5 Outdoor Activities for Older Adults to do During Fall

Fall is here, which means more opportunities for older adults to enjoy different outdoor activities that they may not have been able to participate in during summer, due to the intense heat and health needs.

Below is a list of some of our favorite activities that we like to take advantage of during the colder months. You can use these to plan bonding time with your loved ones, or use them to treat yourself to a new adventure!

5 Fall Outdoor Activities

  1. Grow a Vegetable Garden

If dealing with gnats, sweat, and heat isn’t your thing, gardening in the fall may be the perfect alternative for you! During fall, you can still plant and grow a number of vegetables like pumpkins, winter squash, beets, carrots, and much more.

Besides growing vegetables, gardening is also great for increasing your level of aerobic activity. Doing a bit of gardening every day can help you get in more exercise and keep your body healthy.

  1. Breezy Walks Around your Area

Walking is a great way to stay active as it gets colder. Whether it’s a long hike in a public park or a quick jaunt around the neighborhood, walking helps to maintain your strength and cardio levels. It’s also the perfect way to get some fresh air and see the sights that come with seasonal changes!

  1. Outdoor Local Entertainment

Many local organizations will host small music events or outdoor theater performances that you or your loved one may really enjoy! Bring some snacks and a blanket and enjoy the sounds and scenery.

  1. Fruit Picking 

Fruit picking is a great way to get out and get some fresh air while partaking in mild exercise. If you live in an area that is more agricultural, you or your loved one might be able to benefit from small berry farms. Plus, you’ll get a nice snack from your picking efforts!

  1. Picnic 

Having picnics during fall is great because you’ll be able to soak up some Vitamin D while spending more time outside in the cooler weather. All you have to do is pack up some simple sandwiches or make an outdoors-friendly meal for you and your loved ones, and plan on spending some quality time at a scenic park. You may have so much fun that you won’t want to go home!

It’s Time to Enjoy Fall!

Remember that you’re not limited to only these activities this fall. You can find other ideas for fun around your town, or even posted online. So, get searching and start planning out your days because you’ll want to take advantage of this season as much as you can before it’s gone again!

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