Hello, everyone and welcome back! The air is crisp and cool and our days are sunny, welcome October!! My kids have been bugging for weeks to go get pumpkins and cornstalks to decorate our porch but I just couldn’t muster up the ability to take them, not when the temps were still in the 70’s and we still had the boat out. Too me, fall is crisp sunny days and cool nights. I love nothing more then bundling up with a nice cup of coffee or tea and sitting on our front porch while the kids run around and play. Fall bonfires and S’mores are my absolute favorite and it’s the perfect end to a busy week.
With it finally being October all of our local pumpkin patches here in Northern Michigan are up and running. Pond Hill Farm, up in Harbor Springs started their Fall Festival a few weekends back. They are open daily 9am-6pm year around and host the Fall Festival every weekend (Saturday’s & Sunday’s) now through Halloween. Bill’s Farm Market, here in Petoskey, offers hayrides, apple cider, pumpkins, cornstalks and other various fall favorites as well as a full farm market for seasonal fruits and vegetables. We just made a trip to Bill’s this past weekend and bought cornstalks, pumpkins and haybales to decorate our front porch.
Other family friendly fall events are in full swing right now too. I almost feel as busy now as I did in the middle of summer trying to savor the warm weather and time with the kiddos. Fall weekends are short and seem to fly by in the blink of an eye.
Next weekend, Sunday October 11th is Camp Daggett’s Annual Fall Festival from 12pm – 5pm. Entry fee is just $5 per car for an afternoon of fun for the entire family. Fall is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy nature. The crisp, cool days are great for taking a walk with the family and enjoying the beautiful fall colors.
If you are not familiar, Camp Daggett is a Northern Michigan tradition and celebrating it’s 90th year in operation. The camp hosts various year around “character building experiences through educational and recreational programs in a safe, fun environment” for camper of all ages. Camp Daggett’s motto is, and always had been “The Other Fellow First” so if you’re in the area next weekend make sure to stop by and enjoy some fall fun!
Activities included in Camp Daggett’s Fall Festival –
Pumpkin painting and stone painting
Caramel apple station (YUM!!)
History Tours of Camp Daggett
Live music at the fire pit
Walloon Lake boat color tour
Cider and doughnuts
Hotdogs for $1