10 Fun Fall Activities for Seniors Around Fort Wayne
Fall is in full swing, and opportunities abound to get active this season. Whether you head out to the rivers, trails, art class, or an outdoor sale, you’re sure to find fun. Grab your friends and family and make memories together during this beautiful and invigorating time of year.
1) Golf Around Town
Fort Wayne features four distinct public golf courses and two driving ranges available to all ages. Enjoy reduced fall green fees, twilight discounts, and special events for golfers of all abilities. Check out pages 4-5 in the Fall Fun Times brochure for more information.
2) Wild Game and Wine Tasting at Salomon Farm Park
Whether you’re a fan of local game or have never tried it before, head out to Salomon Farm Park on Saturday, November 7th for an evening to savor. Take in wine samples and seasonal wild game small plates prepared by Chef Patrick Whetstone. Come ready to enjoy the fare and the company. Register by October 30th.
3) Wild Walkers
Join the Wild Walkers adult hiking group on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month and explore northeast Indiana’s most beautiful outdoor areas. Hikes feature regional parks, wetlands, nature preserves, and more. Find the 2020 schedule at www.fortwayneparks.org or call Eden at 260-427-6008 to request a schedule by mail.
4) Riverfront Sip and Shop
Looking for fun and festivity along the Riverfront? Head to Promenade Park on Saturday, November 28th from 11:00-5:00 and shop art from local vendors, Riverfront merchandise, and special offerings from our city’s parks. Enter a silent auction and bid on murals featuring Promenade Park and Fort Wayne themes. Enjoy winter-themed beverages and snacks as you sip and shop. Then hop on the Holly Trolley and check out local retailers downtown, just in time for Christmas!
5) Make Art!
Take another look through Fort Wayne’s Fall Fun Times brochure and find an art class that interests you. The list is bountiful, with classes ranging from various types of painting, wool applique, the making of rag rugs, stained glass, and more. Check out the Bountiful Bowl class and make a Thanksgiving centerpiece to enjoy for years to come. Bring your imagination and get to work!
6) Relax in the Gardens
Through November 15th, enjoy the “Present Tense, Future Calm” garden exhibit at the Botanical Conservatory. No matter the weather, step into the peaceful gardens to unwind and relax among water features, winding pathways, hidden spaces, willow trees, and quiet alcoves. While you’re there, pick up a brochure to learn more about a variety of classes offered at the Conservatory. And don’t forget to grab a coffee from Conjure and browse through the boutique-style gift shop.
7) Free Seminars on Important Topics for Seniors and Caregivers
The Community Center at 233 W. Main St. in Fort Wayne is offering a variety of free seminars for seniors and caregivers this fall. Check out their schedule online and drop in to learn about useful topics like eating smart, exercise, investment basics, writing a will, advanced care planning, and understanding dementia. Be sure to check out the Outdoor Fitness Park at the Community Center and enjoy free fitness classes outside on Wednesdays through November 11th.
8) Paddle Through Allen County
Now is a great time to paddle the rivers running through Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. Choose from a variety of water trails and explore the Saint Joseph River, the Saint Mary’s River, and the Maumee River. Take in the diverse scenery as you paddle alongside farmlands, forest, and urban areas. Bring your own canoe or kayak or rent right from Fort Wayne Outfitters or Earth Adventures Unlimited.
9) Orchards, Pumpkin Patches, and Mazes
It wouldn’t be fall without the delightful produce and goodies we enjoy this time of year. Choose from a variety of pumpkin patches, farm stands, mazes, and orchards in and around Fort Wayne. You’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Check out this list of fun fall destinations and stock up on the season’s pickings of apples, pumpkins, jellies, honeys, ciders, and more.
10) Fall Foliage in Fort Wayne
Last, but not least, don’t miss the trees! Our city’s Poplars, Oaks, Maples, Birch, Dogwoods, Sassafras, and more are showing off a striking variety of colors. Set out and enjoy the sights while the displays are still around. Choose your destination (or two, or three) from this handy guide to fall foliage in Fort Wayne. Tour the city’s parks, nature preserves, trails, and neighborhoods to take in the best of what fall has to offer. Enjoy the beauty of the season!
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