As the warm weather is slowly but surely cooling down, fall is just around the corner.

Fall is full of beautiful color-changing leaves, warm apple cider, donuts, pumpkins, and my personal favorite, Halloween.

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It is never too early to start planning all of the fun activities that you can do this fall.

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Here are seven fall activities in West Michigan that you should add to your fall bucket list right now.

Pick Your Own Apples At Moelker Orchards

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From September 15th to October 15th, you can pick your own apples at Moelker Orchards. Besides apples, you can also pick your own pumpkins throughout that month of October.

If picking apples and pumpkins isn't your vibe, you can also take the whole family on a horse-drawn wagon ride. The wagon ride includes scavenger hunts as well.

 

Try the Hard Cider Samples at Red Barn Market

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This one is strictly for my 21 and up friends. You should definitely add this to your fall activities list.

Red Barn Market offers a Hard Cider tasting room. The kiddies can come along as well and eat some homemade donuts, pick pumpkins and meet the farm animals.

Get lost in the Corn Maze at Heidi's Farmstand

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Heidi's Farmstand is the perfect place if you are desperate need to visit a corn maze.

It has two different mazes for you to experience. The first is a junior course that takes roughly 15 to 20 minutes to navigate. The other adult one takes roughly 45 to 60 minutes.

You can visit the corn maze every day during October.

Pick the perfect pumpkin at Anderson & Girls

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There is no better way to spend a fall day only an hour north of Grand Rapids.

After you meet the baby goats that live on the farm or finish up a hayride, you can relax with homemade donuts and apple cider.

The cider mill starts Labor Day weekend until December 1st.

Celebrate AppleFest

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If you are a lover of apples or any variation of apples, this is the festival for you. Sparta, Michigan is best known as 'the heart of Apple country.

Just 10 minutes outside of Grand Rapids, you can bring your children to the Kids Carnival or participate in the Apple Sling Shot Contest.

Take the kiddies to ArtPrize

ArtPrize is coming back to Grand Rapids from September 15th to October 2nd.

"ArtPrize is an independent international art competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It celebrates artists working in all mediums from anywhere in the world."

Throughout those 18 days, you can see art exhibitions throughout the city in all of the public parks, museums, galleries, vacant storefronts, bars, and bridges.

ArtPrize gives $450,000 to artists directly through grants to support their creative outlets.

Make the perfect Halloween tradition by going to John Ball Zoo Goes Boo

Imagine taking the whole family to the zoo to see the animals you have dressed up as.

It is the perfect time to visit the different animal exhibits with the whole family.

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