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The GRKIDS Autumn Bucket List

Experience All Fall Has To Offer With Your Kids

I LOVE fall! There is never a shortage of fun things to do in West Michigan in autumn. Nothing beats the leaves changing color, the yummy cider, the football games, the enormous leaf piles and all the fun fall has to offer!

Here is our bucket list of fun activities for your family to do this fall – see how many you can conquer!

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43 Ideas for the Perfect Fall in West Michigan

autumn bucket list

1 – Climb the straw mountain at Schwallier’s Country Basket.

2 – Check out Fallasburg Arts Festival in Lowell.

3 – Tour the outdoor sculptures and see Chrysanthemums and More at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

4 – Get downtown for Art Prize (Use our ArtPrize Family Walking Tour for the best family experience).

5 – Attend a super cute story time at Moelker Orchards.

6 – Host a bonfire and make hobo dinners.

7 – Hit the road for a color tour.

8 – Collect autumn leaves in all shapes and sizes and make leaf rubbings.

9 – Rake leaves and jump in the huge piles.

10 – Find festivities at local orchards …and don’t forget to pick some apples!

11 – Dress up an visit the animals at John Ball Zoo for the annual Zoo Goes Boo!

12 – Bike the White Pine Trail and enjoy the color.

13 – Experience Fun Farm Days at Post Family Farm.

14 – Print off a map and hit up the West Michigan Donut Trail.

15 – Eat, drink and dance in the crisp autumn air Tuesdays at the Farm, at Frederik Meijer Gardens.

16 – Take a hayride at Koetsier’s.

17 – Do something nice – rake leaves for a neighbor or friend.

18 – See the spectacular fall sights at Rosy Mound Natural Area.

19 – Set up a chili cook-off with family and friends – winner hosts the party next year!

20 – Bake apple or pumpkin pies.

21 – Try pumpkin bowling in your driveway (set up empty soda bottles as pins and bowl them down with small pumpkins).

22 – Make your own scarecrow.

23 – Bake and take cookies or pumpkin bread to your children’s teachers.

24 – Seek your way through a corn maze.

25 – Stroll the trails at Blandford Nature Center.

26 – Play football or soccer as a family.

27 – Tailgate with friends (with or without going to a game).

28 – Attend a local high school football game.

29 -Treat the family to hot apple cider and donuts at Robinette’s.

30 –  Attend Rockford’s 42nd Annual Harvest Fest.

31 – Try bobbing for apples.

32 –  Construct an outdoor bird feeder from old bagels or pine cones coated with peanut butter and covered with birdseed.

33 – Make caramel apples and let the kids decorate them with a variety of toppings.

34 – Dress up and take family photos at one of these Fall Family Photo Hotspots.

35 – Visit the Kroc Center’s Outdoor Campus.

36 – Attend Pulaski Days Parade and then head to hall for some yummy polish food.

37 – Go on a walking tour of downtown (check out the big tire swing behind Calder Plaza, walk along the river, check out the city lights at night).

38 – Head to Zeeland for Pumpkinfest!

39 – Participate in the family activities at Teusink’s Pony Farm.

40 – Drive out to the country and go star gazing.

41 – Enjoy a local Fall Fair or Festival.

42 – Celebrate Halloween to its fullest.

43 – Carve or paint pumpkins! Don’t forget to roast the seeds!

What do you have on your autumn bucket list? Share with us in the comments!

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