasant? A new restaurant or even your favorite restaurant may offer a new fall menu? A good soup, a coffee or even a pumpkin beer to stay in the theme. As long as you’re there, visit a fire department with your sweetheart!
Take a walk in the mountains
If you are not outdoors, or sports, it is still possible to take the air without losing his lungs! And for those who like to surpass themselves, hiking in the mountains is ideal. National parks are still open and some even all year. This is the opportunity to put on his new boots and renew his profile picture! I like to take advantage of the low temperature to make a picnic in the woods, sleeping mosquitoes and the old thermos that you were given in your beginnings of apartment will finally serve.
Getting lost in a corn maze
When the sun is still warm, we still enjoy the outdoors. We all know the perfect spot for picking apples and pumpkins, but did you know that your favorite orchard may have a labyrinth in which to spend your afternoon? It’s a great activity to do in a group, most are intrigued and are much more difficult than you might think!
Near Montreal, I recommend Le Verger Labonté on L’Île-Perrot, the staff is great, the products made on site are excellent and their apple beers are delicious! You can even pick honey apples, your new favorite fruit!
Visited a haunted house
October is the month of terror, and especially the opportunity to see the face of your friends when they are afraid of their lives! Not being a horror film lover myself, or even anything scary in general, I loved my experience at the Nuit De Terreur house in Laval, in the Laurentians. The actors even follow us in the queue to enter the house! I strongly advise against this activity if you are accompanied by young children.
A horseback ride
Novice or expert, it is possible to make a beautiful horse ride no matter your level of experience! In autumn, when the leaves become orange and the streams quieter, other equestrian trails open to you! Honestly, is there a more romantic activity than that?
Go around local markets
The big mess that is coming! In autumn, it’s time for pumpkins, apples and potatoes, but also squash of all kinds. Take a tour of your local market, chat with farmers, growers and vendors. We all know the Jean-Talon Market in Montreal, but if you’re not from the big city, a public market awaits you near you!
A good way to love, learn new recipes and techniques, but also to save, is to cook and save for later. After your market, prepare large portions of stews, soups and everything you like in a group. We separate the bill, the tasks and the dishes gang!
Cinema at home
Rainy day? Make this dull day an opportunity to stick and eat popcorn without remorse! A cabin with the cushions of the couch, a small ambient light in your shelter, a crowd of cushions and a big blanket to warm you up. Try a new series, or better yet, listen for the hundredth time this famous classic you love!
Prepare the house for the winter
This may not be the most interesting activity, but we do not have much choice! You have to prepare the house for the cold. Close his pool, empty his gutters, mow his lawn one last time, pick up the leaves on the ground, take out the snow blower and put away the summer accessories at the bottom of the shed. Choose a beautiful day, where it is not too hot or too cold. The temperatures of mid-September and early October are more suitable. Take out the music and the mulled wine outside!
It’s possible to stay active and motivated in this season with a little imagination! And if after all these beautiful days filled, you miss the sun, nothing prevents you from enjoying the heat elsewhere in the world!