Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Family Friendly Fall Activities

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The hills are alive with the sound of music....but seriously it's gorgeous in Lake Tahoe right now. Perfect temps make it easy to get outside and enjoy everything the Sierra Mountains have to offer. We've been doing just that the last few weekends. When you know snow is just around the corner you soak up as much sunshine as you can.

If you're like us then you're probably on the hunt for family (aka toddler) friendly activities. I rounded up our favorite Lake Tahoe activities you can do any weekend whether or not you have the kiddos.

Four ways to get outside this Fall

Leaf Peeping
You know it's fall when the leaves start to turn and honestly it's something I never really experienced growing up in southern California. Hence why I love to drive out to Hope Valley and soak in all the beautiful fall colors. It's a peaceful excursion and the photos don't do it justice.

(Def.) Leaf peeping is an informal term in the United States for the activity in which people travel to view and photograph the fall foliage in areas where leaves change colors in autumn.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking
Apple Hill is located about an hour west of Lake Tahoe making an easy before or after stop for those driving from the Sacramento/SF area. We make a trip every fall to pick apples and pumpkins. This year was especially fun for Emerson. As she was excited to pull the wagon around and collect all the pumpkins. This has turned into a family tradition. See more HERE.

Fall hikes are perfect for a few reasons the trails aren't as busy and the weather is usually perfect. Don't forget sunscreen or water! Lately I've found it easier to grab a big bottle of smartwater for hikes rather than packing two water bottles for easy sharing.

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Watch the Kokanee Run
This is a must. Each autumn, from late September through mid-October, mature kokanee salmon, transform from silver-blue color to a fiery vermilion, and run up Taylor Creek, near South Lake Tahoe.

From Memorial Day weekend through October, the Stream Profile Chamber at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center is an opportunity to see the trout and Kokanee salmon of Lake Tahoe up close. It is located on Highway 89 about a 1 mile west of Camp Richardson in South Lake Tahoe, CA.

While I love to cook typically after a busy day it's the last thing I want to do. I pretty much just want something tasty and fast. Enter my secret weapon Healthy Choice® Power Bowls! Yup, I like to keep a few on hand just in case I need something quick.

They're hearty and won't blow my macros either #winning. Every Power Bowl is made with an intentional balance of vegetables, proteins and whole grains to fuel your lifestyle. For example my favorite bowl, Adobo Chicken Bowl, only has 8 f/ 38 c/ 26 p! Knowing every Power Bowl is made with an combination of bold flavors and simple ingredients makes me happy.

As a mom on-the-go my goal is to keep our fridge and freeze stocked. How do I do that? Simple I keep a running list of items I need on the fridge so when I go to the store I won't forget anything thing. Like I mentioned above, it's imperative to have meals and water you can just grab and go. Hence why I keep Healthy Choice® Power Bowls and smartwater items on hand. They make my life easier one bowl at a time :)

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Your turn... What's your favorite fall activity?


  1. All of these activities are great, I'd do these even without kids! :)

  2. Lake Tahoe in the fall sounds AMAZING! So many great activities! #client

  3. I love it! Nothing is quite like fall in the mountains!