Ah, fall is in the air. For those in, around, and headed to the Pacific Northwest during this special season for this region, do you have your plans put together?
If you haven’t landed on your fall fun itinerary yet, we got you covered. Below, you can find our complete list of the best things to do during fall in the Pacific Northwest.
Picture long hikes with captivating views of fall foliage, biting into a caramel apple on a farm, sipping on a pumpkin beer at your favorite brewery, or flipping hamburgers at the tailgate party to watch a Seattle Seahawks or University of Washington football game.
Needless to say, we are so excited to tap into all the wonderful ways to celebrate fall in the Pacific Northwest.
Explore our autumn activity guide below, complete with on-trend fall outfit ideas.
5 Enjoyable Fall Activities in the Pacific Northwest
1. Immerse Yourself in the Pacific Northwest’s Famous Fall Foliage
How? Take a Drive Along the Columbia River Gorge
If you prefer seeing the legendary fall foliage in the Pacific Northwest from the car window, you should check out the Columbia River Gorge, which is a jaw-dropping deep canyon that spans nearly 80 miles. You can explore Oregon's Historic Columbia River Highway, stop off to see waterfalls, and gaze at the peaks of the Cascade Mountain Range.
Map out your ride on Travel Oregon. And don’t forget the car snacks.
2. Take on a Challenging PNW Hike
Where? The Lake 22 Trail in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest
If you’re looking for a challenging hike with stunning views that pay off, we highly recommend the Lake 22 Trail.
The trail itself is a bit rocky, so wear waterproof shoes with a strong grip. Surrounded by lush trees, you definitely have a high chance of catching some gorgeous glimmers of fall leaves. The best part? The mesmerizing turquoise lake, which sits just below the mighty Mount Pilchuck.
3. Head to a Farm Fall Festival in the Sublime Snoqualmie Valley
Where? The Oxtober Fall Festival.
In the heart of Carnation, Washington in the stunning Snoqualmie Valley, you will find rolling hills of fall fun. Pick your perfect pumpkin, take a relaxing hayride, and give your best shot at the apple-slinging competition. And for fall foodies, you can get your fix at the seasonal kitchen.
4. Sip on a Pumpkin Beer at an Iconic Seattle Brewery
Where? Elysian Brewing.
If you haven’t visited one of Seattle’s most iconic breweries, you must check out one of their locations, featuring a beer hall and tap room. Their fall seasonal brews are ridiculously enticing, including the Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, the Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale, The Great Pumpkin, and the Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout. Oh, and we can’t forget about the spooky-sounding Elysian of Boom!!!
5. Catch a Seattle Seahawks or Washington Huskies Home Football Game
Seattle is our hometown, so we highly recommend rooting for the Seahawks or the Huskies. If you want to hear the infamous decibel levels of Husky Stadium, purchase tickets for the University of Washington. Or plan your trip to Lumen Field to support the Seahawks.
Looking for stylish, comfortable gear for the game? We are proud to offer our best-selling staples in our officially licensed NFL and college football shop. As a preview, explore our favorite two outerwear styles below.
Sustainable and super soft, this versatile pullover is one you’ll want to grab for game day, and even the off-season. To keep you dry during rain showers, we made this with an adjustable hood and protective water-resistant finish.
Pullover Hoodie Features:
- 66% Recycled Polyester, 4% Polyester, 26% Rayon, 4% Spandex Double Knit Interlock
- Material made from an average of 23 recycled plastic bottles
- Stretch rib piercing provides an additional range of motion
- Secure zip pockets
- Machine Wash
Price: $89.99 - Ships free!
Rock the iconic Washington Husky purple while staying comfortable in the stands. Made with our custom blend of eco-friendly material, you will get a solid stretch, wind resistance, and lightweight warmth. And for easy, secure storage, you can use the deep front welt zip pockets.
- Body: 90% Recycled Polyester, 10% Spandex Heather Knit Jersey
- Material made from an average of 15 recycled plastic bottles
- Flattering shaped seams
- Front welt zip pockets
- Machine Wash
Price: $99.99 - Ships free!
Pair Your Pacific Northwest Fall Adventures with Versatile Outerwear
Now that we’ve given you a few unique ideas for fall fun, from road-tripping to apple-slinging, we hope that you are starting to plan your next seasonal adventure. And if you want to make sure you have the right fall outerwear and layering pieces to comfortably seize the day, check out our Cutter & Buck Outdoor Collection.