How to throw yourself into the fall
Summer is over, and the days are getting shorter and the temperature colder. But autumn can be a season for fun at UW–Madison, as long as you know how to do it right. Some tips:
Visit a pumpkin patch, corn maze or Haunted House
It’s a perfect time to meet up with friends and get outdoors in the crisp weather. There are many farms that are open throughout the fall offering them, from Cross Plains to Stoughton to Cottage Grove. This year a Cross Plains corn maze is in the shape of Bucky Badger. For only $10 you can try to complete the challenge of the Bucky Maze, http://www.enchantedvalleyacres.com/corn-mazes/ Or, try the trilobite maze at Treinen Farm in Lodi, inspired by an idea from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Geology Museum.
Enjoy a walk on Lakeshore path
Did you know that there are actually two trails that make up the Lakeshore Path? What better way to spend your fall than being in the outdoors and exploring? Enjoy the fresh, crisp air on a walk out to Picnic Point. Watch the colors of the leaves change and listen to the crunch on the ground with each step you take.
Attend a Badger Football Game
There are still four more home football games left in the season. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity. A sea of red, Jump Around and being surrounded by fellow Badgers is a great way to spend your Saturday. Remaining home games include:
- Saturday, Oct. 21 vs. Maryland
- Saturday, Nov. 11 vs. Iowa
- Saturday, Nov. 18 vs. Michigan
Choose among many different varieties of apples, along with apple cider, caramel apples and apple-flavored baked goods. There are many orchards located not too far from campus. Honey Crisps are a favorite eating appleand MacIntoshes make for great baking. Take some photos while picking, so you can spread the joy on Instagram.
Bake an apple or pumpkin pie
Watch your favorite Halloween movie
Whether it’s a Netflix movie or one you find while scrolling through your television channels. Find a blanket and cuddle up to enjoy some relaxed time this fall. Also, be sure to check out movies that are showing at the Marquee at Union South. This week you can get the season off to a scary start with The Exterminating Angel and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on Thursday and Alien: Covenant and Marjorie Prime on Friday.
Carve a pumpkin
Nothing says fall like carving and decorating pumpkins. All you need is a pumpkin, knife and a candle to go inside. Don’t forget to save the seeds to make pumpkin seeds. Want to add a Badger flair to your pumpkin? Carve Bucky Badger into it – see here. In addition, the Union South is having a pumpkin-carving event on Oct. 26.
Have a bonfire
Did you know you can rent out a fire circle at Picnic Point? There are six fire rings available to be reserved and they’re free. Bring along some marshmallows and a blanket for a cozy evening. Check out how to reserve one here.
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