What could make your pumpkin picking, hay riding, and other autumn family activities even more wonderfall this season…driving around looking at all the beautiful fall leaves. It’s also a great time to catch a photo or two with the family with the leaves changing.

Here are five places we suggest for a great fall family outing:

1. Ferdinand State Forest

The Ferdinand State Forest has the most beautiful scenery. Take a hike around the lake on a crisp morning and take in all there is to see. Climb the fire tower for an even more amazing view of all the fall leaves.

2. The Parklands of Jasper

The Jasper Parklands has 75 acres to enjoy. This park has plenty of great backgrounds from the trees to the signature bridge which is lighted at night. They have two miles of walking trails to enjoy while taking in the great fall views. They offer a huge tree fort for the kids to climb on along with an adventure play area featuring climbing rocks and balance beams. They also have a musical playground for the kiddos.

3. Huntingburg City Park

I had a little birdie tell me about the best spot for a picture in Huntingburg is on the top of the hill in the back (south side) of the City Park. It captures League Stadium with the Church steeple above it. Now that sounds like great place to capture a family picture!

4. Fall Foliage Wine Cruises

Enjoy an afternoon sipping wine along with hors d’oeuvres/desserts. Cruise the lake…enjoy the majestic autumn colors! Come delight in the beautiful fall foliage at Patoka Lake from a custom 60′ tour boat, Patoka Voyager. They will have a cruise every Saturday in October.

5. The Spirit of Jasper Train

Sit back and take it all in. Let the conductor do all the driving! During the month of October, the train will embark on a “Fall Foliage” Ride & Dine excursion from the Jasper Train Depot. The colors of Autumn can be viewed out the windows as guests will ride in style on three beautifully renovated, climate-controlled lounge cars complete with restrooms and comfortable seating. The Ride & Dine will feature a delicious dinner and beverage.

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