Once it’s time for fall, everyone is ready to hang up their swimsuits and break out the hooded sweatshirts. Fresh corn, colorful foliage, and pumpkin-flavored treats are just a few of the fun things that make fall a welcome change after summertime. Read through this guide to discover lots of ways to take part in all of the exciting, autumnal happenings this season.
DECORATING YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE FOR FALL:
Pittsburgh is known as the city of bridges, but did you know that there are plenty of bike trails in and around the Greater Pittsburgh area too? Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy all the trails and bike paths the city has to offer.
Montour Trail: You can hop on this trail in many places including Bethel Park and Robinson Township. Its main line extends 47 miles and also filters into many other trails throughout Pittsburgh.
Three Rivers Heritage Trail: The Three Rivers Heritage Trail is 33 miles long and runs along both sides of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers in the city of Pittsburgh. It also stretches outward to surrounding areas.
Visit this link for more trails to try: Pittsburgh Bike Trails
Farms and greenhouses are the perfect places to grab your seasonal décor for outdoor spaces like pumpkins, cornstalks, and other outdoor decorations. Each of the locations listed below have stores on-site that sell fall decorations, but they also offer so much more. Discover what each family farm has and visit the links for even more information on fun, fall activities to get into this time of year.
Trax: Trax Farms is a six generation, owned and operated location that offers fresh produce, seasonal decorations, and home décor, plus activities throughout the year. The fall season is notably one of their most popular times of the year to visit, creating a fun spot for everyone in the family.
For a more comprehensive list of pumpkin patches – check out this link: Pumpkin Patches In Pittsburgh
The autumn season not only triggers thoughts of Halloween and pumpkin patches, but also indicates harvest time for a family favorite – corn! Below are four easy-to-make recipes that incorporate the husked hero of fall into your cuisine.
Corn Fritters: Corn fritters are a savory treat that can be made as a starter to a big family meal or used in place of bread or rolls on the side with your dinnertime selections this fall. Using fresh corn kernels in your fritters amps up an already reliable & tasty fall dish. Corn Fritter Recipe
Corn Soufflé: Corn soufflé is an easy, savory dish that is far easier to make than the name makes it sound. This side dish can also be customized by adding different cheeses or more vegetables like zucchini, for added flavor. Corn Soufflé Recipe
Summer might be over, but the fun is not. The harvest season proves that change can be beautiful, so grab your apple cider, enjoy the colorful scenery, and get ready for a Happy Fall Y’all.
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