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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:
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: 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:
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.
4. Hit the road and check out Alaska’s
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
 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 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 find_a_museum/ alaska.
14. Paint a pumpkin.
30+ must-do activities this fall
15. Start a family gratitude journal.
16. Create a bird feeder. Smear peanut butter
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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