The crisp, cool days of fall are here and it’s the perfect time to do all of our favorite things during the most colorful season of the year. Whether it’s going on a nature hike to enjoy the gold and scarlet leaves, enjoying a cozy cup of warm cider with friends around a fire, or playing carnival games at a local autumn festival, don’t wait to plan your fun fall outings.
Here are a dozen ideas to help you find fun ways to embrace this spectacular season:
Martin Park Nature Center Park covers a vast 140-acres with three hiking trails that take you through colorful woods, plus offers amenities including a playground and nature center where you can learn more about the beautiful flora and fauna that surrounds you. 5000 W. Memorial Rd., October 1-Mar. 31, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily FREE
Talimena Scenic Drive takes you along the crest of Rich Mountain and Winding Stair Mountain in the Ouachita National Forest, across over 50 miles of breathtaking autumnal vistas. You can stay in the car to enjoy the eye candy, or stop to hike on the vast trail network to experience the glorious scarlet, orange and gold leaves up close. Access from US Hwy 259 or 271, FREE
Red Rock Adventure Park This popular rappelling spot with red sandstone cliffs and a glorious must-see fall foliage trail has also started hosting an annual fall festival with trick-or-treating, “hey” rides, pumpkin-painting, face-painting, bounce houses, a Halloween movie and food galore. 116 Red Rock Canyon Rd., Hinton, last Saturday in October, 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Kenny Farms features a pumpkin patch, bounce house, pedal cars, petting farm, pony rides, pumpkin slingshots, train rides, yard games and more. 205562 E County Rd. 40, Woodward, late September to late October, Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sun. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens is a celebration of pumpkins, the annual fall harvest and all things autumn. Bring the kids to the Children’s Garden were they can enjoy crafts, games, imaginative displays and more. Visitors can ride the Pumpkinville Express Train on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as paint a pumpkin, twirl on Mo’s Carousel, explore harvest-themed vendors and enjoy numerous other activities. 301 W. Reno, mid to late October, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Pumpkin Harvest Craft Festival at Dale Robertson Center Start your holiday shopping early when you visit more than 45 vendor booths from across the state selling
candles and handmade soaps, needlework and woodwork, jewelry, Christmas ornaments and more. While there, grab some Indian Tacos and baked good with proceeds going towards Friends of the Park. 1200 Lakeshore Dr., Yukon, early November, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE ADMISSION
HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES ON OCTOBER 31
Spooktacular Storytime and Parade at the Downtown Library featuring stories and a costume parade for kids ages 5 and under. Preregistration encouraged. 300 Park Ave., 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. FREE
Halloween Story Time & Play Time at the Belle Isle Library featuring stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and costumes for ages 5 and up. 5501 N. Villa Ave., 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. FREE
Haunt the Hill on Calle Dos Cinco featuring a costume contest, safe trick-or treating, games and goodies. SW 25th St. between Hudson & Robinson, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. FREE
Halloween Arts Spectacular at The Station at Central Park offering a certified art instructor leading a Halloween-themed art-making session for all ages including drawing, painting, candy and treats. Costumes encouraged. 700 S Broadway Ave., Moore, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. FREE
Native American Heritage Day at the Chickasaw Cultural Center featuring language demonstrations, social stickball games and cultural demonstrations from the Chickasaw and other Native tribes. 867 Cooper Memorial Dr., Sulphur, early November, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. FREE
Día De Los Muertos event at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art featuring family-friendly activities including make-your-own sugar skull masks, ofrenda and papel picada decorations. Attendees can also visit the Menagerie installation and enjoy light refreshments to celebrate Latin American culture. 555 Elm Ave., Norman, early November, 1p.m. – 4 p.m. FREE
As you can see, there are so many fun things to do in the Oklahoma City area, and this is true in every season. What’s your favorite autumn activity in OKC? Let us know at #LifeAtWeidner
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