Go on a Hike
Going on a hike in the fall is a great way to enjoy the cooler autumn weather and see the changing leaves up close. There are many different trails in Ogden and even a family with little children can enjoy a short hike to see the red, orange, and yellow leaves and enjoy a view of the Ogden valley. On the hike, younger kids might enjoy collecting the colorful leaves. Here is a great link for more information on Ogden hiking trails http://www.utah.com/ogden/hiking_trails.htm.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Visiting a pumpkin patch can be such a fun tradition for the whole family to do each autumn. No matter what age your children (or grandchildren) are, there will be something for them to enjoy at a pumpkin patch. You will usually find at least one corn maze, a hay ride to pick your own pumpkin, a courtyard with activities such as pig races, slides, and a bonfire, and even a haunted house.
The best way to make work not seem like work is to turn it into a fun activity. And while raking leaves can be time consuming and labor intensive, having the kids help you can turn it into a fun fall family activity! Many young kids love to help out with yard work when they have their own tools. You can purchase small plastic rakes at Wal-Mart or Target and the kids can help to make a leaf pile perfect for jumping in.
Make Caramel Apples
Yum! Caramel apples are delicious and very simple to make. There are many caramel apple recipes available online. Many of these recipes require only apples, sticks, caramel candies, and milk. And there are many options to add to a regular caramel apple such as melted white or milk chocolate, crushed cookies, or even sprinkles.
Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun. There are many different designs to choose from. You can choose to carve a simple smile faced pumpkin free hand or get really elaborate and print off a pumpkin carving template that you find online to carve a very intricate design. Of course this activity is safest for older children and adults. But the little ones can help scoop out the inside of the pumpkin and enjoy the finish product.
Throw a Halloween Party
If you are really ambitious, throwing a Halloween party can be a lot of fun. The party can be geared toward children, families, or you could throw one for adults only. There are so many fun Halloween activities for parties such as bobbing for apples, donuts on a string, pin the face on the pumpkin, and a Halloween themed piñata. There are also a lot of creative ideas for Halloween party food available online (think green, orange, and red food!) to help make the party extra special.