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Five Fall Activities In and Around Reno


Story and Photos by Brianna Sullivan

One of the great things about northern Nevada is that the region experiences all four seasons, including a fantastic fall. If you’re looking to get out and enjoy the crisp fall air, here are five ideas to check out:

1. Visit a pumpkin patch. There are a few farms in town that have a variety of activities that are perfect for fall. Activities include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, mechanical bull riding, paint ball, hay rides, bounce houses and more.

2. Go golfing. For some reason, when the leaves start to change, I feel like golfing. There are quite a few places in town that are gorgeous right now. For those with children or unenthusiastic about golf, you can always hit a bucket of balls at the driving range or challenge someone to a round at one the many mini golf locations in town.

3. Visit Apple Hill. I’ve been told this is a common annual fall tradition for most. From delicious treats and cider to pumpkin patches and apple picking, there is fun to be had for the whole family. Don’t forget to visit Placerville and one of the many amazing wineries in the area. Check out TIR’s October travel column for tips on visiting Apple Hill.

4. Go for a fall hike. Reno and the surrounding area is stunning right now. Soak up the last of the nice weather and go for a hike. There are plenty of hikes located all around Reno and Tahoe that will make for the perfect outdoor escape. Washoe County park rangers lead their final Fall Photo Hike Nov. 4 at Davis Creek Regional Park. Details: https://www.washoecounty.us/outreach/2017/10/2017-10-06-fall-photo-hikes.php

5. Go to a Wolf Pack game. Football is a fall staple and the Wolf Pack still has a few home games left. There is nothing like layering up to face the colder weather, enjoying nachos and hot cocoa, and cheering for Reno’s hometown team! There are also quite a few places in town that host specials when the team is away. The team’s schedule can be found here: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/schedule.aspx?path=football.

brianna-150x150-6843082-9651966Bri is a recent Reno transplant, originally from Montana, and excited to explore the city and highlight local businesses and events. She is a full-time pharmacist, but enjoys writing and photography. She also has a personal blog.

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