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10 Ideas for an Ultimate Outdoor Fall

We know that Wisconsinites have fun outdoors in every season and many of you are asking:

What can we do outside or in the outdoors?

After a great Wisconsin summer people are getting excited for fall weather and fun times. There are LOTS of things to do outside in fall in Waukesha County and Lake Country.  Being outdoors is a great thing for parent and kids alike and we are here to help you to find more fun ideas on how to get outdoors. One thing we can count on is that:


We hope that this guide inspires you to get outside as much as possible this fall and enjoy nature, outdoors, family and this beautiful area we live in. Personally, we are going to try out more pumpkin farms, bonfires in the backyard, fall festivals and fall farmer’s markets. 

Please thank The guide sponsor:

Dayspring Church & Schools

We've put together the ultimate guide to an outdoor FALL with 10 ideas for outside fun for 2022!

If you are looking for a family fun this fall there are tons of Fall Festivals to enjoy so look no furhter.  e’ve compiled a list of the fall Festivals in Waukesha County for your reference.  Enjoy and share your pictures with us. The Fall Festival guide is made possible by our friends at Old World Wisconsin (who are offering FREE admission for kids Saturdays and Sundays in September.  Click on the image for the FALL FESTIVAL guide to Waukesha County:

Oconomowoc Fall Festival Lake Country Family Fun 

Lakes are a KEY feature of the area in which we live called, “Lake Country”.  It’s also part of our name LAKE Country Family Fun. Lakes cover all of Waukesha County.  They span from southern Waukesha county by Muskego to northern Waukesha County in Colgate.  Lakes are a BIG deal around here. We enjoy them year-round, including fall. The Lakes of Lake Country Guide is brought to you by our friends at Team Trimble Real Estate.  Click on the image to get to the LAKES guide.


Map of the Lakes of Lake Country

Fall is upon us, and it’s a great time to get out and enjoy our awesome local farms and eat healthy apples.  There are 15 orchards in SE Wisconsin and listed in our guide.  This awesome guide is sponsored by Peck & Bushel in Colgate – an amazing farm with organic apples. Click on the image for the guide:

Autumn Fest The Orchard Store Opening Weekend


Hiking is a great family activity especially in the fall (love the colors!).  You can find 8 awesome trails to try this fall. This guide is also sponsored by Sherpers – a great place to get all the gear you need for hiking. Get the guide by clicking on the image below:  

Spring Guides (Like Hiking)

Also, find this useful guide on “Where to Find Fall Colors in Waukesha County” here to further plan your hiking and fall color-seeing adventures!

If you are ready to venture out and try some new trails, we’ve got you covered with this guide. Waukesha County boasts many awesome places to bike, so we hope you’ll love this guide, continue biking and continue finding the POSITIVE in every situation. Biking guide is brought to us thanks to our friends at Sherpers. Find  8 biking trails by clicking on the image below:

Weekend Guide Biking in Lake Country Bike Trails

Through nothing short of a labor of love for our community, we beefed up, upgraded and fully-loaded our parks and playground guide. You can search by ammenity and get pictures and real parent insight into these parks. This guide is made possible by Oconomowoc Pediatric Dentistry. Find park profiles for 45+ local parks by clicking on the image below:

Mitchell Park Brookfield

Do like we do and pair a park visit with a stop at the local coffee shop first!  Find all the local Coffee Shops in Waukesha County here. Recommended pairing: Mama D’s in Wales with the Wales Community Park. 


Looking to go and play at a park in Waukesha County?  There are plenty of options to have some family fun throughout the county.  This is a listing of the Waukesha County Parks. Plus, if you click on the names of each park, you will find our guest contributor, Jann’s family’s experience with visiting each park in one year.

In this guide, you will find information on the Waukesha County Parks system information for:

For the guide to our Waukesha County parks, click the image below:

Waukesha County Parks

Don’t miss their Apple Harvest Festival at Retzer this September!

I already have two golf dates on the books now that the kids are back in school!  Need help finding golf activities? We’ve compiled all of the golf resources in the area into one handy guide so you don’t have to go search, we’ve done that for you!  You will see this guide is split out by category including:

  • Mini Golf venues
  • Driving ranges
  • Indoor Simulators
  • Public and Private Courses
  • Golf Classes, Camps & Lessons
  • Golf Stores
  • Frisbee Golf locations
Click on the image below to get directed to the golf guide:


Golf Course Waukesha County

Camping is a great way to get outdoors and fall camping is the best. It makes for family memories that will stick.  You can camp right in your backyard, head to a local county park or road trip through Wisconsin at awesome campgrounds.  

Find Camping in Waukesha County by clicking on the image below:

Camping in Waukesha County

Find Camping within an hour of Waukesha County by clicking on the image below:

Camping tips and tricks

Find Wisconsin Camping Roadtrip ideas by clicking on the image below:

Devil's Lake State Park Camping Wisconsin Roadtrip



We love going to farms in the fall. It is a favorite family activity for our family and many others.  Find all the guides below (note that they are currently getting updated as farms release their fall dates).

Click for the Apple Picking Guide sponsored by Peck & Bushel by clicking the image:

South East Wisconsin Apple Picking Guide

Click for the Pumpkin Farm Guide sponsored by Basses by clicking the image:

Southeast Wisconsin Pumpkin Farms Pumpkin Farm Guide


Click for the Sunflower Fun Guide sponsored by Lanon Sunflower Farm by clicking on the image:

Sunflower farms

Click for the Corn Maze Guide sponsored by Basses by clicking on the image:

Fall Weekend Guide Corn Maze Fall

Click for the Haunted House Guide sponsored by Lanon Sunflower Farm by clicking on the image:

A haunted good time haunted house waukesha county wisconsin

Welp, there are 10 things we encourage you to do OUTDOORS this fall in Wisconsin.  Hope you get out and enjoy.  Tag us in your outdoor fun photos at our IG handle @lakecountryfamilyfun and we would love to feature YOUR outdoor winter fun!


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