Fall is in full swing and for students across the valley, that means a short break from school. Fall Break is happening happening Thursday, Friday and Monday.
Here are some great, local ways to enjoy Fall Break this year!
Check out Thanksgiving Point
Not only is Thanksgiving Point home to the Museum of Ancient Life and the Museum of Natural Curiosity, but it also boasts gardens, movies, a golf course and Farm Country. Essentially, it’s a fantastic way to enjoy your time off with family, friends, or just by yourself.
If you’re looking for some specific fun, though, we’d recommend a visit to the Cornbelly’s Corn Maze open all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This year’s corn maze is guaranteed to provide hours of fun with a wizardly theme.
You can learn more about Cornbelly’s as well by heading to cornbellys.com.
Visit a Utah County museum
Thanksgiving Point doesn’t host the only museums in Utah County. You can spend your days off getting a good fix of culture and fun by checking out some of the other local museums, including the Hutchings Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Lehi, the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and Museum of Paleontology in Provo, the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum in Provo, the Springville Museum of Art or the Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Payson – just a few of the many great places to visit locally.
Head to the Country Farm Fest
The Country Farm Fest in Payson is a family-produced, family-oriented event that has fun for the whole family. It runs Thursday through Saturday.
You can participate in one of the many events, including make-it/take-it projects, a straw maze, petting zoo, u-pick pumpkins, hayrides, Fall contests, or heritage demonstrations.
See more information about the Country Farm Fest acountryfarm.com.
Visit a corn maze or pumpkin patch
There’s no better way to enjoy the fall weather than by spending some time out in it! Get your fill of the fall by heading to one of many local corn mazes or pumpkin patches, including those at Thanksgiving Point, Hee Haw Farms, Rowley’s Red Barn, McCoard’s, Evans Family Farm, Jaker’s Jack-O-Lanterns or A Country Farm. For more details on our favorite hotspots, check out the Daily Herald’s Ultimate Fall Bucket List here.
Visit the Provo Rec Center
Though there’s no extra activities scheduled for this weekend at the Provo Rec Center, you can use the extra days off to have some fun family fitness time. Take advantage of the swimming pool and lazy river, scale the rock walls, play basketball, enjoy the game room or even catch a community class all while enjoying a quick and affordable visit to the Rec Center. For more details on pricing or what the center offers to the community, visit provo.org/community/recreation-center.
Enjoy the beautiful outdoors!
Instead of being cooped up all day inside, enjoy the beautiful fall colors by taking a hike on one of the many great trails spread across the valley. If you’re in need of suggestions or some family friendly hikes, check out Stewart Falls, Battle Creek Falls, Y Mountain, the Grotto in Payson, Bridal Veil Falls or Cascade Springs. To sweeten the deal, access to many of these great hikes is through some wonderful fall drive locations, including the Provo Canyon and Alpine Loop.