As the school year gets under way, fall can become a busy season, filled with learning, extracurriculars, and more. In the midst of all the crazy, it’s a great idea to make time to plan a special day with your kids. You can connect over some fun fall activities as well as taking a much needed break.
In search of the perfect activities for a fall family adventure? Read on for our top three suggestions of fall fun to be found around Front Royal.
1. Take a Family Hike
With crisp fresh air, piles of leaves to crunch underfoot, and beautiful landscapes, fall’s a great time to fit in a hike as a family. It’s an especially good idea to enjoy the outdoors in the last pleasant days before the cold of winter sets in and makes it that much harder to get out. If you’re in search of a family hike, there are plenty to explore in Front Royal. You’re sure to find something that fits your skill level. For a simple, easy walk, try Eastham Park’s walking trail along the Shenandoah River. You’ll be able to enjoy beautiful fall views, while taking a gentle stroll on a flat, paved trail. It’s a perfect pick if you have a stroller along, and young kids can enjoy exploring the park’s playground before getting back in the car.
For more adventurous hiking, head to Shenandoah River State Park and enjoy a variety of hiking trails ranging from the easy ones of around one mile to a challenging 5.4 mile loop. Shenandoah National Park is another great (and highly popular) option for a fall hike.
2. Collect Leaves
Kids love playing in fall leaves, and collecting some of the prettiest ones can be a fun activity while hiking, on a trip to the park, or even in your own backyard or neighborhood. If some leaves are still on the trees, it can be fun to try to match the fallen leaf with the tree that it came from. You’ll find this activity will sharpen your observational skills. Or bring your haul home and enjoy some fall crafts such as creating wreaths or pictures. Creating leaf rubbings can be another fun way to explore the beauty of the fallen leaves.
3. Enjoy a Fall Treat Together
After a busy day in the outdoors, you’ll find it’s a great time to bond over a special fall treat. Head to one of Front Royal’s fantastic bakeries to pick up something delightful. Down Home Comfort Bakery, Daily Grind, Manor Line’s Back 40, and Garcia and Gavino all have delicious baked goods that will bring the best flavors of fall straight to your tastebuds.
Make the most of fall with your kids in Front Royal this year. It’s a great season to enjoy the outdoors, create some crafts, and snuggle up with a tasty treat. Here’s to another fall of fantastic family memories in Front Royal.
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