Weekend Guide Fall in Lake Country Family Fun Outdoor Fall

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?

Fall is SO short in Wisconsin. We have to embrace as much of it as we can and squeeze in the beautiful weather while it’s here. Are you heading outside into the outdoors this Fall? We are! You’ll find us out and about as much as possible.  There are LOTS of things to do outside in Fall in Waukesha County and Lake Country.  Being outdoors is a great thing for parents 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, the outdoors, family, and this beautiful area we live in. 

Fall is the perfect time for indoor together time with family and friends. Visit The Smiley Barn, your go-to store for engaging board games, colorful puzzles, and limitless creative possibilities with timeless LEGO ® sets. Indulge in a selection of new and retro candies and experience the largest Playmobil showroom in the country!

Let us help you find something special. Be sure to mark your calendars; The Smiley Barn’s “Letters to Santa” Mailbox will be eagerly awaiting your mail from November 10 to December 24, 2023. 

Follow us on Facebook to stay informed about our upcoming events. Nothing brightens your day more than a trip to the Smiley Barn!

2420 Milwaukee Street | Delafield, WI 53018
Store Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday – Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm

We've put together the ultimate guide to an outdoor Fall with 10 ideas for outside fun for 2023

If you are looking for a family fun this fall there are tons of Fall Festivals to enjoy so look no further. We’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:

Piala's Nursery Fall Fest

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 HERE in our guide. This awesome guide is sponsored by Peck & Bushel in Colgate – an amazing farm with organic apples.

Retzer Nature Center Apple Harvest Festival Apple Market Crates

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: 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!

Spring Guides (Like Hiking)

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

We love going to farms in the fall whether it’s to pick a pumpkin or get lost in a corn maze. 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).
October Weekend Guide Things to Do Lake Country Waukesha County
Pumpkin Farms

Nothing says summer in Wisconsin like a park date or picnic! Do you have a favorite local park or playground? We have 45! Skim our list and try a new park with your family this summer. Don’t forget about the City of Waukesha’s Playground Passport. Tap through to the Guide, then tap through to Waukesha for more info!

Find 45 Local Parks and Playgrounds in and around Waukesha County by clicking on the image below:

Mitchell Park Brookfield


Looking to go and play at one of the Waukesha County Parks System’s parks?  There are plenty of options to have some family fun throughout the county especially in Summer.  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.

We love their beaches in the summer!

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

Waukesha County Parks

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! 

flatstick golf Club at Lac La Belle

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.

Read our Camping Guide Series:


If you’re looking for a hair-raising experience this Halloween, there are plenty of opportunities to be had in Southeastern the Wisconsin. Check out these scary-good haunted houses and let us know which one gives you the goosebumps!

Best Haunted Houses in Waukesha County


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 Fall fun!


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