The month of September is the start of the fall season. There are so many activities that we as wheelchair users can do, so this blog is about the fall activities that I plan on doing this year.
Apple picking is one of the most fun things to do. Browse the selection of different apple varieties that orchards have to offer. There is Gala, Granny Smith, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, to name just a few. Pick your favorite to take home or try other ones to discover a new favorite. You can also watch as the apples are made into apple cider and enjoy a cup to keep you warm. Some of the best apples for making cider are Gala, Fuji and Cortland apples.
Visiting a corn maze is another fun thing to do. Most corn mazes have paths that are wide and flat enough for a power wheelchair to safely travel through. Different farms offer different themes to add excitement to your experience. Make sure to look again around Halloween, when special events take place to celebrate the holiday.
Go on an Accessible Hayride
This activity is absolutely my favorite. A Hayride is amazing. Take a ride through the grounds to see the beautiful colors that fall has to offer. Tour the farm and see fall fruits and vegetables growing. In October, there are haunted hayrides offered at night for those who love to be scared at Halloween. Make sure you wear old, warm clothing in case it gets dirty during the ride.
Baking a pie is so much fun. I have never done this, but I would love to do it this year. Fall season is the perfect time to bake using different seasonal flavors. Fresh pumpkins, apples, spices, and cranberries make your favorite pie extra delicious.
Decorate a Pumpkin
Now, this is another one of my favorites. I used to decorate pumpkins back in elementary school. There is much more to do than just carving a pumpkin. Big and small pumpkins are perfect for the whole family to enjoy painting faces, patterns, or other designs. Locally grown pumpkins can be bought during a trip to a local farm or even supermarket.
See Fall Foliage
You can also go on a scenic drive to view the fall foliage. This can be as simple as driving around your neighborhood to see all the changing trees. Or you can research the area and find the best spots with the most color. The trees typically change with the weather, so if you’re planning to see the peak colors, you should do a little research. Taking a scenic drive is a fun activity and a great way to get out of the house. You can also stop for a seasonal beverage or snack and take your time viewing the leaves. This activity is wheelchair-friendly, as you can use your own personal vehicle to explore.
About Zoe Hernandez: Zoe lives in Meriden, Connecticut. A Quantum® brand ambassador, Zoe attends Abilities Expos and speaks with people about her disability. She is currently enrolled in college and hopes to work in a community one day with people who are just like her. Click here to learn more about Zoe.
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