There might be nothing better than a crisp fall day under the colors of the changing leaves. In Prince George’s, there are so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy this gorgeous season. The region is covered in pumpkin patches, parks with rolling rivers, and bike paths that roll through miles of beautiful landscapes.
Make the most of the season by taking part in these 10 activities:
- Combine your pumpkin picking with your love of gardening when you head to Queen Anne Farm in Mitchellville. Take the kids into the giant pumpkin house, choose your fall decor, and get all the mums you could ever want.
- Bring your bike to Lake Artemesia in College Park to listen for birds as you pedal around the 38-acre lake. You might find finches, orioles, ibis, and others. Don’t forget a packed lunch to enjoy under the wide tree canopies or near the aquatic gardens.
- Rent a kayak and paddle the shorelines through Patuxent River Park and the Jug Bay Natural Area in Upper Marlboro. If you bring some warmer gear, you can spend the night under the stunning fall stars at one of the campsites in the region.
- Take care of the environment that brings you so much joy at the Stream & Community Cleanup in Bowie on October 21. Get connected to join along or suggest a location that needs a little love and care.
- Bring everyone — the kids, the grandparents, a date, your dog — over to Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, where there is literally something for everyone. Play a game on the sports fields, climb on the playgrounds, walk the dog along the trails, or plan a quiet picnic by the water.
- Fuel your fall excitement at Miller Farms in Clinton with their apple cider donuts, pumpkin ice cream, and apple cider. After you’ve had your fill, you can ride the giant slides, visit with barnyard animals, challenge yourself at the tire obstacle course, and take photos at the decorative displays.
- Hiking, biking, and paddling aren’t the only ways to enjoy the outdoors. Wander around the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park to get an up-close look at how the season impacts the landscape and livestock of the farm.
- Practice your swing at Enterprise Golf Course in Bowie. You can work on your game as you take in the beauty of the changing leaves around the course. There’s also a putting green, driving range, and outdoor patio at the site.
- Hike the trails of Cosca Regional Park in Clinton, where you’ll get to weave through green spaces, along blue rivers, and under trees that are feeling the shifts of the season. Dogs are welcome, and there is a playground for the kids.
- Get out on horseback with The Educated Horseman in Upper Marlboro. You can learn to ride during lessons with an experienced teacher, take on a trail with a guide, or participate in a community event.