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    FALL FAMILY FUN
1. Take a nature hike. It’s a beautiful time of
year to check out the colorful leaves and berries and the mountaintops covered in a dusting of fresh snow.
8. Make an apple puff pancake. (Get the 8 recipe here: alaskaparent.com/_pages/
food/recipes/apple_puff_pancake)
9. Make fall leaf bookmarks: Collect
9 leaves and press them between sheets
of parchment paper in a heavy book overnight to flatten them. Cut out
a rectangle from cardstock for the bookmark (about 2”x9”). Place leaves on the bookmark and spread glue over the design. Laminate using clear packing tape.
10. Plan a fall family trip to Denali National
Park. Hike the accessible trails from
the Murie Science & Learning Center. If there’s snow, you can rent snowshoes
– for free! (Get more ideas here: alaskaparent.com/_pages/hit_the_road/ fall_denali_park)
11. Bake a pumpkin or apple pie.
12. Grab the blankets, 12 pillows and snacks
and cozy up for a fall family movie night.
13. Have a fall family photo
      Crunchy leaves, crisp cool air, pumpkin-pickin’ patches, and fall festivals and celebrations. Alaska is prime for fall family fun and adventures. Not sure where to start? Check out these 30+ fun fall ideas:
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2. Pick pumpkins, go on a
hayride, get lost in a maze and more at a fall festival at a local farm, such as Williams Reindeer Farm and Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm.
3. Go horseback riding.
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4. Hit the road and check out Alaska’s
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gorgeous fall colors.
5. Make campfire s’mores.
6. All Aboard! The Alaska Railroad offers
year-round service. Hop a train trip
between Anchorage and Fairbanks for 11
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 beautiful views of the changing fall colors and maybe even a clear shot of Denali. Or take a scenic day trip to Talkeetna or Hurricane Gulch, one of the last whistle stop trains in America. For schedules, visit alaskarailroad.com/ride-a-train/ schedules.
7. Visit the museum. Get out
of the house for a day during the cooler
fall months and
learn something
new at your local museum. To
find a museum near you, visit greatmuseums.org/ find_a_museum/ alaska.
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14. Paint a pumpkin.
30+ must-do activities this fall
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15. Start a family gratitude journal.
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16. Create a bird feeder. Smear peanut butter
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on a pine cone and roll in bird seed until well covered. Using string or pipe cleaner, tie the cone to a tree or pole. Chickadees, woodpeckers and gray jays will love it.
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