Fall activities to get you in the autumn spirit


Emily Dvareckas

Apple picking is a staple of fall and is a great weekend activity for college students.

Kayla Ivan, Arts and Culture Manager

As the summer sun has faded away, the autumn season is taking flight! Whether you love getting into the fall spirit outdoors or from your bed watching movies, here are some fun fall activities to get you in the autumn spirit.

Go apple picking

Before all the apples are picked (or fall from the trees), head over to an orchard with your friends and family, following proper protocols of course, and get into the fall spirit. Narrow Lane Orchard in North Kingstown and Pippin Orchard in Cranston are great options for picking apples among all the other apple orchards in greater Rhode Island.


Visit a corn maze or pumpkin patch

What better way to welcome in the fall festivities than to visit a corn maze along with a stroll through a pumpkin patch. Take some autumn pictures to post on your social media feed or to keep for wonderful memories. Definitely plan to dress accordingly in your favorite fall-inspired pieces. Escobar Corn Maze in Portsmouth is a favorite for its complex themed mazes. This year, the maze celebrates the farmer and covers eight acres of land for you to find your way out of – hopefully you won’t get lost! After finding your way out, head over to the pumpkin patch to pick out a natural fall decoration. Hayrides and more await at Escobar Farm.


Rock your autumn fashion

Speaking of fall outfits for autumn photoshoots, it can be super fun trading in shorts and tank tops for hoodies and leggings fit for the sweater weather that is coming our way! Add in some fall essentials to your wardrobe such as scarves, boots and cardigans with pops of autumn colors, such as reds, oranges, browns and more.


Watch Halloween movies

Who doesn’t love a festive Halloween movie on a chilly autumn night? Re-watch classic favorites like “Hocus Pocus,” all the “Halloweentown” films, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and more! Don’t forget the fall treats, like candy and pie to snack on while binging these spooky movies.

Craft the perfect Halloween costume

Although Halloween will certainly look different this year, there is nothing stopping you from creating the perfect costume! Go for the homemade, DIY look or order a costume on Amazon to get into the spirit of Halloween.