How to Prepare for Fall in Boulder
And just like that, it’s officially fall!
Our favorite season has come around, and that means the changing of the leaves, pumpkin-flavored everything, and finally bringing those scarves and coats back into our wardrobes. . Even though not all of Boulder’s fall festivities are accessible to us this year, there are still many ways to welcome the new season. We’ve made a list of exciting things you can do this fall while wrapped in your scar and sipping your pumpkin spice latte.
Pick Out Your Pumpkins
Picking out the perfect pumpkin from the patch is always a fun family activity.
So how do you know you’ve picked a winner? The best way to make sure you get a ripe pumpkin is to knock on the surface and hear if it’s hollow. You should also check to see how firm and strong the stem is.
In addition to carving them on Hallow’s Eve, pumpkins are a great way to add cozy autumn touches to your house. Freshen up your foyer or kitchen table with a cascading arrangement of mini white and orange pumpkins.
Here’s a list of some of the many beautiful pumpkin patches Boulder has to offer:
Boulder’s Fall Farmer’s Market
Although pumpkins are the favorite child of the fall season, you should never play favorites when it comes to food. In addition to pumpkins, the fall season brings vegetables such as broccoli, squash, cauliflower, rhubarb, potatoes, and many more.
Adding fresh vegetables to your fall recipes will be a nice surprise to your palette and a welcomed addition to your overall health. In fact, some fall vegetables, such as rhubarb and beets, are great additions to a morning juice or smoothie. To find fresh, locally grown fall vegetables, take a stroll through the Boulder Farmers Market
Drive Through Scenic Boulder Routes
If you’re looking to enjoy the new season in more natural ways, Boulder is the best place to do that. If there’s one thing Boulder reigns supreme in, it’s our beautiful scenic routes. The Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway is one of the oldest routes in Colorado. It contains 55 miles of national forest lands and incredible mountain views. Fall is one of the best times of the year to take a long drive on this route, as the leaves begin to change color and are visible throughout your journey. Before heading out, don’t forget to pack some snacks and your camera!
Boulder’s Mapleton Hill
If you’re the kind of person that enjoys long nature walks and breathing in the crisp fall air, you will definitely love taking a stroll through Mapleton Hill. As one of the most historic and picturesque neighborhoods in Boulder, Mapleton Hill is sure to make you feel like you’re walking through a dream. While strolling along the avenue, you can take in an abundance of different architectural styles, rich history, and mountain views.
Sip on Some Fall Flavors
Now that your house is decorated, and you’ve appreciated the changes of the season, it’s time to taste the flavor of fall through the best hand-crafted beer (if you’re 21 or older of course).
Avery Brewing is best known for their Rumpkin (pumpkin-infused beer with rum notes), and Upslope is known to have the best Pumpkin Ale in town. Sit back, relax and enjoy your cold beer in the tap room or outdoor patio.
With a shaky first half of 2020, we hope this list of fall activities keeps you excited for the new season and hopeful for the rest of the year. We can’t wait to see you around Boulder enjoying all it has to offer!