With fall gradually coming to an end and winter right around the corner, now is one of the best times to book your last family camping trip. If you're unsure whether camping during this season is a good idea for your kids, here are five benefits of camping during the fall:
The views are incredible.Autumn is considered the most popular season with 29% of Americans preferring autumn over the other three seasons. There's a good reason for that. Not only is the weather tepid, but every view of the trees is incredible. When you're out camping during the fall, you get to see an entire treeline in yellows, reds, and oranges. For your kids, it'll be like seeing their coloring books come to life.
Your kids can unplug from tech and school.As your kids get older, the stress from school can start to get to them. And technology only makes it worse. Traffic from mobile devices is expected to account for 63% of total IP traffic by 2021. That's traffic from every app-click, every scroll, and every like on Instagram. Camping gives your kids the chance to relax and hit pause on school, social trends, world news, and exposure to advertisements.
You don't have to worry about bugs.For many people, camping is the last thing they want to do because of one reason: bugs. But because the weather is cooler, especially during the night, many bugs won't be out and about. Instead, they'll be hibernating. This means you and your family can sleep easy under the stars or in your tent without worrying about creepy-crawlers or mosquitoes.
The weather is great for hiking.Fall weather is just cool enough to let you and your family walk the hiking trails without having to worry about the temperatures. The sun helps keep you warm while the air keeps you from overheating. What's more, there's a wider range of activities available for your family like bird-watching, leaf collecting, and apple-picking.
You can enjoy your favorite foods.Until 500 years ago, autumn was only referred to as the harvest. There's a reason for that. Autumn is one of the best times of the year for foodies because many fruits and vegetables are in season like apples, squash, pears, pomegranates, pumpkins, cranberries, and beets. You can buy these foods for cheap and eat them with your family in stews, soups, or on their own.
Camping is a great family activity, and during the fall you get to experience all the fun parts of camping without fighting off sweat and bugs. If you're looking for a fall family adventure before the weather gets too cold, consider booking a fall family camping weekend.
Devin is a writer and an avid reader. When she isn't lost in a book or writing, she's busy in the kitchen trying to perfect her slow cooker recipes. You can find her poetry published in The Adirondack Review and Cartridge Lit.