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9 Activities To Get You Out Of The House This Fall

Fall is among us!

With a recent survey taken in our clinic, most of our patients agreed that Fall was their favorite Michigan season.

Fall brings us many changes. We get the change of weather giving us crisp mornings and cooler days. We get to see farmers rounding up their Fall harvest and outdoorsmen and women preparing for hunting season. Parents have sent the kids back to school and the balance between homework and seasonal sports begins. And with Halloween décor already showing up on the store shelves, this is also the start to the upcoming holiday season.

Luckily for us Michiganders, Fall brings us plenty of activities to keep us entertained. If you aren’t sure of what to do to stay busy, we have you covered!

9 ideas that will help you get outside and stay active:

  • 1. Enjoy a crisp morning walk or bike ride. All around the Tri-cities, there are plenty of rail trails or nature centers. If you’re lucky you may get to see some fall colors along your way!
  • 2. Visit an apple orchard. September is the best month for apple picking, so gather a bushel to take home and bake yourself some sweet treats.
  • 3. Go cider-tasting. There are a ton of cider mills across Michigan (some locally in Freeland) that offer a cider tasting experience. It is very fun, and most places have food and gift shops as well!
  • 4. Attend a local Football game. Support your hometown or get tickets to cheer on your favorite high school or college sports team.
  • 5. Visit a pumpkin farm. Pick out a pumpkin a have a carving competition among family or friends! A popular place to go is Johnson’s Pumpkin Farm in Saginaw.
  • 6. Take the family to a Fall Festival. If you search online, there are many happening around the state over the next couple of months. For example: September 15-18th is Oktoberfest in Frankenmuth.
  • 7. Go wine-tasting. There are wineries throughout the Tri cities, but they are most popular up near Traverse City area if you are looking for a getaway.
  • 8. Go on a Fall colors tour. Head out for a drive up north, sometimes its just a nice excuse to get out of the house and see the beautiful colors found in nature. We recommend The Tunnel of Trees!
  • 9. Visit a museum. If you are a history buff, we recommend Bay City’s River of Time. It is a free historical reenactment happening September 22nd-25th.

Worried that pain or discomfort might prevent you from getting out to enjoy any of the activities listed above?  

Reach out to us at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy by calling 989-573-8588 or click here for a free 20-minute discovery visit with one of our pain specialists. 

Don't miss out on having fun with your friends and family this fall. We can help get you moving and active again, without pain or discomfort limiting what you can do! 


Neil Sauer

Neil Sauer

Physical Therapist, Certified Health Coach and company owner Neil Sauer graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science. During that time he played four years of collegiate soccer. Neil earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Central Michigan University in 2006. He has taken continuing education courses for Stanley Paris manual therapy techniques and a Gary Gray Functional Training course. He has also taken selective functional movement assessment courses with the North American Sports Medical Institute (NASMI). Neil’s treatment philosophy goes beyond reducing pain and restoring motion/mobility. He has a passion for health and wellness and for improving the quality of life of his clients, and works holistically with them to ensure their injuries do not reoccur and that his clients enjoy optimal functionality. He strives to help his patients live more active, mobile and healthy lives knowing that they don’t have to rely on pain medications, injections or surgery. In his personal life, he is married and has two sons. During spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, spending time outdoors and leading an active and healthy life. Neil also likes to read as much as possible when he finds/makes time. He primarily reads books on leadership, business and special forces. An avid exercise enthusiast, he continually works to improve his own health and wellness.
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