Take a deep breath of crisp mountain air and cherish the sound of crunching leaves — yep, it’s the start of autumn in Colorado! While you probably celebrate the season with your own family traditions, here at Solstice™ we’ve collected a few suggestions for activities you can enjoy close to home. From pumpkin patches to scenic strolls, discover seasonal ideas just outside your door that will create memories to last a lifetime.
 
Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch
An entertaining excursion for all ages, heading to a local farm is a quintessential part of fall. Pick out gourds (decorative or edible), meander your way through a corn maze, or take a ride on a hay-laden wagon. For options close to your Solstice home, consider Chatfield Farms in Littleton for gardens and mazes, Anderson Farms in Erie for farm animals and slides, and Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Patch in Longmont for an obstacle course and petting zoo. Heads up: Most locations feature free entry to pumpkin patches but require separate fees for each additional activity.

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Discover Fall Foliage at Chatfield Lake
Located minutes from Solstice, gorgeous Chatfield Lake is surrounded by a variety of flora that turns vibrant colors at this time of year. With native flowers like goldenrod and deciduous trees like cottonwood, visitors can enjoy a magnificent spectrum of reds, oranges, and yellows this autumn. Make a day of it! Bring your family in the morning to experience the shifting shades and pack a picnic to eat before heading back home. A day at the lake gives your family a wonderful way to bask in the autumnal glow — not to mention a fun opportunity to teach your kids the importance of revering and protecting nature.

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Attend Oktoberfest Denver
Looking for a night out with friends? After a year off, Denver Oktoberfest is back for two separate weekends this month. Featuring popular events such as stein-hoisting and keg bowling, you’re sure to find a balance between your competitive spirit and your inner child. While you’re relishing the atmosphere, catch live tunes from local musicians and partake from full bars that highlight authentic German and domestic German-inspired brews. Purchase tickets for the weekend of September 17 or the 24 — or both! Living close to Denver makes an evening out on the town an easy change of pace from your tranquil home life in our lovely community.

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Autumn in Colorado provides such a plethora of activities that you’re sure to find something that appeals to everyone. We recommend checking out these fall ideas and embracing the full range of options you have available just minutes from home. Curious about the Solstice community and convenient location? Talk with Shea Homes® today.

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