Autumn has arrived, and it’s brought cooler temperatures and falling leaves along with it. It’s the perfect time to be outside – which means there are a lot of free or inexpensive activities everywhere you look! Continue reading to discover five ways to occupy yourself this season.
Harvest Festival at the Wilder Homestead. This Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th, the Almanzo Wilder Farm in Malone, NY will host the Adirondack Regiment of Civil War Re-enactors, along with a nine horse cavalry. There, you and the family may take part in Folk Song sing-alongs, view battle reenactments, and learn about the 19th century through living history interactions and demonstrations. To learn more, click here!
Visit your local museum or exhibit. Museums such as the TAUNY Center in Canton, the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, and the Clinton County Historical Museum in Plattsburgh, offer the public a glimpse into historically significant people, places and exhibits and events. Reserve yourself and the family an afternoon to explore these attractions!
Make bird feeders. As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature cools, you might be seeing less of your chirping-friends. Try out these DIY bird feeders that will liven up your backyard even as the seasons change, and allow you to view those pretty birds up close and personal – without having to spend $20+ on a store-bought feeder!
Oktoberfest at Titus Mountain. The 38th annual celebration returns on Saturday, October 6th! With only $5 admission, guests can enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, live music, chairlift and hay rides, face painting, fireworks and more. To learn more, click here!
Go for an autumn hike. There’s no better time of year to enjoy a nice outing, when the weather isn’t too warm or cold. Give your wallet a break and enjoy a nice fall hike, with beautiful views and foliage. Check out this list of hiking trails in Northern New York, by clicking here!