Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fall Family Activities from Utah Valley Family Adventures

Stairs Gulch Hike
We are looking forward to the cooler weather and the beautiful changing leaves. Fall is one of our favorite times of year. We wanted to share some of our favorite fall activities so that you can start preparing your families' adventures.

Cornbelly's: This is a family favorite. It is a little pricey, but if you purchase tickets early online, you can get a small discount. There are always so many fun activities to do--huge trampolines, bounce houses, wagon rides, large slides, pig races, corn mazes, and much more. We look forward to this event every year. Cornbelly's is at Thanksgiving Point and it opens October 4th. Check their website for prices and schedules.

Stringtown Nightmare Express Train: This free train ride is located in Lindon and our boys thought it was amazing. The family opens their miniature train track for those who want to ride. The lines get longer later in the night, and the closer it gets to Halloween. If you want to avoid scarers, go early (before 6:00 pm). This year the rides begin October 23rd. Check here for the schedule. Take a few dollars for donation so that this free event can continue.

Ghost Falls: This hike is fun just for its name. It isn't very scary, but a fun hike to a small waterfall. It is particularly beautiful in the fall. This hike is also simple and easy so that everyone can enjoy it. You will find Ghost Falls behind the LDS Draper Temple.

Gardner Village Witches: This free adventure is a lot of fun for everyone. Every person in our family enjoyed seeing the funny witches all over the shops. Gardner Village has a scavenger hunt for the children to locate certain witches throughout the village and once they've found them all, they can go to the bakery for a discounted treat. Click here for the 2013 scavenger hunt.

Nebo Loop & Grotto Trail: Our favorite place for seeing the fall leaves. We take a picnic and head down to Payson and marvel at the beautiful scenery. We also stop and hike the Grotto Trail. This is a great family friendly hike for all ages and skill levels. Short, and a fun waterfall at the end. If you go farther on the loop, you can also take a short walk to Devil's Kitchen.

Evans Family Farm: This is a local Lehi farm that has a fun Fall festival. There are big slides, a small corn maze, a pumpkin patch, farm animals, and lots more. Check their Facebook page for all the info.

Stairs Gulch: We did this hike in early October last year and it was gorgeous. The fall leaves lined the hike the entire way up. You'll find this hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon and it isn't very busy. You do hike uphill, but it wasn't super steep and we went slow and enjoyed the fall weather. You can also pair this hike with Hidden Falls since they are both short.

Cornbellys--our kids loved the tractor ride.

3 comments:

  1. At Tri City Nursery in kaysville they have a fun corn maze, train rides, huge slide etc. I'm not sure when it starts but its really fun!

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    1. Thanks for the tip! We'll look into that adventure.

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  2. You are awesome. Thank you for blogging this. :)

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