Fun & Foliage: Appreciating Autumn in Indianapolis

Posted by:
Dennis Nottingham
October 09, 2012
3 minutes, 10 seconds

With the kids comfortably settled into a new school year, the beautiful Indiana foliage turning the landscape a stunning orange-red hue, and the crisp, frosty mornings of autumn crunching beneath your feet, it’s the perfect time for you and the family to enjoy all that Indiana Fall Festivals and Fairs have to offer.

Nothing says autumn in Indiana like a good old fashioned hay ride through a corn maze. Strap the kids in the car and head on out to Pumpkinfest at The Country Market just north of Indianapolis in Zionsville. Every weekend in October offers the chance to enjoy live bluegrass and mountain music, sample some fresh country cider, get up close and personal with a farm animal or two, or decorate a pumpkin.

If you’re looking for a unique way to view the autumn color, consider taking a historic train ride through the Hoosier National Forest on the French Lick Scenic Railway at the Indiana Railway Museum. Highlights include the 2200-foot Burton Tunnel, magnificent limestone rock cuts, and of course, the natural beauty of the Hoosier National Forest. Get out there and enjoy everything that autumn in Indiana has to offer before the snow flies!

No car, no problem! Appreciating the autumn season doesn't have to involve treks out of the city. If you’re a people person, organizing a neighborhood pie bake-off is a great way to experience an old-fashioned community get-together, learn some new recipes, and of course eat some pie. Traditional apple and pumpkin recipes are mainstays on the autumn pie menu, but don’t forget to try out less popular varieties using pears, squash, sweet potatoes, dates, and nuts.

Get crafty this autumn with a kids fall art party. Pine cones and leaves are everywhere, so you may as well put them to good use. Get your kids to round up the most beautiful leaves, pine cones, small sticks, and acorns that they can find, and glue them onto a foam or wire wreath frame to adorn your front door. (You can find wreath frames at your local craft store.) Other popular activities include making autumn bird feeders by spreading peanut butter over pine cones and then rolling them in birdseed, or the time honored tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns in anticipation of Halloween!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related articles

2024 Survey Confirms High Productivity of RE/MAX Agents and Teams In a significant testament to their dedication and expertise, RE/MAX professionals have once again demonstrated exceptional performance in the real estate industry. The 2024 RealTrends Verified agent and team rankings highlight nearly 2,500 RE/MAX pros for their outstanding productivity based on home sales in 2023. […]
June 06, 2024
Are you in search of your dream home, one that offers luxury, comfort, and tranquility? Look no further than these exquisite properties, listed by our brokerage's agents, which epitomize upscale living. From stunning lakefront log homes to sprawling ranch estates, each of these residences promises a lifestyle of unparalleled sophistication and relaxation. Let's take a […]
April 15, 2024
In this day and age, it is quite rare for a person or family to have much control over when they move. Whether your growing family makes it so that you need more space or your job takes you to a new city, most people often have a window of a few months or at […]
April 03, 2024
© 2022 Copyright RE/MAX Advanced Realty. All Rights Reserved.