May 27, 2022

Fall into fall: Activities for everyone

As the air cools down and football starts to make its way to everyone’s homes, students on campus might be wondering how to spend the Fall season. 

Here, you will find some ideas to get the season started with a bang. 

If you love the outdoors, there are quite a few options to enjoy all that autumn has to offer. Every year, something I do is apple picking. If you are up for a bit of a drive, Lynd Fruit Farm, located in Pataskala, Ohio, makes for a perfect afternoon in the orchard.

There are many different types of apples to pick, so there is something for every taste bud. Admission costs around $20, but the memories you’ll make not only in the orchard, but also eating the apples for the next week or so are priceless. 

Photo Credit: Mike B Via Trip Advisor Review

If you are not in the mood to pick, but would instead try your luck at a corn maze, one is conveniently located on-site. With Halloween steadily approaching, the maze puts one in the perfect spirit to go pumpkin picking later in October. 

If on a budget or just wanting something more central to Capital (and indoors), carving some pumpkins or getting into some DIY fall decor might be more your speed. 

Pumpkins can be found relatively cheap and close to home, like at the Bexley Farmers Market, which offers some great pumpkin finds! Freshen up your dorm with some new fall air scents; personally, I love a good trip to Bath and Body Works for some scented plug-ins. 

Or, go on a leaf hunt and make a garland out of the ones you find and some twine. Take a trip to the dollar store and find some flameless LED candles to decorate with or some orange or purple fairy lights to string up. 

Changing your space for fall can not only get you in the autumn mood, but refresh and prepare your place for the next few months of classes. 

Refreshing wardrobes can also be an excellent way to celebrate the new season. Taking a trip to our local thrift stores (Ohio Thrift and Out of the Closet are some of my favorites) can be good to revamp your fall aesthetic. 

If you require some jackets and sweaters for the chilly air, this might be an excellent option for you! 

Many students find thrifting very therapeutic and relaxing, helping ease the stress of homework and exams by getting out for a few hours. 

Any way you decide to celebrate the new season is sure to be a good one! Taking advantage of what Bexley and Columbus offer are great ways to start getting into the fall spirit. No matter how you spend it, make the next few months count!

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