2. Hike Ice Lake - Portland, OR
You can do this hike in a day or spread it out over a weekend. Regardless, there will be meadows and waterfalls involved, and when you reach Ice Lake itself - a crystal clear oasis below the Wallowas Moutains’ highest ridge - you’ll definitely understand the hype.
5. Explore George’s Island - Boston, MA
If you’ve got an afternoon off, hop on the George’s Island Ferry and spend it picnicking and playing on this beautiful island. Bonus if you launch a game of hide-and-seek in the depths of Fort Warren, a Civil War-era fort that calls the island home.
6. Sea Kayak in the San Juan Islands - Seattle, WA
You can get to the San Juan Islands from Seattle by ferry, plane, or clipper, and once you’re there it’s time to get in the water. You might see an orca whale! (Disclaimer: orca whales are most often spotted from May to September, so get busy.)
8. Camp at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park - Gainesville, FL
You can bring a tent, an RV, or a trailer to this campsite near Lake Wauburg. If you’re there on a Saturday night from November to February, enjoy a complimentary ranger-led campfire program and learn about the history and the wildlife of Paynes Prairie. BYO marshmallows.
9. Zipline at the Alley Pond Park Adventure Course - Queens, NY
Spending the fall in NYC? That doesn’t mean you’re confined to traditional city activities. If you have a metro card, you can make it to this Queens location for a full day of adventure. Through November, get there on Saturdays at 10 AM to sign up for free programs.
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