Today is National Family Health and Fitness Day! Parents, be a healthy role model for your children. Ensuring your children are active at a young age will help them establish healthy habits that will last them a lifetime! Today is the perfect day to get out and enjoy the weather and be active with everyone in tow! Here are 8 ways to celebrate today and stay active this fall:
1. Visit a pumpkin patch
Head out to Huber's Orchard and pick your own pumpkins. You'll be able to walk to the fields, pick up a few, and bring home the perfect pumpkin!
2. Organize a neighborhood flag football or kickball game
The more the merrier! Get your neighbors involved in a friendly game of touch or flag football or a kickball game. If little ones are involved, play capture the flag, tag, or hide and seek!
3. Go for a walk and collect leaves
Head to one of Louisville's many beautiful parks and collect leaves. Then, trace them on paper with crayons. This makes for the perfect fall decor for the refrigerator!
4. Go for a hike
Head to Cherokee Park for a hike on their trails. Here's a trail map. Always remember to stay on the trails!
5. Navigate your way through a corn maze
Take the short drive to Lanesville, IN and visit Deere Farms Corn Maze! Their mazes are always amazing. Who knew you could have so much fun getting lost? They also have tons of other attractions like a pumpkin patch, bungee jumping, a tire mountain, bounce house and more!
6. Ride your bike to the park
Pack a picnic and ride your bike to the nearest park. Check out these 8 healthy picnic treats for under 80 calories!
7. Visit an apple orchard and pick your own apples
While you're at Huber's you can pick your own apples, too! Here's their harvest schedule. There are 9 different types of apples you can pick on your own through October. When you're home, here's a healthier version of apple pie for you to make and enjoy!
8. Walk around a fall festival
Louisville and Southern Indiana have TONS of fall festivals for your family to check out. Here's a list of 60+ fall festivals in and around Louisville.
Be sure to check out our 20 ways to exercise with kids, too! It may be helpful for some more ideas on staying active this fall in Louisville!