The leaves are delightful shades of orange and brown. The apples are ripe. The air is cool and crisp. Fall is here.
Last week, I wrote about enjoying the last few outdoor days in Boston. It is now undeniably fall. While the temperatures are cooler and the air is crisp, fall is the perfect season for a host of activities.
New England is known for its harsh winters, but itís also favored with beautiful fall seasons. Without even venturing far from the city, we can enjoy our main attractions -- the trees. While many of us living in the city may forget, our state is actually home to many wonderful farms and nature trails.
To celebrate the arrival of one of the best seasons, here is roundup of things and activities to help you get out and make the most of it:
The Geomate.jr Geocaching Device ($69.95) is splash-proof and covers all 50 states for geocaching, which has recently become a more popular pastime. It comes pre-loaded with 250,000 geocaches, but simply switching it on will display the 20 closest sites to you. Itíll also give you key details about each geocache, such as the size, difficulty, and terrain. With the Geomate.jr, you can enjoy the beautiful fall outdoors while searching for treasure.
The Aquapac Whanganui Electronics Case (Starting at $29.95) is a waterproof protective case made of UV-stabilized TPU material that wonít break down or discolor in sunlight. Not only does it protect a whole range of electronics, you can still use your devices while theyíre in there. The next time youíre on some especially challenging terrain around water, be sure to pack them in an Aquapac for peace of mind.
A Sticky Note for Fall Fun:
If youíre going geocaching or hiking, use it as an opportunity to leaf-watch as well. Youíll most likely be among trees, which makes it the perfect opportunity to take in the multi-colored leaves. And you can take out your protected camera to snap a few photos, too.
If youíd rather stay close to the city for fall fun, consider packing a picnic for the nearest park and bringing a game of Snake Eyes ($49.95) along. This portable set of yard dice is handmade from solid, all-natural wood and perfect for games everyone can get into.
For a fun spin on the classic game of Frisbees, pack the Kan Jam ($39.95) with you. American-made, it has a growing fan base in the U.S. as well as Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Itís basically a game of garbage can Frisbee, but with cleaner cans and a scoring system. The first team to reach 21 points wins.
A Sticky Note for Fall Fun:
To get yourself out of the city for a bit, apple-picking is a great fall activity that also leaves room for games like Snake Eyes and Kan Jam since there are usually open fields. After a good round of apples and games, the whole crew can go for apple cinnamon donuts and apple cider, which are usually produced fresh on apple farms. Take advantage of the chance to add delicious fall treats to your fun outing.
What do you usually do during fall? Share in the comments.
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Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.