40 Must-Do Fall Activities to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

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40 Must-Do Fall Activities to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Every year I love it when fall rolls around, and every year I forget to do at least one of my favorite fall activities. 

But this year is gonna be different!

Because, this year:

I put together a fall bucket list to remind me of everything I want to do this season.

Fun Fall Activities 

Fall means chillier days, warmer clothing and pumpkin everything. And, I’m certainly not complaining about any of that.


It’s my favorite time of year!

To make the most out of this wonderful season, I’ve put together a bucket list packed FULL of all my must-do fall activities.


I challenge you to check off every one of these activities on this list to make it your most memorable autumn, yet! ?

P.S. At the bottom of the page you can download a printable version of this list!

Fall Bucket List Ideas

1. Drink apple cider.
A hot, steamy drink on a cold day always hits the spot.

And, apple cider is a classic fall beverage.

2. Go through a corn or hay maze.
This is one of those fun fall activities that’s great for kids and adults.

I mean, have you ever been to a Halloween corn maze at night? One filled with ghouls who chase you around through the maze?

That’s pretty fun and much less tame than the kiddy mazes.

3. Make pumpkin pie from scratch.
Learn grandmas recipe to pass along to your own future family.

Bonding time and baking time all wrapped into one.

4. Enjoy hot chocolate under the stars.
A yummy fall drink out in the crisp cool air, it just feels right.

5. Jump in a pile of leaves.
No matter how old you are, this one never gets old!

6. Eat & drink all the pumpkin flavored things you can.
Pumpkin spice life forever. ??

7. Curl up under a blanket with a book on a rainy day.
I just love a good overcast day!

And, nothing gives me a more hygge feeling than reading on day like that.

8. Wear comfy, cozy boot socks.
Part of loving fall is loving the changing of the fashion.

Bring on the bundled up days of comfort!

9. Attend a local football game.
Pick a team to root for and ravel in the comradery!

Don’t forget to get in some tailgating, too.

10. Step on crunchy leaves.
Stepping on crunchy leaves is just one of those things where you can’t exactly explain why it’s fun, it just is.

But it definitely should be on everyone’s fall bucket list!

11.  Take an early morning, foggy hike.
Hiking in “clouds” is so surreal.

12. Carve a jack-o-lantern.
Was it really ever fall if you DIDN’T decorate at least one pumpkin? ?

13. Warm your feet by the fireplace.
Preferably after a day of being out in the snow to get the full effect.

Thawing cold toes over a roaring fire is the perfect way to unwind after a fun filled day.

14. Spend a weekend at a cabin in the woods.
A weekend like this is just the most picturesque activity to have on a fall bucket list.

15. Take a stroll on rainy day under an umbrella.
I love to do this year ’round, but especially when the leaves are turning.

Which is why it’s on my fall bucket list!

16. Go apple picking.
Make candied apples with the ones you get from the orchard!

17. Wear a scarf.
Embrace the fall fashion!

18. Make a delicious, hearty soup in a crock pot.
Mmmm I love soup season!

What’s your favorite? Mine is loaded potato soup.

19. Cuddle on the couch during a movie marathon.
Halloween movie marathon anyone?

20. Make your home smell like fall with lots of candles.
Fall isn’t fall without all the right smells.

Bath & Body Works candles are always my favorite!

21. Roast marshmallows over a campfire.
Better yet – hold a bonfire and invite friends over.

Make a tradition out of it even!

22. Rake leaves.
This may actually be one of those fall activities everyone has to do – or at least home owners.

No leaves to rake?

You could help an elderly neighbor out just by volunteering your time.

23. Go bobbing for apples.
Silly fun at it’s autumn finest.

24. Volunteer at a soup kitchen.
Fall begins the season of giving and why not give back to your community by helping out at a soup kitchen?

25. Spend all day baking your favorite treats to share with your friends/neighbors/family.
Spread the love by adding this idea to your fall bucket list. ❤️

26. Go to a haunted house.
Gotta have some spooky fun thrown in with the other autumn festivities!

27. Have a salted caramel latte.
Caramel is a fall flavor and it just so happens to go perfectly with coffee.

Indulge yourself!

28. Make a fall wreath.
Go all out and really decorate your place this year.

29. Go wine tasting.
Grab your group of girl friends and spend an afternoon at winery.

Recharge your friend time battery and get a little loose with each other.

30. Make and try a new game time snack. 
I like to browse Pinterest for the best ideas!

31. Have a picnic.
Lunch in the park with a love interest is sure to be romantic.

32. Go to the fair.
Elephant ears, rigged games and sketchy rides!

Going to the fair always brings up nostalgic memories for me at the very least.

33. Take a scenic drive to take in the all the colors of changing leaves.
Find a winding road and get lost in the beauty of nature for a while.

34. Spot a scarecrow.
Maybe even get a selfie with it.

35. Make a list of things and people you’re thankful for.
Fall is the perfect time to reflect on your life and to let people know you care.

Consider sending handwritten notes out, grandparents LOVE that.

36. Have a fall photo shoot.
Professional or just with a friend!

Just be sure to capitalize on all the beautiful scenery.

37. Run a 5k.
Balance out all those yummy treats with a good ol’ exercise challenge.

38. Tell ghost stories.
Silly or scary, just have fun with it!

39. Hand out full size candy bars to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
You know those were always the BEST houses to visit as a kid.

Be that awesome person and you’ll be the most popular place on the block.

40. Do something for Oktoberfest!
Throw your own party or go to Germany if you can!


…maybe just go to a German restaurant and drink your fair share of beer. 😉

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40 Must-Do Fall Activities to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Which of these fall activities are you adding to your own fall bucket list?

Some of them, none of them, all of them?

Let me know what you thought of these ideas by leaving me a comment! I so love to hear from readers!


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Fun fall activities to add to your fall bucket list 😍. These are great ideas for college students, couples, families or anyone! Click to grab to the free printable included in this article. #fall #autumn #bucketlist #college #collegelife #activities #ideas

I'm Charlie, one of the co-founders of College Life Made Easy: a lifestyle blog that focuses on helping students navigate college life on topics of finance, organization, dorm living and more. 2015 graduate of the Ashland Institute of Massage. Originally from a little bit of everywhere (Air Force brat). Lover of Birkenstocks, rainy weather and miniature things.

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