Fall Into Autumn With These Fun Activities

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Fall Into Autumn With These Fun Activities




Melanie Bilbao and Rachael Konyak

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As summer comes to an end, fall is now upon us. Here are some ideas and activities to get into the autumnal season. Pumpkin picking, as well as apple picking, is a wonderful group activity for all ages. You can go with family, friends, or even by yourself if that’s what you like. Once you are done with that, go and make some tasty treats such as, candy apples, pumpkin pie, or apple pie.


Places to go Pumpkin and Apple Picking

Demarest farms in Hillsdale, NJ ( 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 )

Abma’s farm market, green house, and petting zoo (700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff, NJ 07481)


Candy Apple Recipe

  • 12 small red or green apple
  • 12 lollipop or Popsicle sticks
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • ½ light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon red food coloring
  • equipment: candy thermometer


Pumpkin Pie Recipe

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


Apple Pie Recipe

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 (15 ounce) package double crust ready-to-use pie crust
  • 4 large red apples, cored and thinly sliced






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