High Fun, Low Effort Ways to Celebrate Fall

Cottage in the Mitten

Fall is a beautiful time of year, with its crisp air, colorful leaves, and cozy vibes. But sometimes it can be hard to find the time or energy to plan elaborate celebrations.  That's where these high fun, low effort ideas come in.

Hike, Bike or Camp

Get outside and enjoy activities such as hiking, biking, and camping. You can even pack a picnic lunch or dinner to enjoy along the way.

There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked cookies and a warm cup of hot chocolate on a chilly fall day.

Make Cookies & Hot Chocolate

Decorate Your Home

You can use pumpkins, gourds, forage natural elements to create festive displays. Or, if you're feeling crafty, you can make your own fall decorations.

Go Pumpkin Picking

Find a local pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve or decorate. if going to the pumpkin patch isn’t in your budget, why not make a trip to your local grocery or produce store.

Read a Fall Book

Curl up with a good book on a fall day. Whether you like romance, comedy, mystery or spooky for Halloween, there’s someting for everyone.

What says fall more than going to a cider mill? It’s the perfect activity and memory maker for family and friends of all ages.

Head to the Cider Mill


Friendsgiving is a great way to celebrate the fall season with your friends. Invite your friends over for a potluck meal and enjoy each other's company.

Host Friendsgiving

Visit the Cottage in the Mitten blog for more fall crafts and decorating ideas.