Fun Autumn Activities

Vincent Knox    Editor-in-Chief

Autumn is quickly approaching and there will be a host of fun activities that come with it. Here are a few that you and a group of friends can try out.

Apple Picking – There are quite a few orchards dotted across Connecticut, all with fruit waiting to be picked. During autumn, apples are in season so be sure to grab them now before it’s too late. They can be used to make a variety of things, like apple pie, apple cider, applesauce, and more. Cranberries, pears, and pomegranates are also in season. Try finding some fun recipes to try out with your friends.

Hiking – Getting outside and getting some fresh air does everyone well. Autumn is a great time to step out onto the trails and do some exploring. It’s not too hot or too cold, and the leaves will be starting to change color soon, giving us that much beloved New England aesthetic. So, get a group of friends together, plan a trip to a nearby trail, and maybe even pack a nice picnic lunch (some of that aforementioned cider and apple pie).

Fairs – There are a multitude of fairs and festivals happening during the fall season here in Connecticut, as long as you can get to them. One of the biggest and most known fairs is The Big E, which will be open until Sept. 29. The Big E (officially known as the Eastern States Exposition) offers a variety of vendors and events to keep you and your friends occupied for hours. There are even rides for those who enjoy them.

TV Shows – The beginning of the fall season means that many television shows are either premiering or returning. That is a long list of shows, too many to list here, but be sure to search for any you might be wondering about. A few big names coming back are “Empire” on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m., “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m., “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m., “Supernatural” on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m., “Arrow” on Tuesday, at 9 p.m., and “Shameless” on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. Make sure to catch up if you have to before spoiling yourself on anything.

Sports – Baseball, basketball, and football are all in full swing during the fall, with many games to keep up with and throw get-togethers for. This is a super easy option because you don’t have to go anywhere but to a friend’s house. Coordinating a party can be fun, especially when it comes to what snacks to have. Making predictions or wagering a bet with your friends can be fun too, just be sure not to go overboard.

I hope these ideas help you have a fun and enjoyable Autumn. If you do anything you really enjoy, feel free to send in an article to The Campus Lantern. We’d love to hear from you!

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