questionswhat's your favorite family-friendly fall…

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We tend to get all the younger people to help pile up all the leaves, and then the older people play in them.
It is a bit backward, but most of the time the kids are tired after piling up all the leaves, so the teens and up get to play in the leaves without all the work. Note this is for larger family gatherings.
When it is just the immediate family we tend to go out to the Sporting Clays range, and shoot a couple of rounds as a family.

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Bobbing for freakin' apples.
We were all too young to realize it was a bad idea for us to have our turn after Albert, the kid who never washed his hair and usually had bad breath.

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Bike rides along the greenway

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Fishing for the fish that have survived this drought.

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Apple picking and baking pies.

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Waking up early to get fresh cider donuts, raw cider, and fresh honey at the apple orchard (I guess picking apples too :P)

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Pumpkin Patch is where its at here. Bonfires, grilling and family/friends. Its a great time to get together and enjoy the fall weather. There is a place around here called Vala's Pumpkin Patch. Turkey legs, kettle corn, pork chops on a stick... I could go on. There's the hayrack ride and the pig races. Find something like that if you can. It makes for some great memories.

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@no1: I have to agree. Brisket, ribs, turkey. I've been a bit lazy with my smoker this summer, but when the cooler weather kicks in, I really start to churn out some food. Plus, when it gets much cooler, I'll start smoking cheeses in the garage.

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For those that can burn their leaf pile, make a good size one, BUT before lighting it ablaze, take several apples, core them, stuff the middle with cinnamon and brown sugar and double wrap in foil. Add these to the center of the burn pile. Light it up and when all is done, you have baked apples to eat as a treat for all the raking.

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@mellielou: I wish we could. Being a suburbanite, I can have small recreational fires but not burn leaves, etc.