Embracing Autumn In Our Region

Summer has ended, the kids have returned to school, and your routine is setting in. But there is still a calling to get out, take a walk in the crisp morning air, drink freshly pressed cider, and catch the falling leaves. Here are some ideas to help you welcome Autumn in proper fashion. 


Take The Scenic Route | Fill your eyes with vibrant yellows, deep reds, and fiery oranges. We like to call it ‘leaf peeping’! Virginia’s iconic scenic experience is Skyline Drive. Plus, the Virginia Department of Forestry provides their driving tour list that includes several ‘off the beaten path’ routes. Closer to home, you can see all the beauty fall brings at First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, Kiptopeke State Park on the Eastern Shore, and York River State Park near Williamsburg. In North Carolina, catch shimmering gold cordgrass on a kayak trek through lush Outer Banks salt marshes. 

Use this Interactive Fall Foliage Map to plan your trips.

Enjoy Harvest Time | Scarecrows! Pumpkins! Candy Corn?? This is the time of year that your family can enjoy harvest-themed activities and treats! We have many opportunities for Autumn festivals, pumpkin patches with hayrides, and apple picking in our area. Once you get your bounty home, try this recipe for baked apples that will have your home smelling wonderful. 


Bring The Season Inside | Get Crafty! Autumn is a great time to get festive inside your home by creating a seasonal mantel. You’ll also get rave reviews from the kids with these easy and fun Autumn crafts.  

As we say here in the South,
“Happy Fall Ya’ll”.