We typically think of spring as the time of new beginnings. But this time of year is also full of fresh starts and opportunities for adventure right where we live. As September’s temperatures start to cool down from summer’s heat, it’s a great time to enjoy what’s waiting right outside your door. Take a look at just a few ways to stretch your legs, take a breather and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.
Try Your Luck in the Corn Maze
You simply can’t have fall without corn mazes, and lucky for us, there’s an amazing one right here in Littleton! The Denver Botanic Gardens‘ 7-acre corn maze will puzzle even the savviest of minds. Don’t worry, there’s a mini-maze for children 10 and under. Barrel train rides are included with every child Corn Maze ticket, and food vendors are on site, selling all your favorite fall treats. If you can, try to schedule your trip to the gardens during the weekend of October 8-10, when the Pumpkin Festival is taking place!
Catch a (Family-Friendly) Spooky Show
Who doesn’t love a Halloween-themed show? This time of year, there are so many great ones to check out. The Vintage Theater in Aurora is putting on Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein September 17 – October 31. If you want to see some rising talent, catch a performance of The Addams Family, put on by the 3rd – 6th Grade at the PAA on County Line in Highlands Ranch.
Take a Haunted Tour
Ghost tours are popular all year-round, but this time of year, they seem to be a little extra spooky. If you love all things ghosts, check out one of the area’s haunted tours! They’re not just for tourists; you can learn a lot about the history of the area that you probably don’t already know. The Dark Side of Denver offers several different ghost tours, as does Nightly Spirits, including pub crawls, food tours, and all-ages walking tours! The Fairmount Heritage Foundation also offers several walking tours at Fairmount and Riverside cemeteries. Get more information here!
Walk the Enchanted Forest at South Platte Park
Fall is the perfect time to get out in nature, and at South Platte Park, you can participate in a nature walk like nothing you’ve ever experienced! On October 16th, the forest will become enchanted with fairies, elves, and animal friends. Kids and adults can walk the trails, listen to live renaissance performers and see over a dozen live birds up close, including hawks, owls, and even golden eagles! Costumes are encouraged, and food is available during the event.
If you’re a beer lover, this time of year means one thing: Oktoberfest. The 51st Annual Denver Oktoberfest is being held just two blocks from Coors Field on September 17-19 and 24-26. This year, you can participate in events like competitive stein hoisting, keg bowling, or if you’re feeling brave, you can test your limits in the brat eating contest. There really is something for everyone! Kids are allowed in with an adult, and so are pups!
Paddle + Pints at the Cherry Creek Reservoir
Want to try something new while immersing yourself in the gorgeous fall scenery? Try out a Paddle + Pints, which is held every Thursday evening through September 30. Your admission cost includes the rental fees for a single kayak or paddleboard (double kayaks and paddleboards are also available for an additional fee), two hours on the water, one beer from a local brewery, and live entertainment. Do you have a four-legged friend who likes to get on the water, too? Dogs are allowed to join free of charge!
The Denver area is truly an amazing and beautiful place. Celebrate all it has to offer by taking some time to enjoy it! If you have any questions about the area – property management or otherwise – we’d love to help! Give us a call anytime: 720.928.9955