The leaves are changing and the days are getting shorter which means fall is upon us! I personally love the fall season, whether it’s snuggling under a blanket with a book and hot tea or wondering around on cool sunny fall days, you can’t seem to go wrong with the fall season. We’ve put together some fall date ideas for you, a significant other or with your family! Check out what Langley has to offer.
Whenever I think of fall, I automatically think of pumpkin patches. Nothing compares to putting on your rain boots and trekking out to a pumpkin patch to find the right pumpkin! Kind of like kissing a couple of toads before you find your prince, pumpkin hunting can be that way. I base my pumpkins of what design I will be creating on them, but normally I pick a little baby pumpkin because they are so darn cute! Here in Langley we have two great farms to go pumpkin hunting! Check out Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery or Aldor Acres. Make sure to plan ahead, as both locations have other great activities to do after you pick your pumpkin.
The chilly fall evenings always add a spooky atmosphere and sometimes you wonder if places are haunted, especially around Halloween. To get you in the spooky vibe and make your arm hairs stand at their end to take part in the Fort Langley National Historic Site, Grave Tales. Join the interpreters as they take you on a spooky historic walk around Fort Langley and back into the Historic Site. If you are feeling very brave, this year you can stay overnight in the oTENTiks! You do have to be 19+ in order to stay overnight. There are three tours to pick from, Youth Edition (6pm-8pm), Adult (7pm-9pm) or (8pm-10pm) and the Enhanced 3-hour tour (9pm-12am). If you dare to experience Grave Tales, grab your tickets quick as they sell out!
October marks my one of my favourite fall holidays, Thanksgiving! And what pairs best with Thanksgiving turkey? Cranberries of course. If you are wanted to add fresh local cranberries to your thanksgiving dinner, then make sure to check out the Cranberry Festival! Always the Saturday of the Thanksgiving weekend and this year on October 8th! Glover Road is blocked off for this fantastic fall festival. You can pick up centrepieces for your table or a beautiful blanket scarf to keep you warm. Perfect for the whole family, with tons of fun items for the kids too! Make sure to have cash on hand, as there are only a few ATMs in Fort Langley!
Another way to take in the crisp cool days, is saddling up and heading out on horseback. Langley is known as the horse capital of British Columbia, so it fits perfectly with a fall outing. The trails in Campbell Valley Regional Park, offer you great fall views along with lots of coloured leaves. Check out Glen Valley Stables, Back in the Saddle Again and Langley 204. Rides can be 1 hour to 2 hours, and all three companies ride in Campbell Valley Regional Park. So get outside this fall and saddle up!
If you are looking for some more fall events, check out our events calendar here!