Things To Do This Season


There are many fun activities for the new season. Image by Sarah Dunn.

Autumn activities provide peaceful walks, changing colors, exciting excursions, and more to those who want to get out and about, or even simply sit at home on a sofa. There are so many things you can do to enjoy this season, whether you’re out looking for the ideal pumpkin, trying to brew the greatest coffee, or simply enjoying the fall weather.

Baking may be enjoyable at any time of year, but this fall you can create items that are especially relevant for the season’s celebrations! There’s a lot more to fall baking than you would think, from simple pumpkin dishes to spectacular sweet delights.

Pumpkin Pound Cake

This recipe for Perfectly Spiced Pumpkin Cake is incredibly delicate and delicious, with a brown butter glaze to die for. This is one of the greatest pumpkin dessert preparations you’ll ever try, and it’ll make your autumn one remember.

Orange, Vanilla, & Cranberry Cookie

Isn’t there something about orange and cranberry that makes you think of Thanksgiving? These delicate, moist sugar cookies, laced with grated orange peel, cranberries, and a dash of vanilla, fit the bill.

Autumn Buddha Bowl

A grain bowl containing a variety of healthy carbs, veggies, fats, and protein that may be customized to your liking, this Autumn Buddha Bowl is naturally vegan and gluten-free, as well as delicious and healthy!

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious cinnamon rolls from Kelsey Peshek!

An amazing warm treat to wake up to, or even just eat for a midnight snack, pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls are filled with a gooey pumpkin spiced cinnamon swirl and topped with maple cream cheese frosting. 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

How do you decide which seasonal drink is best for you when there are so many tempting options? A pumpkin spice latte is a basic and not overwhelming flavor, perfect for a breezy fall morning. If you’re looking for something more complex to make, check out some of these coffee ideas

Meandering around during this time of year can be fun, but as the autumn season ignites in the treetops, you should know the best nearby places to embark on your fall journey. 

From pumpkin picking, apple ciders, corn mazes, hayrides, and more all the way to haunted houses and apple cider donuts, there are so many different local places to stop by for some fun during this season! Here are some of the best places recommended near Green Level, but there are tons more depending on how long of an adventure you seek.

Enjoy the autumn weather by visiting local farms! Image by Charlie Haruna.

Millstone Creek Orchard 

Page Farms

Phillips Farm

Forest Foliage Hike 

NC State Fair

Want to take some themed pictures for this season? A visit to one of these locations is bound to aid you in finding the beauty in autumn photography. 


Duke Gardens

Dix Park 

Falls Lake

Looking for other things to do? There’s always the popular pumpkin carving or decorating, or you could try something new such as crafting a fall wreath or trying out a Pumpkin Slingshot. Try some touch football with the neighbors or some friends, go collect some beautiful color-changing leaves, sit in front of a fireplace and read, or just go for a drive until you find something to fill your time with joy.