Just a quick one for tonight, trail heads, since your blogger-in-chief is up to her ears in five million different things.
It’s officially fall around here – the temps are decidedly cooler, the trees are turning to various tones of red, orange and yellow, and the apple tree in the backyard is producing at full tilt. (We’ve been making a lot of applesauce, apple crumb and apple pudding.) On top of that, the annual obsession with all things pumpkin spice is in full swing. (Does half that stuff even contain any actual pumpkin, I wonder?)
But I digress. I now pose you the question: what is everyone doing for fall hikes?
A lot of people tend to see summer as the big season for outdoor recreation. Granted, since that’s the time of year when people are most likely to have off from work and school, that’s not entirely unreasonable. But fall has a few advantages. One: no mosquitoes. Two: cooler temps and lower humidity. Three: an excuse to wear flannel plaid.
I’ve seen quite a few articles describing Halloween flashlight hikes and fall foliage hikes. Personally, I’ve always had the Old Croton Aqueduct on my list for fall hikes, since it runs through Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow (yes, of Headless Horseman fame). Or maybe I’ll take on a couple of urban hikes – Central Park, Fort Tryon, or what have you. Some people might plan hikes or drives around where the best pick-your-own apple orchards and pumpkin patches might be.
So what are your plans for autumnal recreation? Feel free to share in the comments section below!