30 Things to Do in September (Quarantine Edition)


Everyone has that one friend, who loves fall, and as soon as they see a single leaf changed and/or September 1st arrives they go into full-on fall mode. Well, let me let you in on a little secret - I am that friend. I am so excited for September first to be here. September is filled with trips to the apple orchard and cider mill, it marks the arrival of pumpkin spice season and officially kicks off (if the temperatures ever cooldown) scarf and weather season. Even during COVID, there is plenty of ways to stay safe and socially distanced while enjoying everything September hs to offer. Today I am sharing 30 things you can do in September.


1. Take a trip to the cider mill for fresh apple cider and plain or cinnamon sugar donuts. Yates Cider Mill is my favorite. 

2. Head to a local roadside stand and gran some of the season's best produce. I just picked up Michigan watermelon, sweet corn, peaches, tomatoes, carrots and kale. 

3. Don't forget to make a stop at Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte or a chai tea latte like me (I don't like coffee).

4. Pop some popcorn and grab all your favorite movie snacks while you watch Mulan on Disney+. Fair warning it is $30.

5. Book a weekend glamping trip. From yurts and campers to treehouses you're sure to find a unique way to camp.

6. Decorate your front porch and front door with some fall decor. I'm thinking stacks of pumpkins, barrels of straw, mums, and lanterns. 

7. Enjoy an evening filled with a bonfire, popcorn over the campfire, and of course s'mores. 

8. Nothing says fall like a giant field of sunflowers. Find one local to you. 

9. Pack a fall picnic with thermoses of hot soup and don't forget a charcuterie and cheese board.

10. Catch a drive-in movie. With movie theaters still closed, drive-ins are popping up all over Michigan and offer my favorite way to catch a flick.

11. Head out to the apple orchard and pick some apples. My favorite is Honeycrisp. 

12. Visit a different local park and enjoy your day outside exploring.

13. If you haven't learned already watch videos or take a virtual class and learn how to knit or crochet a scarf. 

14. Celebrate international crab fest day. Plan a crab boil for dinner at home or make crab rangoon to shake up your dinner routine.

15. Update the ambiance of your home to create a cozy and comforting fall atmosphere. Use a vintage ladder to hang blankets, add twinkling fairy lights and even get some fall scented candles. 

16. Hop in a kayak and float around checking out the leaves changing colors.

17. Cuddle up on the couch with your favorite blanket, snacks and drinks while you light some candles and enjoy a movie. You can find me watching a Hallmark movie.

18. Update your beauty routine and add moody colors. I am loving olive green on my nails right now. 

19. Ahoy Matey! It's talk like a pirate day.

20. Discover a new downtown area that you haven't visited before or an old favorite.

21. Buy a new cozy sweater.

22. Happy first day of fall! Fill your day with everything pumpkin spice from food to hand soaps. 

23. Book a leaf-peeping cabin getaway. I love going to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and checking out the color. 

24. Take a leaf-peeping nature hike and enjoy the changing of colors.

25. October is almost here, why not head to the pumpkin patch and pick some pumpkins.

26. Whip up a batch of your favorite pancakes to celebrate national pancake day.

27. Head on over to Pinterest and look for a delicious soup recipe to make. 

28. Why not make some caramel apples today?

29. Start a new television series

30. Make some pumpkin bread to deliciously enter October.

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