By: Sydney Morehart


Great Fall Activities:

Fall may provide the best season for activities for seniors as the weather is cooler and there are fewer crowds.

Whether it’s a drive through beautiful fall foliage, a visit to a local apple orchard, weekly dance classes or a trip to the local golf range – the Denver area plays host to some of the best options for fall activities!

For a list of local community centers with activities ranging from dance classes to book clubs, click here.

The 9 NEWS website is a great source of information on museum specials for seniors, local gardening clubs, tours of Coors’ Field, discounts on classes at local community colleges and other courses. For a complete list, visit the 9 NEWS website.

Those looking to escape the city may want to visit one of the many local farms to pick some apples and other seasonal produce or perhaps skip the picking and dive straight into an apple cider donut at Ya Ya Farm and Orchard. See below for a list of some of the local orchards that let you pick your own produce:


Apple Orchards:


Bolton’s Orchard and Farm Market

2357 L Road, Grand Junction, Colorado, CO (970) 241-9398

Mon – Sun, 2pm – 6pm

Bolton’s Orchards grow sun rippened fruits and vegetables on the high plateaus of Western Colorado. The unique climate and soils produces wonderfully sweet juicy fruit … apples, pears, peaches, plums, and cherries.


Ya Ya Farm & Orchard

6914 Ute Hwy, Longmont, Colorado, CO (303) 485-5585
Sept 10 – Oct 24, Fri & Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 9am – 3pm

A historic century-old farm, specializing in heirloom apples, offering family oriented activities and practicing organic methods. The farm will be open to the public – come have some cider and apple cider donuts and enjoy the farm and orchard. Apples and honey will be available for purchase. U-Pick is by reservation only.


Orchard Valley Organic Farm & Market

1612-4175 Drive, Paonia, Colorado, CO  (970) 527-6838

Memorial Day – Halloween, seven days a week, 9am – 6pm
Orchard Valley Farms is not only the growing place of the best sustainable local produce you’ll ever taste, it’s also a great place to get a taste of the country.


Happy Apple Farm

1190 1st. St., Penrose, Colorado, CO (719) 372-6300; Wed – Sun, 9am – 4:30pm

One of Colorado’s largest and most diversified pick-your-own fruit farms with thorn-less Blackberries, Raspberries, Pumpkins, fresh pressed Apple Cider and Local Honey. A family owned and operated business located in Southern Colorado in the small town of Penrose, it is just minutes away from Colorado Springs and only an hour and a half from Denver.


Whether you Fall schedule includes apple picking and pie backing, a few rounds of golf, some time in the garden, or joining a local book club – there are plenty of things to do to keep anyone active this fall.