Outdoor Activities to Kick off the Autumn Season

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The leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, orange, and gold and temperatures are steadily dropping, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors before winter arrives. Celebrate the autumn season by partaking in some fun outdoor activities while the season’s perfect weather is still here!


•   Visit an Orchard, Pumpkin Patch, or Farmers’ Market:Harvest season means an abundance of fruits and vegetables at the orchards and farmers’ markets. Pick your pumpkins at a local pumpkin patch and don’t miss out some of the other provided activities like corn mazes and hay rides.

•   Go Camping: Autumn’s coolerand drier weather means less pesky insects and less crowded campsites. Take some time to stargaze and enjoy a meal cooked over a campfire.

•   Take a Road Trip: The beautiful fall foliage turns any road trip into a visual vacation. Head to the mountains; a vineyard; or a nearby city, state, or national park.

•  Plant Spring Bulbs:Enjoy the crips fall afternoon by planting some spring bulbs six to eight weeks before the ground freezes (or when evening temperatures are between 40-50 degrees).

•   Enjoy Some Football (Go Tailgating, Play/Watch a Game):Fall is peak tailgating season. The temperatures mean no more sweltering heat to keep you from relaxing outside with hundreds (sometimes thousands) of your fellow fans. If you do get a bit chilly, start a game of pick-up football with your friends and family in a nearby park or backyard.


Extend Your Outdoor Season at Home

Summer’s end doesn’t have to mean you instantly head indoors. Extend your outdoor season and enjoy the cooler weather by adding an Arcadia louvered roof and a fire pit or fireplace to your outdoor space. An Arcadia roof can protect your outdoor areas from the elements such as wind, rain, and snow and you can keep your outdoor room nicely heated with a fire pit or fireplace. These heating elements provide a great gathering and focal point—and don’t forget about the S’mores! Add an Arcadia and a warm cozy fireplace or fire pit to your home and stay outside longer this year. These additions will not only add to your home’s aesthetic appeal, it will also provide you with a space to gather with your friends and family.


Arcadia Roofs are the Perfect Autumn Home Addition 

Autumn will come and go quickly, so get outside and do some fun activities. Then extend your backyard season by adding an Arcadia louvered roof to your home so you and your loved ones can spend more time outdoors this season—and for many more to come!