Fall is one of our favorite seasons to Join In Jackson, and when you consider all the things to do in fall in Jackson Michigan, it’s no wonder! Whether you’re looking for family fun in Jackson or a great fall date ideas in Jackson County, there is plenty to do in Jackson Michigan this fall.
Fall Family Fun in Jackson County Michigan
Looking for things to do as a family in Jackson this fall? Here are some of our top picks for family-friendly fall fun in Jackson County…
Take a Nature Hike
- Dahlem Nature Center
- MacCready Nature Reserve
- Ella Sharp Park
- Waterloo State Recreation Area
- Falling Waters Trail
Pack a Picnic & Visit the Park
There are many great parks and playgrounds around Jackson County, perfect for packing a picnic and spending a beautiful fall afternoon together as a family. Pack a football or frisbee to toss around, or even bring along your dog when you visit one of the area’s many pet-friendly parks.
And when you head to the park, bring along a local photographer like Ordinary Miracles Photography to grab some fall family photos! Jackson County parks have some great fall backdrops to capture your beautiful family and help you frame those memories.
Visit an Orchard or Pumpkin Patch
Jackson County and the surrounding area have many apple orchards and pumpkin patches to choose from. Taking your kids to a local farm is a great way to Join In Jackson this fall! Here are a few orchards and pumpkin patches to visit in Jackson County this fall…
- Meckley’s Flavor Fruit Farm
- Sweet Seasons Orchards
- Red Egg Farm
- Rex Young Orchard
- Pregitzer Farm Market
- Hearthstone Farm Market
- Curtis Farm Market
Make Yummy Fall Treats
There are so many yummy treats that are associated with fall in our minds: apple cider, apple pies, caramel/candied apples, pumpkin pie, donuts, and more! Spend an afternoon or evening baking together or even just drizzling caramel over the apples you picked at a local orchard.
Or if being in the kitchen isn’t your family’s idea of fun, stop by Jackson Candy & Fudge Factory and pick up a bag of caramel corn or box of fudge to enjoy together.
Great Fall Date Ideas in Jackson Michigan
Whether you’re looking for adventure, friendship, or romance, there are lots of great fall date ideas in Jackson Michigan. Here are just a few of our favorites…
Go Horseback Riding
Fall colors are best enjoyed up close and personal, and what better way to enjoy a trek through the woods with your favorite person than on horseback?!? Good for couples or families (kids aged 6+), Horse ‘N Around Stables at Waterloo is a great place to enjoy a fall afternoon.
If you enjoy a little friendly competition and athletic adventure on a date, frisbee golf is a fun fall date idea in Jackson Michigan. In fact, there are several disc golf courses in Jackson and its surrounding area:
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, try out Axe Play in downtown Jackson!
Grab a Drink & a Bite to Eat
Whether you’re looking to dress it up or stay casual, Jackson Michigan has many date night restaurants from which to choose. In fact, you could probably pick a different one each week and still not visit them all! Here are some of our favorite Jackson Michigan restaurants for date nights:
- Grand River Brewery
- Steak’s Eatery
- Bella Notte
- Ironbark Brewing Co.
- Lucero’s Mexican Bar & Grill
- The Pointe Bar & Grill
- The Chase Sports Bar
- City Crepes
- AKA Sushi