Looking for fall fun? Our Red Tricycle Chicago writers know where to find it. We asked the adventuresome contributing writers to give you the scoop on their favorite thing to do with their family this time of year. From hidden-gem pumpkin patches to bountiful farmers’ markets, they’re all over it. Click through to meet our writers and discover their must-do’s.

Amy Bizzarri

Every Autumn, our family makes a trek to southwest Michigan where we spend an afternoon apple picking. We usually bring home a trunk filled with apples! They keep well on our Chicago back porch as the days get cooler, and they wind up in lunchboxes, pies, salads, muffins, cakes...just about everything! We like Jollay Orchards in Columa, Michigan. Another must-do in Autumn for our family is a trip to the Graue Mill in Oakbrook, where we watch how cornmeal is made using the grist mill. We enjoy a lovely hike along the trail from the mill to the Fullersburg Nature Center when the fall colors are in bloom, We never leave without a few bags of cornmeal, which we use to make cornbread for our Thanksgiving dinner.

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Photos: Courtesy of the writers; Jo Aaron photo by TK Photography