Falling into the Semester

Fall on Campus


Autumn season has to be my favorite time of the year. Cider, Pumpkin Spice lattes, college

football, and hoodies are some of the top reasons why I enjoy fall so much. Not to mention,

fall brings the opportunity to go on hay rides, a haunted house, bon fires, and a delicious

Thanksgiving dinner with loved one.


I am anxiously waiting for the moment when my boots start stepping on crisp leaves on campus. Fall

semester is always an indicator of new friendships starting and re-kindling relationships from the

past year.


Here are some of my suggestions for activities to do in the fall:


Wiards – Founded in 1837, located in right here in Ypsilanti, offers both day and night activities

for students. Activities at Wiard’s include cider mill, hayride, u-pick pumpkins and applies.

During the evening, the goblins come out and offer 2 haunted attractions in one convenient

location. The haunted hayride includes free cider and donuts with the ride. With the location only

being 15 minutes away from campus, it’s a great night out with friends.



Apple Charlie’s – This has been my go-to since I was a child. Charlie’s is a family-owned apple

farm located about a 25 minute drive away in 38035 S Huron Rd, New Boston, MI 48164. The

Orchard and coder mill offers U-pick orchards, a bakery, hayrides, and an animal farm. The best

part of Apple Charlie’s is free admissions and parking!



Greenfield Village– Just a 25 minute ride down the highway will lead you to Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village. Starting on select days from October 11, you’ll find 1,000 jack-o-lanterns lighting the way through a path with 11 treat stations, with characters greeting you. A ticket for Greenfield Village takes you back to a turn-of-the-20 a non-member adult is $15 and $5 for parking.