Family Fall Activities

Family Fall Activities | Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center | Lafayette, IN

Fall is a wonderful time of year filled with fun, beautiful colors and delicious tastes and smells. If you are looking for family fall activities, here are a few to try. Many of these activities won’t cost you a cent.

Play with Leaves

There is no shortage of leaves in autumn. If your yard needs some raking, turn it into a family activity. Who doesn’t love jumping into a big pile of crunchy leaves? You can even collect some of the best-looking leaves to create a leaf collage or other craft.

Decorate a Pumpkin

Just because Halloween has passed, that doesn’t mean pumpkins are out. Get some more pumpkins and let the kids paint them or use hot glue and other craft materials to create a fall-themed pumpkin masterpiece.

Bake with Pumpkin

Nothing quite says fall like the smells of baking pumpkin cookies. Spend a Saturday whipping up all of your favorite pumpkin treats, like pumpkin bread, cookies, rolls, muffins, and more. Then, share them with your neighbors and family.

Make Thanksgiving Crafts

Make some adorable turkey hands or a colorful leaf mobile to brighten up your Thanksgiving décor.

Make Chili

A bowl full of warm, rich chili can warm you right up. Pull out your family’s favorite recipe or try something new with this chili mac recipe.

No matter how you wish to spend your Autumn, we here at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center hope you enjoy the festivities.

Trail of Scarecrows

Trail of Scarecrows | Mike Raisor Pre-Owned Center

If you are looking for a fun, free fall activity for your family, take a stroll through the Trail of Scarecrows. This annual event is held at Prophetstown State Park each year and features a variety of scarecrows from organizations and individuals all around the area. This is the 9th year for this straw-filled event.

You can see the scarecrow display every day whenever the park is open, through November 4th. The scarecrows will be placed along the paved, accessible trail so everyone can easily enjoy the display. You can walk, run, or even ride your bike along the path. Try to find the scarecrows created by your favorite groups.

In addition to the Trail of Scarecrows, be sure to head back to Prophetstown State Park for the Fall Funfest. It will be held October 20th and 21st. There will be Halloween activities at the park, including trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and campsite decorating at the campground. You can also take a hayride through the prairie and visit the past at the Native American village for the harvest celebration.

Prophetstown State Park is located at 5545 Swisher Road in West Lafayette. If you have any questions about the Trail of Scarecrows or the Fall Funfest, you can call 765-567-4919.

If you need a ride to get you to these autumnal destinations, come check out our lineup here at Mike Raisor Pre-Owned.