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7 things to do in Indy over fall break

Oct 10, 2018

Fall break arrives next week at IUPUI. With classes not meeting on Monday and Tuesday, we’ve put together the ultimate autumn must-do list that will put you in the fall spirit. Get ready for crisp air, colorful leaves and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes.

A large pile of orange pumpkins

1. Pick a pumpkin

It’s not officially fall until you purchase your first pumpkin of the season. Waterman’s Family Farm and Tuttle Orchards, both a short drive from downtown Indy, boast several acres of pumpkin patches, offering a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.

Apple cider donuts on a table

2. Eat apple cider doughnuts

For the ultimate fall doughnuts, visit The Apple Store at Conner Prairie on the north side of Indy. You’ll find plenty of other sweet treats, too, including hand-dipped caramel apples, apple fitters, hot ciders, slushies and more.

Fall foliage in Brown County Indiana

3. Go leaf-peeping

Hop in the car for a road trip to one of the many nearby parks to see beautiful displays of fall color. Fort Harrison State Park on the east side of Indy and Eagle Creek Park on the west side are just a couple of places to gaze at fall foliage and immerse yourself in nature. If you want to go a little farther, it’s about an hour’s drive to Brown County State Park, known for its spectacular views.

A glass of apple cider

4. Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Grab a bowl of caramel popcorn and a mug of hot apple cider as you watch Charlie Brown and his pals celebrate Halloween and await the arrival of the mysterious “Great Pumpkin.”

A jack-o-lantern

5. Go to a haunted house

If you’re looking for more of a thrill this Halloween season, visit Nightmare on Edgewood for “Indy’s most intense haunt.”

A corn field

6. Get lost in a corn maze

Travel up to Noblesville and visit Russel Farms’ 10-acre corn maze, where those who accept the challenge will have to find their way out by also completing a scavenger hunt.

A bushel of apples

7. Visit an apple orchard

Get your fill of Golden Delicious, Ida Reds and Blushing Goldens from one of these four nearby orchards:

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