In need of some fun fall outings for the whole family? Let me guess, you want to do something festive this season but due to COVID-19 restrictions and closures, you’re not sure where to go. Look no further – I’ve got you covered with 10 fun fall activities on Seattle’s Eastside.
- Take a day trip to Remlinger Farms. Remlinger offers carnival rides, pony rides, a corn maze, a hay maze and an old-fashioned steam train. Not to mention, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, and a huge farm market. This is my #1 favorite fall activity to do with my kids.
- Visit Snoqualmie Falls. Check out the 270 foot waterfall, hit the trails, and visit the gift shop. Pro Tip: Take the kids to Snoqualmie Fall’s Candy Shoppe on your way out of town for Halloween themed treats.
- Take your kids to Kelsey Creek Farm. Enjoy the crisp fall air while walking around the 150 acre farm, and take your kids to the barn to admire the horses, sheep, pigs, bunnies and other farm animals. (My daughters never get tired of this!).
- Go on a fall Story Walk. Bring your kids on a short hike where pages of a children’s story book will be posted along the way. You’ll start the book at the beginning of the walk and finish it at the end. It’s kind of like a scavenger hunt!
- Go apple picking! Living in Washington State, going apple picking at least once is a must. Just make sure the apple orchard of your choice is open before you go.
- Visit Stocker Farms Sunflower Fields. Handpick beautiful sunflowers and snap stunning photos on September 26th and 27th.
- See the salmon spawning. There are several places around Seattle and the Eastside where you can see the salmon spawning and teach your children (or grandchildren) about their life cycle.
- Attend Fox Hollow Farm’s Fall Festival! Explore the Adventure Trail, complete with spooky Halloween decorations, enjoy the outdoor hay maze, and purchase organic crops such as pumpkins and Honeycrisp apples.
- Go on a colorful fall hike. While you might have to travel a little out of the way, depending on where you want to go, the crisp fall air and autumn colors are sure to pay off. Bring the whole family (or your furry friend) with you and get outside before the incessant fall/winter rain hits the region.
- Take a guided cemetery tour at Hillside Cemetery. Follow Issaquah History Museum’s Director, Erica Maniez, through Hillside Cemetery. Hear about the lives of some of the people buried there, and what Issaquah life was like back in the 1900s. Choose whether you’d like to take the tour during daylight or early evening.
Know of a fall activity in or around the Eastside that isn’t listed here? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll happily add it to the list.
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