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Summer flew by in a blur and fall is officially here. But don’t start lamenting the changing of the seasons quite yet. It’s time to welcome cooler temperatures, colourful leaves, and pumpkin-spiced everything, not to mention a wide variety of exciting fall activities to do with family and friends.
Here are the top 10 fall activities you have to try and the gear you need to enjoy them.
Carve a pumpkin
Whether you’re looking to create a traditional Jack-o’-lantern or follow your own design, you need the right tools. This pumpkin carving kit includes everything you need to create a piece of Halloween art.
Buy: Amazon.ca, $26.99
Go for a hike
A fall hike through the crisp air and changing leaves can be breathtaking. But if you’re hiking through the woods, especially if it’s wet, you need the right footwear. These hiking boots will keep you comfy and dry no matter the terrain.
Buy: Amazon.ca, $104.77
Deck out your place for Halloween
While the pandemic may put a damper on trick or treating there’s no reason you can’t get into the Halloween spirit with this spooky decoration.
Buy: Lowes.ca, $52.99
Rake leaves (and jump in them)
Raking leaves is hard work—especially if you have to do it more than once. But the joy of jumping into a pile of leaves is worth the labour. Try out the Garden Care Ultralight 24-inch Leaf Rake if you’re looking to get the job done fast.
Buy: Homedepot.ca, $29.92
Go apple picking
So many apples and so few hands. Enjoy an afternoon outdoors sampling something red and delicious. And with this picking bag, you can grab as many as you want.
Buy: Amazon.ca, $28.99
Bake a pie
There’s nothing like a warm pie on a cool autumn day. We guarantee everyone in your family will appreciate it—especially if it’s apple or pumpkin. If you’re looking for some recipe advice check out Saura Madanl’s Easy as Pie: The Essential Pie Cookbook for Every Season and Reason.
Buy: Indigo.ca, $26.99
Embrace sweater weather
Sweater weather is here! Time to up your fall fashion while swaddling yourself in comfort with the Winter Plush Pullover.
Buy: Amazon.ca, $51.20
Indulge in a pumpkin spice latte
It’s a guilty pleasure but who doesn’t enjoy pumpkin spice lattes? Sip yours in style with a Halloween-themed mug.
Buy: Indigo.ca, $9.00
Get creative with NaNoWriMo
November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. As the days grow shorter and colder, head inside and flex your creative muscles by writing in this Moleskin notebook.
Buy: Indigo.ca, $19.00
Cozy up to a bonfire with smores
There’s nothing like spending a fall night looking up at the stars while sitting around a bonfire. Except maybe when you add smores. These roasting sticks will make sure your marshmallows crisp perfectly.
Buy: Amazon.ca, $14.99