30 Things To Do This Fall: The Ultimate Southwest Michigan Fall Bucket List

We cannot get enough of fall, and yet it is also so fleeting here in Southwest Michigan. With mild temps, crisp blue skies and Mother Nature's dazzling display, autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors and have some fun, after school, on the weekends, playing hooky, whatever. Before You Know What comes. Let's do this.

  1. Pick apples at Overhiser apple orchard

  2. Go on a private hay ride

  3. Have an autumn scavenger hunt at Sarett Nature Center

  4. Eat still-warm donuts from Grandpa's Cider Mill

  5. Find your way through the corn maze at A-Mazing Acres

  6. Go to an outdoor haunted house

  7. Make pinecone bird feeders

  8. Pick out pumpkins from Gene the Pumpkin Man

  9. Rake your neighbor's leaves

  10. Go on a pumpkin hunt along the Magical Nature Trail at Stokes Homestead

  11. Make your own candy corn (it's surprisingly easy!)

  12. Keep a gratitude journal for 30 days

  13. Make s'mores in a backyard bonfire

  14. Spend an hour star gazing

  15. Climb Warren Dunes to watch the sunset

  16. Make a fall wreath for the front door

  17. Go on a nature hike -- and ride the zipline -- at the Outdoor Discovery Center

  18. Jump in a big pile of leaves

  19. Sip warm, spiced apple cider at Crane's Pie Pantry

  20. Take an early morning walk in your neighborhood

  21. Go for a drive to see the fall foliage

  22. Carve or decorate pumpkins

  23. Watch Hotel Transylvania or Ghostbusters outdoors at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts

  24. Check out a few fall-themed books from the library

  25. Make your own apple sauce or apple butter

  26. Set up a caramel apple bar in the backyard and invite a few friends over

  27. Ride bikes along the Kal-Haven Trail

  28. Stuff a cute scarecrow

  29. Make your own Halloween costume

  30. Head to a small-town fall festival -- just make sure to social distance!

Did we miss anything? Feel free to add it in the comments!

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