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7 Activities To Do This Fall

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Moravian students pose with their pumpkins at the annual Fall Fest.

Moravian students pose with their pumpkins at the annual Fall Fest.

Emma Miller

Emma Miller

Moravian students pose with their pumpkins at the annual Fall Fest.

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The temperature is quickly dropping and leaves are falling. It’s the perfect time to do some fall activities, many of which can be found on or near campus.

Apple Picking

September and October is prime apple picking season. Apple picking is a great way to get your steps in while still having fun; it’s also a great opportunity to get some cute pictures with friends. Grim’s Orchard and Gogle Farms are two great places within a half-hour drive of campus to pick apples.

Pumpkin Picking

Even though October is almost over, most places will still have pumpkins to pick until the beginning of November; if not, grocery stores will have pumpkins available. You can still carve them if you want, even though Halloween has passed, or you can remove the seeds and make roast pumpkin seeds–a fall favorite for  many people. Wholefully, a blog that posts a variety of healthy recipes, has a tutorial on how to make roast pumpkin seeds six different ways, both sweet and savory.

Football Games

The chilly weather of fall is perfect for tailgating and watching football games. Between high school football games on Fridays, college football games on Saturdays, and NFL games on Sundays, there are plenty of different games to choose from. If going home to support your high school is not an option, be sure to catch the Greyhounds in their last football game of the regular season against Muhlenberg on Nov. 10, or watch a variety of NFL games on FOX, NBC, and other sports channels.

Make a Fall Craft

Crafting is a great way to de-stress, and there are so many fall crafts out there, from mason jars to pinecones and pumpkins. Even though we cannot light candles on campus, She Uncovered provides a great tutorial on how to make a pumpkin spice candle that you can keep in your dorm and smell. If pumpkin spice isn’t your thing, Whimzeecal has a tutorial on how to make a cute ombré pinecone decorations.

Indulge in Fall Favorites

The colder fall weather brings a variety of comfort foods and beverages. Some of the most popular fall favorites are pumpkin spice latte, apple cider, tomato soup and grilled cheese, hot chocolate, chicken noodle soup, and macaroni and cheese, among others. Pumpkin spice lattes and hot chocolate can be found on campus at the Starbucks in Zime, along with a variety of other fall beverages. Tomato soup and grilled cheese, chicken noodle soup, and macaroni and cheese can all be found at the Star Restaurant at various times. Apple cider can be bought at almost every grocery store nearby, or you can make it yourself!

Have a Fall Photo Shoot

There are plenty of places around campus to have a fall photoshoot, including the front of Comenius, by the statues on north or south campus, and the area in front of Reeves Library. Grab your friends, a camera (the one on your phone will do just fine), and a cute  fall outfit, and you’re off!

Stock Up on Fall Favorites

November is the best time to stock up on your favorite fall foods, drinks, clothes, and beauty products. Many companies have sales at this time to get rid of fall products and make room for the winter inventory. Get out there and start checking items off this fall to-do list or make up some of your own! Either way, enjoy the beautiful fall weather while it’s here.

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