Frightfully Fun Fall Activities


Caroline Wolanin

Junior girls sport their hippie gear while tailgating at an Adams football game on September 22.

Maddy Fleury, Editor

When summer comes to a close and leaves start to change colors, high school students begin to rack their brains with everything they need to do to get ready for school. From school supply shopping, to registration, the first few weeks back to school can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. Nevertheless, there are endless ways to give kids a break from educational worries by participating in fun indoor and outdoor fall activities.

For students with varying interests, attending the fall football games for the Adams Varsity Football Team is without a doubt a lively and enjoyable experience. Whether students are participating in the evening by playing football, cheering, dancing, marching in the band, or expressing school spirit in the student section, each game is filled with entertainment. From tailgating to smushing in the stands for school-wide chants, there is never a dull moment under the Friday night lights.

“I love dressing up for the different themes at football games and taking cute pictures in the stands with my friends,” said junior Emma Brown.

After a night out at a game, Saturday morning cider mill donuts are a must-have. Goodison, Yates, or Paint Creek cider mills are all hot spots for fresh cider and donuts in Rochester. If you are headed out for the day and are in the mood for something sweet and crisp, stopping by a cider mill with family and friends is an excellent fall pastime.

“I love going to the cider mill with my swim team every season because it’s a good place to enjoy the cool weather and eat some yummy donuts,” said sophomore Leighton Miotke.

On another note, when the time for spooky thrills rolls around in October, there are copious amounts of haunted attractions in Oakland Township that are sure to quench your thirst for adventure. For example, Erebus in Pontiac, the Tunnel of Terror in downtown Rochester, and Blake’s Haunted Big Apple in Armada are all the perfect mix of fun and scary for some Halloween fun.

“I love going to haunted houses for my birthday in October with all of my friends because I love seeing how everyone reacts to being scared,” said junior Arianna Payn.

As the temperature continues to fall, there are endless indoor activities to keep busy with as well. For example, going to the movies, going Halloween costume shopping, or taking a trip to the roller skating rink are all classic ideas for ways to spend chillier autumn days out of the cold.

So why slump around the house when summer ends when there are endless fun possibilities for the first few months of school leading up to the holiday season? Make the best of fall and by staying active in the community and making lasting fall memories.