Ditch the Road1 of 6
Take your workout off the beaten path by trying a trail run this fall. It's an active way to spend an afternoon, even if you're not an avid runner. Choose a route that's appropriate for your fitness and endurance levels by considering elevation as well as total distance.
Sleep Under the Stars2 of 6
There are few better ways to get close to nature than camping. During the fall, remember nights can turn cold quickly, so pack warm clothing and plan for hearty campfire meals.
Take a Hike3 of 6
Enjoy nature with a hike–long or short, near or far. Feel the fresh autumn air as you listen to the leaves crunch below your feet. Even better, invite friends and family on the journey and pack a picnic lunch for everyone to enjoy along the way.
Make Like Ansel Adams4 of 6
Brush up on your photography skills or put a sketchbook in your pack, because autumn is one of the most visually stunning times of the year. Find a comfortable spot at your campsite, in your backyard or on the trail, and capture the moment forever.
Ride a Bike5 of 6
Finally, why not take a scenic fall bike ride? Map your route on a local road, head into the forest or plan a biking vacation. Before you head out, be sure you know of any seasonal closures or announcements for the areas you're visiting. It's always a good idea to pack plenty of hearty snacks for a cool weather ride, too.