Fall is arguably the best season for most Regina locals. The city comes alive with the multi-colored scenery as the trees get ready to shed their leaves and gardeners plant their fall crops. To keep up with the high spirits of fall, eateries and establishments often change their menu in preparation for Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
Let’s not forget Halloween comes at the end of October where both kids and adults can dress up in fun or spooky costumes.
To help you make the most out of the fall season, the team at Leenan Homes has compiled a short list of fall activities just for you!
A Pumpkin Day Out at Pumpkin Hollow
If you’re looking for a fun day for the whole family, we recommend that you visit Pumpkin Hollow. The kids will have an enjoyable day carving any sort of face or image into the pumpkins they want. You can determine once and for all who has the best pumpkin carving skills in the whole family!
At the end of the day, you’re bound to be hungry. No need to go elsewhere for a bite and drink. Pumpkin Hollow has some delicious snacks that you will enjoy. However, if you’re one who likes a change of scenery, you can consider visiting the Regina Farmer’s Market. The market has the best fresh produce around, sold at a very affordable price.
Pro tip: don’t wear your best jeans when visiting Pumpkin Hollow. Things have been known to get a bit messy at times!
Happy Hollow Corn Maze
It would be wrong not to mention this particular destination: the Happy Hollow Corn Maze. You might have heard of it before, given its popularity. It’s located on the outskirts of Regina, in Lumsden. By car, it would take you just a half-hour from the city centre.
As the name suggests, it’s a maze of cornfield paths. From reliable sources, the maze can take some time to navigate. So, if you are planning to visit, make sure you have some snacks and water.
While it’s every weekend from September 11 to October 17, we recommend visiting the maze on their added day of Thanksgiving Monday. If you have kids, it'll occupy them while you can get a headstart on cooking at home!
There is no better time to hike the Wascana Trails than in the fall. With all the changing colours, it’s hard to resist a visit!
If you’re a lover of the outdoors, we know that hiking in the hotter seasons can be a pain. Within a few minutes of hiking, sweat is dripping down your face, your shirt is sticking to your back, and you start to doubt whether or not you’ve worn enough sunscreen.
But these don’t apply in the fall. The temperature is cool, perfect for hiking and enjoying the scenery without needing to retreat into the shade.
Don’t forget to carry your camera for this one. You’ll want to capture the beautiful and panoramic scenes before you. The view is stunning, especially if you get to snap a pic with that 5.00 p.m sunshine. You’ll want to frame that one.
Camping at Nesslin Lake
This might be the last opportunity you have to enjoy some outdoor activities before the snow sets in. So why not go all out? For the outdoor lovers (and maybe some of the introverts reading this article), a quiet weekend at Nesslin Lake is one of the best ways to mark the fall season.
The most comfortable way to enjoy camping at Nesslin Lake is by renting out a yurt. This type of structure provides a bed and private space. What mainly differentiates them is the comfort and warmth when sleeping in them. These yurts are so warm you will not realize that it’s actually the fall season.
The scenery at Nesslin Lake is anyone’s ideal. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and the sight of the lake and golden trees can bring a great deal of peace to visitors.
Over the Hill Orchards and Winery
Regina is peppered with several must-mentions dining options. But one that offers ambiance, good food, and the perfect scenery is Over the Hill Orchards and Winery. Located in Lumsden, the destination is known throughout the country for its quality organic food, fruits, and drinks.
Fall is also a great season to enjoy date nights, given the comfortable temperature and fewer crowds of tourists. Dress up and enjoy a night of fine dining. Over the Hills Orchards and Winery is the best place for this!
While many enjoy fall temperatures, for some it can be quite chilly and, as a result, you might have second thoughts about going out. But this is no excuse to be locked away in the house and let the season pass you by. Why not have a night of fall-themed painting and drawing?
Of course, you will have to have procured some sheets of paper or canvases and some paint for the day. However, it is still a simple and affordable way to enjoy a night in the fall. You can paint the fall scenery outside the window or Halloween themes that would be the most fun for kids.
We recommend that you invite some of the neighbors over to your place. As the kids enjoy hot chocolate, you could even make some drinks, and maybe some adult-only ones too. It will make the painting much more fun and like an event.
As you break out the jackets and thicker coats, there’s plenty to do in Regina that will make even the chillier seasons be wonderful! Any of the activities we mentioned above are sure the make the season that much more enjoyable.
Aside from activities, you might also find that it’s the perfect time for you and your family to enjoy a feeling of warmth and comfort. Remodeling your home is the best way to prepare for the cold season. Call on the remodelling and renovation experts at Leenan Homes!
We have over 30 years of combined experience in real estate, architecture, interior design, and construction. Our industry knowledge and experience make us the best in Regina in creating the perfect space for any season. Our remodeling services include complete renovations and additions while integrating your unique vision and character into your home.
Remember, winter is coming! Being prepared makes all the difference, from coats to an added fireplace.