Best Fall Outdoor Activities in Valparaiso

Fall is a great time throughout Valparaiso to enjoy the cooler weather and the changes that happen all around. As the leaves change from green to bright yellows and reds, it is among the best times to enjoy the many outdoor activities throughout the town.

Enjoy the Scenery

Although the scenery in Valparaiso is beautiful pretty much year round, the fall is particularly beautiful. As the colors change from green all around to shades of red, orange and yellow, taking in the scenery is a perfect way to spend the day.

While a stroll downtown will show off the natural beauty of the setting, nothing beats an autumn trip to TalTree. A visit to the grounds of the arboretum and gardens will not disappoint. Throughout the fall months, TalTree hosts many outdoor activities; you can take a tour of the grounds or visit for one of the many special events.

Take in a Game

Another major benefit to living in Valparaiso is the proximity to a world renowned university. Whether you are a soccer fan, volleyball enthusiast, cross country lover or football fanatic – living so close to a top rated school gives you a unique opportunity to root for your home team. Check out the full schedule here.

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For many of us, fall means football season, and what better way to enjoy a weekend afternoon than taking in a game? The Valpo Crusaders are sure to put on a show most Saturdays this fall and tickets are just $10, making for perfect outdoor activities. Find their schedule here.

Get Moving

With lower temperatures in the fall months, residents throughout Valpo can be found enjoying outdoor activities. Throughout the town, there are designated walking and running paths adorned with stunning scenery alongside. The Parks and Recreation Department has put together a list of walking, running and biking paths throughout the city, complete with mileage. Residents are encouraged to try out paths in their own neighborhoods, but to also check out some of the highlights throughout the whole city.

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An Evening of Music

Each fall, the Acorn Concert Series heads to the TalTree Arboretum. This outdoor musical celebration offers the opportunity to enjoy live music on Saturday evenings. The music is family-friendly and there are even local food vendors, as well as craft beer and a range of wine to try. Single concert tickets are $15 and a series ticket for all five shows is $60.

Peruse the Market

Now through late October you can enjoy an outdoor visit to the Valparaiso Market. Every Tuesday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can head to the William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza. There you will find fresh produce, beautiful flowers, local vendors and plenty of food vendors. It is a great way to grab some fresh ingredients for the perfect fall dinner.

These are just a few of the many ways to spend a day enjoying the outdoors this Fall in Valparaiso. Whether you are looking to get some exercise or take in some music or a game, there is something for everyone. To learn more about Valparaiso, including real estate opportunities, contact our team today.

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