The Best Fall Activities to Do During A Pandemic


Krista Shellenberger

Pumpkins at a pumpkin patch.

Alivia Randall

Fall is right around the corner, which means everyone is looking for fall activities to do. Although, Covid-19 is preventing others from being active, it is hard to find activities that do not include being around other people. Below are the best fall activities to do during a Pandemic.


Pumpkin Carving. Pumpkin carving is a great fall activity to do whether you are a pro at carving or it is your first time. This activity is something everyone can do, even if you do not like getting your hands gooey by the pumpkin pulp or seeds, you could decorate your pumpkin with paint, or colored pencils. Pumpkin carving is an oldie, but a goldie, you can express your imagination by making funny, and fun carvings in your pumpkin.

Hiking. Going on a hike is the perfect thing to do during fall, there are bright colored leaves that your attention. During the fall you are also able to see the most wildlife, which makes a great time to get out the binoculars and take a look around you, the wildlife also makes great pictures. There is crisp weather in the air, and fewer bugs, this a great activity to do since hiking does not involve being around other people.

Fall foliage drive. The great thing about foliage drives is that you only need your eyes and your car. It is a scenic drive through the mountains, perfect for families to see the gorgeous changing leaves in the fall. In Virginia there is a foliage drive called Skyline Drive, located in Shenandoah National Park, and it is very popular during the last three weeks of October. This is a peaceful, stress less activity to do, especially since you are only with your family.

Corn Maze. Corn mazes are filled with twists, and turns, which is perfect for social distancing, and great to do on a fall weekend. It is an outside activity, and a unique way to spend a fall day. Getting lost is part of the fun, and adventurous. A maze is to be confusing, whether you are a pro or not, it is a fun experience with the right people.

Apple Picking. Apple picking is another fall activity outside. It is away from the hustle at the supermarket and is a great way to spend an afternoon at your local apple orchard farm. At the end of the day you can make apple cider, apple pie, candy apples, or caramel apples, with your fresh picked sweet or sour apples from the farm.

So, get out there and try these fun social distanced activities to make these times more fun with family, and a small number of friends.