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Seven Top Outdoor Weekend Activities in the US for Fall 2023

Jul 23, 2023

Marley Mehring

Tips & Tricks


4 min

Floqsta has some top picks for your next Fall group outing! As the crisp autumn air rolls in and leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, it's the perfect time to venture outdoors and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

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The United States offers a plethora of exciting activities that cater to outdoor enthusiasts during the fall season. Whether you seek thrilling adventures or serene escapades, here are seven top outdoor weekend activities to consider for Fall 2023.

1. Hiking in Acadia National Park, Maine

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Known for its rugged coastline, breathtaking views, and diverse wildlife, Acadia National Park offers a hiker's paradise. With over 120 miles of trails, adventurers can explore stunning vistas, climb granite peaks, and experience the magic of fall foliage.

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2. Hot Air Balloon Ride in Napa Valley, California

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Fall is an ideal time to soar above the picturesque vineyards of Napa Valley in a hot air balloon. Witness the vibrant colors of the grapevines below and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling hills as you float through the sky.

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3. Whitewater Rafting in the Colorado River, Colorado

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For adrenaline junkies, whitewater rafting on the Colorado River is an unforgettable experience. Navigate through thrilling rapids, surrounded by the stunning canyons of the American Southwest, and soak in the breathtaking scenery of the fall season.

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4. Biking in the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina/Virginia

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The Blue Ridge Parkway offers a scenic route through the Appalachian Mountains, revealing stunning vistas and charming small towns. Rent a bike and cycle through the vibrant foliage, taking in the fresh mountain air and the beauty off all.

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5. Wildlife Safari in Everglades National Park, Florida

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Fall is an excellent time to explore the unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Take an airboat ride through the marshes, spot alligators, manatees, and various bird species, and enjoy the mild temperatures and decreased humidity.

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6. Camping in Yosemite National Park, California

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Experience the wonders of Yosemite National Park in the fall. Set up camp among towering granite cliffs and enjoy the tranquility of the valley, surrounded by colorful foliage. Hike to iconic landmarks like Half Dome or capture the perfect photograph of Yosemite Falls.

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7. Stargazing in Sedona, Arizona

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As the nights grow longer and cooler, Sedona's dark skies offer a celestial spectacle. Join a guided stargazing tour and witness the wonders of the universe, including the Milky Way and distant galaxies, amidst Sedona's stunning red rock formations.

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Whether you prefer challenging adventures or peaceful moments in nature, the United States has something to offer during the fall season. From hiking in Acadia National Park to stargazing in Sedona, these top outdoor activities will allow you to embrace the beauty of autumn while creating unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags, embrace the crisp air, and embark on an outdoor adventure to make the most of Fall 2023.

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