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Fun Fall Activities for your Next RV Trip

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Sam Leash
October 6, 2020

TL;DR: Elevate your RV journey with quintessential fall experiences: pumpkin picking, scenic drives through colorful foliage, apple orchard visits, cozy bonfires, local football games, and tranquil strolls amidst autumn's beauty.

Fun Fall Activities for your Next RV Trip

For so many people, fall is the best time of the year. Between the crisp chill in the air, the beautiful colors, the fun activities, and the cozy atmosphere, there is so much to enjoy and not nearly enough time to enjoy it.  Because of the general beauty of the season, many see fall as an excellent time to travel, and domestic travel is even more fun when you have an RV. So what are you waiting for? Pack up your warm clothes, and let’s head out on a fall road trip. No matter where you visit, the following activities should be fun for the entire family to enjoy! Continue on for a full list of all the best fall fun for your next trip.A creek runs through a forest of trees, decorated in a variety of fall colors.

1. Head to a pumpkin patch

Nothing screams fall quite like big, round pumpkins, and it’s even more fun to pick them yourself. A visit to the pumpkin patch is a fun fall activity that the entire family can enjoy. Many farms have pumpkin patches available seasonally, so you should likely be able to find one nearby wherever you are camping. Many patches have hay rides for an additional cost, as well as a variety of fall treats, such as apple cider, cider donuts, apple pies, and more. Plan to spend a few hours enjoying all the fall fun whenever you go to visit the patch. Don’t forget to pack your pumpkin carving tools to carve up your pumpkins whenever you arrive back at the RV.Pumpkins sit in rows in patch as people in the background pick them

2. Drive around for the ultimate leaf peeping

For many folks, the vibrant colors seen on the leaves of trees is one of the most exciting parts of the season. Just going for a drive during this lovely time can be an enjoyable family activity. Pack up the car with plenty of snacks, blankets, and hot cocoa, and cruise around to enjoy the best of the season. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the colorful views.A car drives down a highway lined in gorgeous, colorful trees.

3. Go apple picking

Apple orchards are another awesome place to visit in autumn. There is just something about rows of brightly covered trees covered in juicy apples that inspires some of the best feels of the season. Grab a basket and head to the orchard for some serious fall fun. Remember not to pick more apples than can fit into your RV fridge, and be sure to gather some delicious apple recipes to try when you get home. Some of our favorites include apple crumble, hot apple cider and classic apple pie.A basket of freshly-picked apples sits beneath a tree in an apple orchard.

4. Have a bonfire

Bonfires can be fun at any time of year, but the chilly evenings of the fall season offer especially perfect bonfire weather. There is no better way to enjoy the chill in the air than around a fire back at the campground. This offers the perfect opportunity for stargazing and relaxation, allowing you to enjoy the chilly nights that are not yet too cold. Consider cooking some awesome fire food or just even roasting some bratwursts to make the most of the bonfire night. And, of course, don’t forget your s’mores fixings and skewers!A beautiful bonfire sits beneath a starry sky on a chilly fall night.

5. Watch a local football game

If you are camping near a town with a local sports team, consider heading to a football game to watch the local team. Similarly, camping in college towns can allow you the opportunity to watch even bigger teams play. This idea is not for everyone, but for families of sports lovers, this can be such a fun seasonal activity to enjoy. After all, the start of football season is often the start of autumn, so these two go hand in hand. Don’t forget to grab some snacks to enjoy while watching the game.Students play a football game on a large field with a backdrop of fall foliage.

6. Go for a walk

Finally, consider going for a walk around your campground or even a hike on a nearby trail. Going for a drive can allow you to cover more distance and see more colors, but getting outside is truly one of the best ways to experience everything. Depending on where you go to visit, there could even be a nearby state park or national park with hiking trails to choose from. Some of the best fall colors are found in the north, but they can be found in almost any area that you decide to visit. Again, don’t forget to take plenty of photos to commemorate the beauty of the season.Two people hike through a forest full of beautiful fall foliage as light dapples gently between the trees.Autumn is a magical time of year, and there are plenty of seasonal activities you can enjoy while on an RV trip or vacation. For even better fall RV camping, consider staying at a Harvest Hosts location. Many are full of fun fall activities, as outlined here. No matter which activities you choose to share, be sure to document your adventures so that you can remember them for years to come.A sea of deciduous trees decked out in autumnal colors of red, gold, brown, and orange.Have you ever taken an autumn RV camping trip? What activities did you enjoy and experience? Feel free to share all about it below!

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Sam Leash
Sam is a seasoned traveler and RVer of 4+ years. She loves adventures of all kinds and spends as much time on the road as she can. When not exploring in her RV or writing about her travels, you can find her reading a good book, cooking a delicious meal, caring for her plants, or hiking with her dogs.