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The 10 Best Things To Do In Waukesha This Fall

Fall is filled with so many great activities. Marvel at Waukesha’s beauty, explore some hidden treasures and enjoy some of these classic fall activities. Here are our 10 favorites:

1. Go Apple Picking

Nothing says fall like a crisp, juicy apple. Check out one of the pick-your-own orchards in the Waukesha area and pick yourself some winners!

2. Collect Colorful Leaves

Drive through the forested neighborhoods and watch the beautiful leaves change colors. For added fun, pick some of your favorites and sandwich them between newspaper or waxed paper to preserve them.

Visit these great places to view fall colors and collect some leaves in the Waukesha area:

  • Holy Hill - a 1926 neo-Romanesque church is the main draw to this glacial hill, but the view may be even more spectacular
  • Lapham Peak - Lapham Peak is the highest point in Waukesha County, and features a panoramic view and plenty of hiking trails
  • Retzer Nature Center - The family-friendly Retzer Nature Center features a planetarium and plenty of good hilltop viewpoints.

3. Go to the Farm

Head to Cozy Nook Farm for over 40 varieties of pumpkins, gourds, squash, and corn. They also have cows, cheese and hay rides! It will be fun for everyone in the family.

4. Take a Hike

Go for a relaxing hike with your family through Minooka Park. Breathe in the cool fresh air and take a walk on one of the many wooded trails. You can even bring Fido for a run in the dog park, or your fishing pole (and fishing license) -- Minooka Park features a fishing pond!

5. Celebrate Halloween

Head out with your little ghosts and jack-o-lanterns for some trick-or-treating. The Downtown Waukesha Trick or Treat is 1pm - 3pm on October 27th. The City of Waukesha’s Trick or Treating is 5 p.m. -7 p.m. on October 31st. Be sure your kids brush their teeth after eating all of those sweets!

6. Vote!

The Primary elections are on Tuesday, November 6th. Polls will be open from 7am-8pm. You can register at the polls. Click here to find your polling location.

7. Attend the Waukesha Christmas Parade

The Waukesha Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is Sunday, November 18th at 4 p.m. Watch the floats drive through the streets of Downtown Waukesha and cheer for your favorite.

8. Check out the Waukesha Art Crawl

Visit over 175 artists at the famous “Happy Holiday Crawl” on December 1st in downtown Waukesha. Click here for more details. 

9. Do a Good Deed

Help those less fortunate in Waukesha by raising money at the 20th Annual HOPE Thanksgiving Dinner & Auction on November 15th. Click here for more details.

10. Get Your Teeth Cleaned

Caramel apples, Halloween candy, pumpkin spice lattes… Fall is filled with many delicious treats, so it’s extra important to take care of your teeth. Schedule a check up today to keep those teeth sparkling clean.