When I was little, my family went apple picking every Fall. The crisp autumn weather reminds me of the inclement weather that is just around the corner, so now is the time to soak in the blue sky and sunlight and get physical outside.
Walking through the orchard, searching for trees to pick, is not unlike hiking. Climbing trees in search of the perfect apples is great work for your arms and legs. Plus it's fun! Carrying bags of apples out of the orchard works your arms. Picking your own apples is a workout with a tangible reward at the end — apples and lots of them.
Pack a lunch and you can have a romantic picnic with your honey. Picnicking and picking apples is also a great activity for children of all ages. My nimble 5-year-old is an expert at climbing trees and loves the challenge.
Check out this listing by state of orchards and farms where you can pick your own apples, fruits and veggies.
At a loss of what to do with all your apples? Check out all the apple recipes over at YumSugar.
Bonus points if you tell me in the comments section below what movie the following quote comes from: "How do you like them apples?"