The leaves are changing, the air is cooling: It\u2019s fall! Fall is a busy time of year in Indy, and it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. And as we navigate the season post-pandemic, you may be wondering what options are available for family fun. We\u2019ll give you the lowdown on all the socially distant, family-friendly and fun fall activities happening in the area, so you can make the most of this wonderful season. Pick apples There\u2019s just something special about picking your own produce, and fall brings plenty of U-Pick opportunities at local apple orchards. Anderson Orchard in Mooresville is one of the most well-known in the area; their U-Pick season began in early September and typically runs until the first freeze. If you just can\u2019t get enough of all-things apple, check out the Apple Store at Conner Prairie, where you\u2019ll find apple goodies of all types, from candied apples to apple pie to apple cider slushies. Related Article: Guide to Apple Orchards Near Indianapolis Beasley\u2019s Orchard; photo credit: beasleys-orchard.com Go for a hike Up for a road trip? Then make your way south to Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana, where you\u2019ll be treated to breathtakingly beautiful fall colors all along your hike. Closer to home, Eagle Creek Park, Holliday Park and Central Park in Carmel all offer easy hikes in beautiful settings. Related Article: Where to Go Hiking with Kids in Indianapolis Visit a pumpkin patch Watching your kids trudge across an orange-speckled field of pumpkins is a parental rite of passage. Tuttle Orchards in Greenfield, Russel Farms Pumpkin Patch in Noblesville and Piney Acres in Fortville all boast a beautiful selection of fall\u2019s unofficial mascot. Related Article: 2020 Indianapolis Pumpkin Patch Guide Waterman\u2019s Family Farm Do a fall festival It just isn\u2019t fall without festivals. Local favorites include Fall Harvest Festival at Waterman\u2019s Family Farm in Indy and Stuckey Farm\u2019s Sunflower Festival in Sheridan. Sit down with your family calendar and plot out your fall festival fun! Be sure to check your favorites for their COVID-19 safety guidelines. Conquer a corn maze While you\u2019re planning your fall festival circuit, be sure to include a couple of corn mazes. Conner Prairie\u2019s acclaimed corn maze is a must-visit \u2014 and if you hop aboard the 1859 Balloon Voyage, you can view it from the sky! If you\u2019re up for a drive, Exploration Acres in Lafayette is Northwest Indiana\u2019s largest corn maze, at 18 acres and nine miles of corny fun. Conner Prairie's 2020 Corn Maze - MORE INFO Take a hayride Hayrides are a necessary part of fall, and the wagon rides at Piney Acres are fun for the whole family. And if your kids prefer horseback rides to hayrides, Turkey Run State Park in Marshall takes guests on a picture-perfect guided horseback trek through miles of bridle trails.\u00a0 Carve a pumpkin Embrace the mess and get your kids involved in digging out pumpkin guts and designing next-level \u2018lanterns. Whether you prepare your masterpieces days before Halloween or the night of, be sure you \u201ccarve\u201d out time for this fun fall tradition. Go trick-or-treating before Halloween Indianapolis kids have it pretty great \u2014 there are tons of opportunities to trick-or-treat before the big night. ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo is always a fan favorite. Meanwhile, the ever-popular Haunted House at The Children\u2019s Museum of Indianapolis will be reimagined due to COVID-19 concerns, and a new event is in the works that will take place outdoors in the Riley\u2019s Children\u2019s Health Sports Legends Experience during the month of October, so plan ahead! We\u2019re entering the best time of the year, Indy parents! Grab your family, friends and a Pumpkin Spice Latte and fall for fall.