While I'm sure there are some summer lovin' die-hards out there, I know I'm not the only person in the world who thinks fall is the best season. Come on, what's not to love about the crisp air, football games and pumpkins galore? I love spending fall in Spokane for so many reasons, and below are just a few things to do here in autumn:
Take in the Colors
Spokane is b-e-a-utiful during the fall! Seriously, it's one of the best times to visit. The main reason it's so gorgeous is that there are countless tree lined drives, parks and more that are constantly changing colors - nothing is prettier than that! A few of the best spots to view the fall colors are: Riverfront Park, Finch Arboretum and Cliff Drive.
With fall comes Halloween, and with Halloween comes all things spooky, scary, ghoulish and ghastly. Spokane takes full advantage of the season and offers events on all ends of the scary spectrum, from "Okay, that made me a little nervous" to "I'm going to have nightmares for a week:" Check it out:
The Haunted Zombie Hike in Riverside State Park is on Friday and Saturday nights October 11-26. You'll be hiking through zombie infested woods, so don't take the park's "come prepared" tip lightly!
Want the dish on some of Spokane's dirty little secrets? Take the Spooky Spokane walking tour, which starts at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox and meanders through downtown. Get ready, because the tour guides you through stories of murder, ghostly haunts and more of the macabre that happened right here in Spokane.
If you travel about an hour east, you'll stumble into Scarywood Haunted Nights. Scarywood is what happens when Silverwood Theme Park undergoes its annual autumn transformation and becomes a gigantic eerie attraction. Rated one of The Travel Channel's "Scariest Thrills," the truly terrifying park includes backwards rollercoasters, haunted houses, a zombie train ride and more.
Pickin' and Punkin' Chunkin'
If you ask any local "What's your favorite thing to do in the fall," almost all would say "Visit Green Bluff!" Why? Simply put, it's awesome. Not only can you pick apples, pumpkins, and more, you can trek through corn mazes, go wine tasting, visit the alpaca farm and my personal favorite, go punkin' chunkin'. In case you don't know what punkin' chunkin' is, I'll give you a teaser and say it involves a cannon and watching a pumpkin shoot over 300 feet in the air. Try it out at Knapp's Farm!
For more fall fun, keep an eye on the Visit Spokane Events Calendar.
What do you love about fall in Spokane? Comment below!
Nothing beats the colors of fall.
Another great fall activity is the Inland Northwest Ale Trail. Visit over 16 breweries and explore the city. It's educational, fun and you get to have a few drinks.
On October 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM Orlison wrote: