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Pumpkins, Parties and Leaf Pepping in Austin

  |     |   Fall, Family, Outdoors, Things to Do

With temperatures dropping and spectacular seasonal colors popping, there's no question that the glorious fall season has arrived in Austin.
To help you ease into the Autumn season, our family at LeMontreaux apartments in Austin is sharing some of their top ideas on what to do during the fall months in Texas. 
Want to know how to pick out the perfect pumpkin and where the best spots are for leaf peeping this fall? Read on!

How To Pick Out A Perfect Pumpkin
Throughout our colorful city, you don't have to drive far to find a pumpkin patch when you live in Austin, you will find plenty of places to pile the kids in the car to go on a road trip for the day to hunt for the perfect pumpkin!  

Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980, Marble Falls
The Jersey Barnyard
3117 TX-159, La Grange
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown
Robinson Family Farm
2651 Bob White Rd
Crowe’s Nest Farm
10300 Taylor Lane, Manor
Indian Springs Ranch Pumpkin Patch
403 Elm View Way, Manchaca
Texas Humane Heroes Pumpkin Fest 
8760 FM 2243, Leander

So, how do you pick out the perfect pumpkin? It depends on the purpose. If you have plans to host a pumpkin carving party, focus on the large, uniform shapes; they are best for carving creative creatures. And here's an excellent tip to keep your artistry looking healthy well into the fall season: wipe the fruit off with bleach and water.
Here's the general rule for the perfect pumpkin pie: the smaller and heavier, the better. While picking out pumpkins, be sure to get a few squashes to make one of the richest and most delicious recipes for  Squash Soup from
Speaking of yummy and fun ideas, why not throw a party? It's a perfect time to get the neighbors together before the snow flies. No need to spend time doing it yourself. Make it a potluck by the pool for a perfect way to start the season.

Go Leaf Peeping in Austin!
Fall is the perfect time to take a road trip to see the changing of the colors. From the north at Windy Peak to the South at McKinney Falls State Park, you will find fairy-tale landscapes for all to enjoy.  
Speaking of which, did you know that those vivid leaf colors are actually hidden from us throughout the summer months? As the sunlight decreases and the colder temps arrive, chlorophyll production in the leaves begins to slow down and reveal the true brilliant reds, golds, and classic deep orange colors of fall.

Now, get out and get leaf pepping!

•    Windy Peak
•    River Place Nature Trail
•    McKinney Falls State Park
•    Zilker Botanical Gardens
•    Mayfield Park
•    Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
•    Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park
•    Veterans Park
•    Violet Crown Trail
•    Zilker Park
•    Lake Travis

To end our Blog, here's an appropriate rhyme created by Charles G. Eastman. He was the first Native American to be certified in Western Medicine and one of the most prolific authors and speakers on Sioux ethnohistory and American Indian affairs in the early 20th century.
The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest time begun. –Charles G. Eastman (1816–1860)


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