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10 Fall Activities for Milwaukee Seniors

At Newcastle Place, we appreciate the four distinct seasons that we get to experience throughout the year. As the days start to get shorter and the temperatures begin to dip, we know that fall is upon us, and with it comes a host of new reasons to celebrate.

We’ve rounded up 10 ways to make the most of this fall season, with both indoor and outdoor events, and public and private activities. Read on to see what’s happening around Mequon this autumn.

What’s Fall Like in Mequon, WI?

Fall in the upper Midwest brings chilly mornings, sunny afternoons and a whole lot to look forward to. September brings us back-to-school season, Grandparents Day and the return of football. As October rolls around, the trees around Ozaukee County erupt in a blaze of golden yellow, fiery orange and shades of red just as children and the young at heart prepare for Halloween. By November, the weather has gotten colder, we take time to honor our Veterans and look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving and ushering in the holiday season.

Fall Festivities in the Greater Milwaukee Area

Whether you are itching to get outdoors this fall, or simply looking for a change of scenery, there are plenty of events and activities — both indoors and out! — worth exploring this season.

  1. Quilt exhibit. Cozy up with quilts this fall. Take a quick jaunt to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in Cedarburg to see some of renowned quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s incredible pieces of work on display, from September 2 through December 5.
  2. Autumn glow dinner. Delight in seasonal colors and a delicious meal aboard the East Troy Railroad. Enjoy four courses during the round trip from East Troy to Phantom Lake.
  3. Gallery hop. Soak up the Milwaukee art scene during this fall’s Gallery Night & Day, October 15 & 16.n
  4. Leaf peeping. Bask in gorgeous fall weather and take in the season’s best foliage at some of our region’s best spots for leaf peeping, like Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve Schlitz Audubon Nature Center or Holy Hill in Hubertus.
  5. Veterans Day observance. Whether you or a loved one served, join friends and neighbors at the Howard J. Schroeder American Legion Post 457 on Veteran’s Day for a brief outdoor observance followed by lunch.
  6. Holiday Lights Festival. Festive holiday lights dazzle and get you in the holiday spirit at the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival. This outdoor event in downtown Milwaukee runs from November 18 – January 1.

How to Celebrate Fall at Home

If you prefer to celebrate autumn from the comforts of home, there are still plenty of options for making the most of the season.

  1. Fall stroll. Our local parks are gorgeous, sure, but a walk around the neighborhood or even a stroll around Newcastle Place will offer up plenty of stunning fall colors.
  2. Football watch party. For many, fall signals the return of Packers and Badgers games. Whether an in-person tailgate or virtual watch party, rooting for your favorite team is more fun with friends.
  3. Festive treats. If the idea of fall conjures up thoughts of pumpkin spice flavors and warm, baked goods, then indulge in a little bit of fall baking. Share your goodies with friends and neighbors, or keep them for yourself!
  4. Seasonal decorating. Spruce up your space to get into the fall mood. Simply swapping out pillows and throw blankets for a more autumnal version, hanging a colorful door wreath or creating a festive gourd arrangement can set the stage for a new season.

Celebrate Fall at Newcastle Place

At Newcastle Place, no one is a stranger. Here, neighbors become friends and we celebrate life’s moments, both big and small. We’ll be making the most of fall by celebrating the return of football with community watch parties, savoring the flavors of the season with chef-inspired menus in our restaurants and of course, all sorts of activities to celebrate fall’s biggest holidays.

If living in a community with other active, fun older adults sounds right up your alley, we invite you to take a closer look at Newcastle Place. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at 262-387-8800.

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