Fall into fun this autumn season in Lee County



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Living in Florida is oftentimes referred to as living with only one season: summer. Although it can get a bit chilly during the winter months, the temperature typically stays higher on average than in most other states.

As the season transitions into fall, it can be discouraging to see people in other states celebrating fall festivities, with a beautiful scene of changing and falling leaves. While the leaves in Florida don’t change at all, there are still plenty of festivities to partake in to create that cozy autumn feeling.

Lakes Park in Fort Myers is popular for their fun family-oriented activities that take place all throughout the fall, complete with decked out Halloween decorations. Some activities include the Halloween Express train ride, available from October 12th-31st, and the Pumpkin Patch and Scarecrows in the Park, open October 12th-14th and 19th-28th. 

Another great place to check off your list this year is Southern Fresh Farms in Fort Myers. Pumpkin patches, playgrounds, vendors, and petting zoos are available to anyone wishing to have a fun weekend outing. In previous years, the grounds were open for fall activities every Saturday and Sunday of October; however, the schedule for this year has yet to be confirmed.

For something closer, Jaycee Park in Cape Coral will be holding a Fall Vendor and Craft Fair on Saturday, October 10th, from 10 AM-3 PM. If you or anyone you know is looking for a fun day of shopping at vendor booths, head to Jaycee Park. 

For more Halloween themed activities, there are multiple events that include haunted houses all throughout October.

Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park will be hosting their annual Frightmare On 78, a haunted hike through the woods of the adventure park. The volunteers at the event jump out while people walk, scaring them throughout the hike. Every year, the theme of the haunted hike changes, so if you’re looking for a good scare, every weekend in October the haunted hike will be open.

Another spooky maze to go through is the haunted corn maze at Farmer Mike’s U-Pick. Beginning on October 1st, Farmer Mike’s U-Pick will have a corn maze, a haunted corn maze, a pumpkin patch, music, and food for sale every weekend.  

One last spooky adventure is Terror On 20th,  a haunted house made up by the residents living at 2812 SW 20th Avenue in Cape Coral. Every year on Halloween night, they open up their free haunted house for all to enjoy, only asking that visitors bring canned goods to donate. The owners spend months preparing for their annual haunted walk outside their home, and the experience is one you won’t want to miss.