Who is ready for hoodies, boots, and changing leaves?
I sure am!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sad to see winter go, but fall is the best season in my opinion.
And it’s not just for staying home, either. I would argue that fall is actually the BEST time for a camping trip. Here’s why:
With fall comes a solution to one of the hardest part of camping: the crazy-hot weather. Summer camping is great, but trying to sleep while it’s unbearably hot?
Not so much.
Camping during the fall means pleasantly warm days for fun, cooler nights for snuggling, and makes every evening fire that much more fun.
With the cold also comes the solution to another problem: bugs.
Mosquitos carry all sort of diseases, flies that land on your food introduce even more scary illnesses, and even the bugs you don’t see can do major damage to your health.
But, as the weather turns colder – especially after the first freeze – the bug population dwindles down to almost nothing, leaving you free to actually enjoy being out in the woods.
Hearty Soups, Stews, and Meals
Besides boots and hoodies being a serious advantage fall has over the other seasons, it also has heart comfort foods in it’s favor.
Beef stew, homestyle mac ‘n cheese, meals heavy in meat and carbs + many, many more favorite recipes are all perfect for fall.
During the summer, these comforting meals aren’t our favorites, simply because of the labor intensity involved in cooking them. But, with the cooler weather, cooking over a campfire or grill gets that much more pleasant.
Need we say more?
A Slower-Paced Trip
Our summer camping trips are usually packed to the gills with fun. We go swimming, hiking, floating, and do any number of other activities. But when fall rolls around, swimming pools close down and rivers get too cold to play (very much) in.
There are still many other activities to do, but not having kids constantly wanting to swim make for a much more relaxed pace at the campsite.
The kids (and you) need a break
School makes everyone busy, especially if your kids have lots of homework.
However, breaks for school, computers, and technology are (I would argue) just as important to keep kids’ mind active and health as homework and school, which is arguable the most important reason to take a fall camping trip at some point before the snow sets in.
Disconnect as a family, enjoy nature, eat great food, and take a break during the best season of the year to go camping!
What is your favorite season to go camping?
Til Next Time,
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