There's something so romantically fall about cardigan sweaters, cooler mornings and curling your fingers around a cup of hot chocolate. When swimsuits are replaced by corduroys, the sun lazily rises in the morning and the smell of fallen leaves fills the air. Whatever makes fall one of your favorite seasons, we're highlighting all the special things in the Indianapolis area perfect for fall family fun. Indianapolis Fun Fall Activities to Try All Fall Long \tGo apple picking. \tHit up an outdoor farmers market while you still can. \tRun through the sunflower field at Conner Prairie. Beginning August 24 for a limited time only. \tEnjoy the colors of fall at one of these top 5 spots to witness fall foliage in Indiana. Farmers\u2019 Almanac predicts peak fall foliage dates for 2021 are October 5-21 in northern Indiana and October 12-28 in southern Indiana. photo courtesy of Spring Mill State Park \tRide the zip line at the Nature Adventure Playground at Jill Perelman Pavilion. \tExplore a local nature center. \tVisit Fishers AgriPark for a unique park\/farm experience. \tRide the Sullivan Express to PumpkinTown. \tCatch a free outdoor movie every Monday at Movies at Midtown. Movies are shown on the big screen at 12 pm, 3 pm and 7 pm. \tTry out a Make It, Take It art class at the Indianapolis Art Center. Make It, Take It family classes are offered along with kids or adults only. \tTake your trip to the playground to a whole new level at one of the top 10 coolest playgrounds in Indianapolis. \tOr if you need to burn some energy inside, check out these awesome indoor playgrounds around Indianapolis. \tExperience life on a working farm during a visit to one of these local farms. \tPack the family for a walk in downtown Indy. \tHead to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin. Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch \tCheck out the trails at the Marian University EcoLab for a fall hike. \tSaddle up for a family horseback ride at K-Trails Equestrian Adventures. \tGo on a hike and enjoy the fall colors. Here are some great hiking trails for kids. \tDoes your family have an adrenaline junkie? Consider a family zip line trip. \tExplore Carmel's Midtown Plaza for an outing everyone will enjoy. \tFall can be a great time for a family camping trip. Here are our favorite spots within a 90-minute drive of Indianapolis. \tSpend a cool morning climbing the Conner Prairie Treetop Outpost. Conner Prairie Treetop Outpost \tTest your wits at a local haunted house or scare park. \tGet in your final creek stomping at Cool Creek Park or Flowing Well Park. \tHave archeologists adventure at River Road Park. This one-of-a-kind park includes features you\u2019ll see nowhere else around Indy. River Road Road \tGet outdoors and try out Geocaching, it's like a scavenger hunt paired with a game of hide-and-seek. \tOr try a family round of disc golf. Here is a guide for all the places to play disc golf around Indy. \tBuy a pumpkin spice latte. \tExplore a new-to-you children\u2019s museum. These 9 museums are all within a 2-hour drive of Indy. \tVisit the Apple Store at Conner Prairie for a delicious fall treat. \tWatch a scary movie... that isn't too scary. \tRoad trip 1 hour north to Exploration Acres, Indiana's largest corn maze and pumpkin patch. Exploration Acres \tCheer on the Indianapolis Colts! \tRun through a corn maze. \tCelebrate all things fall at one of these September Festivals around Indianapolis. \tTake the family to try their hand at archery at Koteewi Archery Range in Noblesville. Koteewi Archery Range in Noblesville \tHead undergrad to explore a cave. Stay close to home with these Indiana caves, or use your fall break to explore some of these amazing caves in the midwest. \tPlan a trip to your favorite park or playground before winter comes. \tPlan a fall break road trip to one of these awesome fall trip destinations. \tTake a self-guided tour of Trader\u2019s Point Creamery. \tPlay a round of Duckpin Bowling at Action & Atomic Duckpin Bowling in Fountain Square. \tSpend some time giving back and volunteer as a family. \tPlan a train trip and ride the rails! Can't Miss Fall Festivals and Events around Indianapolis Beasley\u2019s Orchard Fall Festival - September 24 - October 31 Celebrate the fall harvest with farm family fun! Enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, our 8-acre corn maze, apple cannons, the barnyard bonanza, food vendors, and more! Beasley\u2019s Orchard Fall Festival Harvest Nights at Newfields - October 2-31 The spooky (not scary) outdoor walking experience guides guests around twists and turns of the enchanted forest, an eerie ghost train and a grand finale at Mischief Manor at the Lilly House mansion. Harvest Nights at Newfields ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo - October 6 - 31 Head to the Zoo for super-duper Halloween activities, amazing animals and pumpkins galore! ZooBoo is always a fun family experience for itty-bitty ghouls and goblins, as well as the bigger kids. Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie - October 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-30, 2021 This fall festival is full of activities, shows and spooktacular family fun. Take an adventure on Conner Prairie's haunted hayride where you\u2019ll get chased down by the Headless Horseman! Frightful Frontier Haunted House at The Children's Museum - October 7-31, 2021 Round up the cowpokes and saddle up for a spook-tacular ride through the Frightful Frontier, The Children's Museum Guild's 57th Annual Haunted House. Chaos ensues once you board the last train to Tombtown, where goblins and monsters roam the wicked west! The Haunted House offers lights-on hours for children who scare easily, and hours with the lights off, for children who dare to be scared.