Fall is upon us, and it’s one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments when it comes to making peak Harvest season memories. Whether you’re looking for an idyllic fall foliage kayaking tour through Cape Cod or a very spooky Halloween jaunt to Sleepy Hollow, there are plenty of ways to maximize your fall vibes at every AutoCamp location. We’ve rounded up our favorite fall activities, both on property and in the surrounding areas so you can make the most of the season.
Pumpkins Galore: Explore the pumpkin patch right on-site at AutoCamp Cape Cod! Or, enjoy all things jack-o-lantern at nearby Chatham’s Pumpkin People in the Park event, which features pumpkin-headed scarecrows in costumes throughout the town square. The following weekend you can watch seasoned artists make their own versions from beautiful blown glass at The Glass Museum’s PumpkinFest.
Explore Historic Plymouth: Now is the best time to take a lingering afternoon through New England. You’ll be rewarded with technicolor foliage, historic houses festooned with fall decorations, and maybe even a cranberry bog. To soak up the sights at a slower pace, take advantage of our seasonal Colors of Cape Cod Foliage Kayak Tour in the Scorton Creek Tidal Flat.
Hiking: The crisp autumn air means it’s the perfect time to hit the trail in the lush Catskills area. Hike the Shawangunk Mountains with a small group, working up a sweat and climbing to a great vantage point to take in the bursting colors spread across the forests of the Catskills below.
Spooky Celebrations: Toast your adventures at Hunter Mountain’s Oktoberfest, which runs for the entire month and features all the classics, from brats to beers. AutoCamp Catskills is also a 90-minute drive from one of the most famous spooky towns in America, Sleepy Hollow. The picturesque town features a full slate of events leading up to Halloween, from their own Oktoberfest to Headless Horseman-themed ghost tours.
Cozy Up in the Redwoods: Cooler weather calls for cozying up with a beer in hand in front of a crackling fire—and the presence of majestic redwoods gives the scene an extra bit of magic. Our Friday evening tastings feature a rotating list of local breweries, who will introduce you to some of their best beers, often to a soundtrack of live music.
Local Wine Tasting: It’s grape harvest season in Sonoma County, so local wineries surrounding AutoCamp will be hosting a slew of daily events where visitors can get a window into where these famous wines get their start. This coming weekend features Healdsburg Crush, a 60-winery tasting in the square with plenty of delicious food on hand.
Cider Tours: Tour a working apple orchard and cider mill in the foothills of Central California. A day spent at Sierra Cider doesn’t just include some very delicious tastings and a tour of the extensive orchard—it also includes a brief history of American hard cider making.
Easy Park Access: At this time of year, you don’t need a reservation to enter Yosemite National Park. Fewer crowds and crisp hiking air make October one of the best months to explore Yosemite’s iconic views. Experience thundering waterfalls, towering granite monoliths, pristine rivers, and more with a half-day Yosemite Valley Tour.
Stargazing: The moon looms large this year, both figuratively and literally! Bask in the soft glow of the Harvest Moon during our moongazing event at the end of the month, guided by expert local astrologer.
Fall Festivals: In the daytime, take advantage of the comfortable temperatures and go for a hike. Also make time to swing by the Saturday Joshua Tree Street Market, which runs through mid-November and plays host to musicians, food vendors, artists, and more.