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Fall Activities in Your State That You Can do With O2

Posted by Erin Lowry on Oct 14, 2018 4:07:40 AM

 

fall activities in your state that you can do with o2

Though here in Denver it is currently near freezing, there are a few places to travel this fall for beautiful greenery and easy access for those with oxygen.

By the end of October most of the state has changed colors, so it is important to get out and go travel before the weather gets too cold.

November 12th is estimated for most of the country to change colors according to Travel and Leisure.

For the states surrounding the Great Lakes and border Canada (Maine, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, and Minnesota) the season begins to noticeably change before most of the country.

The Rocky Mountains also change early on in the season (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho, and Montana), as early as October 15th.

Nearly every state will have amazing views throughout the next month, so it is up to you to pick which state you want to visit.

Even if you do not want to go hike there are other ways to explore each state by seeing the colors another way or just visiting local festivals.

If you are driving or flying, make sure your O2 comes with a car charger or if you are flying make sure you have enough battery life to last the flight time and a half (a 2 hour flight will need 3 hours of battery).

Make sure you have all important documents and medical records for your O2 and yourself.

Alabama:

There are a few state parks to go see in Alabama to see the colors, such as Oak Mountain State Park, Bankhead National Forest, Joe Wheeler State Park, and Lake Guntersville State Park.

Rent a cabin in DeSoto State Park or Cheaha State Park and curl up inside while you watch the leaves change outside.

Alaska:

Though Alaska is cold in the winter, many people prefer to visit in the summer, but not many people go in the fall.

Fall is the best time to visit Alaska, as the leaves begin to change, and the temperature is just right.

Anchorage is a great place to visit in the fall, as there is a nice nightlife, beautiful trails, places to camp, train rides and the northern lights (Salmon Berry Tours).

Fairbanks is a great place to visit in the fall as well, viewing the UA Museum of the North and the Antique Auto Museum, visit with Reindeer (Running Reindeer Ranch), and ride a train back to Anchorage.

Arizona:

Opposite of Alaska, many believe that Arizona is too warm, but it is perfect for the fall season.

The Grand Canyon Railway transforms into the only known Pumpkin Patch Train, the train takes a detour into a hidden pumpkin patch where you can pick pumpkins to take home.

Mount Lemmon is another great place to visit, the downtown is a great place to explore and see unique houses and the trees are changing into a beautiful new hue.

Arkansas:

One of the cool things to do in Arkansas is to take the Fall Foliage Train, going through the Ozarks to see all the beautiful colors.

Head to Lake Charles State Park for the Annual Fall Festival for hayrides, fun games, live music, food and more.

California:

Visiting the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the fall is the best time to see the aspens changing colors, and is a beautiful drive down US Highway 395.

Hearst Castle does nightly tours that can give a look at the castle during the night.

Or you can always visit Napa Valley wineries and look at the beautiful views they have year-round.

Colorado:

Though it can cost a bit, flying to Telluride can be a beautiful flight that shows all the aspens and then you land in a beautiful town.

If you enjoy beer and food, you can visit the Stanley Beer Hall at Stanley Marketplace in Denver and get craft beer as well as French-inspired food.

Train rides are great in the fall and Colorado is no different, you can take a ride on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and get a great fall-inspired meal.

Connecticut:

Take a boat down the Connecticut River, look at the beautiful change of colors along the shore. It can be cold but it can lead to beautiful pictures.

Connecticut is filled with cozy and antique B&B’s, so packing up for a long weekend and hiding away in a beautiful B&B can be a lot of fun, and you may see the leaves changing outside.

Explore the Sculpture Mile in downtown Madison and admire the art done by nationally acclaimed artists.

Delaware:

Take a drive down the Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway, it is 12.25 miles long and takes you past water-powered mills and breathtaking gardens.

If you want to stay in you can go walk around the Christiana Mall in Wilmington which is the only tax-free mall along the East Coast.

You can wander the Longwood Gardens which not only has beautiful flowers, it also has garden fountains and art sculptures throughout.

Florida:

A very popular tourist activity to do in Florida is to go manatee signings in the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Homosassa.

Go enjoy some good food and wine at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This festival lasts for weeks compared to normal festivals that are only a few days.

Another fun thing to do while in Florida is to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, just keep an eye out for the launch schedule.

Georgia:

A fun drive to take through Georgia is the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway-CNF to see the beautiful mountains covered in the fall colors.

Oktoberfest is a yearly celebration in Helen, you can get to enjoy the great foods while looking at the Blue Ridge Mountains and Sautee Valley all around.

Another active way to get outside this fall but still make it something manageable for those with O2 is to do a guided canoe tour. The Chattahoochee Nature Center offers tours by canoe, we recommend calling ahead to check available and see if there is any accommodations for those on O2.

Hawaii:

Though Hawaii is warm year-round, there are some fun things to do in the fall including taking a helicopter ride over the islands.

During September and October there are a handful of conventions and festivals going on, like the Aloun Farms Pumpkin Festival.

You can even relax on the beach and enjoy listening to the waves to relax and then enjoy a buffet at the hotel.

Idaho:

A unique fall festival to Idaho is the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, where sheep are able to run through Main Street and there are also cooking classes, dinner and lamb tastings.

You can also visit the World Center for Birds of Prey and until November 4th you can see the flight shows every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A fun outdoor activity in Idaho is the Highland Games & World Fair in Mountain Home Idaho. Lasting 3 days filled with fun, food, kilts, Scottish accents and beautiful scenery it is a fun, unique event to participate or just attend.

Illinois:

If you want to visit Illinois in the fall, Chicago is a fun city to wander around and explore. You are able to dodge in and out of shops to keep warm and have coffee, or you can go downtown to explore Millennium Park.

Illinois is filled with orchards and corn mazes, a very popular one for the locals is the Jonamac Orchard and Corn Maze. With a 10-acre corn maze and hayrides it is fun for the whole family.

Marion IL puts on a farmer’s market from April to the beginning of November, with fresh veggies and homemade baked goods, soaps and plants.

Iowa:

Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad turns into the Pumpkin Express train on October 6th, 13th or 20th and heads to a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Jester Park Equestrian Center is right outside of Des Moines and is a great way to enjoy the fall scenery from a horse-drawn wagon ride, make sure to give them a call ahead of time because they do book up quickly.

If you want to explore Dubuque, check out the Fenelon Place Elevator that takes you up to overlook the city, the Mississippi River, Illinois and Wisconsin.

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Kansas:

Yoder is a town filled with Amish heritage, you can get great authentic food in the restaurants nearby or you can catch a ride on a buggy.

Depending on your love of sports, you can enjoy a sunny Saturday football day at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, enjoy the food, fans and football.

Though it occurs earlier in the year, you can visit the Kansas State Fair, filled with butter sculptures, pig races and 4-H competitions.

Kentucky:

Try out the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and enjoy the fall colors throughout the ride.

Colorfest at Bernheim Forest is a fun colorful event that is free to the public, the only charge is a $10 per car environmental fee to non-members. There are pumpkin launches, hayrides, a large haymaze and even more fun.

Louisville Jack O’Lantern Spectacular occurs from the middle of October to the beginning of November. Thousands of pumpkins are lined along a quarter-mile trail displayed as an art show.

Louisiana:

New Orleans hosts the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival filled with the sandwiches loved by many, it often occurs in early November.

Another good festival in Louisiana is the NOLA Beignet Festival, held in early October, Crescent City helps bring awareness to autism while enjoying the tasty pastry.

Chuck Fest is another big festival that those who love music, art, food and drink are bound to enjoy. Held in October, with five stages for live music, thousands attend and have a great time.

Maine:

As we focus on the fall colors, the Fall Foliage Festival is perfect for this. Located in Boothbay Harbor over the Columbus Day weekend, it celebrates the season, featuring live music, food, train rides, antique cars, pumpkin carving and a craft show.

Packing up in for the weekend and hiding away in a B&B in Bethel allows you to be near delicious foods, ski resorts and a really cool bridge.

Hopping onto a boat and taking a lobster boat tour is a way to look at the beautiful water and even more beautiful changing trees.

Maryland:

The Catoctin Colorfest is a great festival for handcrafted jewelry, crafts, and a lot of great foods. The festival has been going on since 1963 and is one of the largest outdoor craft shows on the East Coast (don’t forget the surrounding is beautiful fall leaves).

Another festival that has been going on for years is the Seafood Festival in mid-October in St. Marys. There will be the National Oyster Shucking Championships, as well as seafood and beer tastings.

Maryland enjoys their festivals, so you can’t miss the Annual Autumn Glory Festival. This 5 day celebration with parades, concerts, art exhibits, and craft shows is perfect to enjoy the weather outside before it gets too cold and see the cute historical towns and the leaves changing around you.

Massachusetts:

A beautiful color changing spot in Massachusetts is in Boston. A lot of the parks in Boston change between October and the beginning of November, walk or even take a bike tour through the town. If you chose to bike, make sure you have a backpack for your oxygen so you don’t have to fumble around with trying to hold it.

If you are more interested in indoor activities and enjoy the smell of baked pie without having to make it, check out the Yankee Candle village. They have over 200 different scents of candles, but maybe just come home with 1 or 2!

Asa Waters Mansion is a great combination of history and the beautiful colors outside. You can visit the mansion on your trip, but make sure you call ahead in case the mansion is reserved for weddings or meetings.

Michigan:

If art is something you enjoy, check out Detroit’s Eastern Market. In September, nearly 50 artists head to the market to paint murals around the market, and you may even get to chat with some of them. 

In Traverse City, you can find the Chateau Chantal, a beautiful winery that you can stay overnight at. With a cozy bed and breakfast, as well as gourmet food, and views of the vineyard and bay, what isn’t to love?

Driving along M-26 in the Upper Peninsula, you can ride through Copper Country State Forest and get views of the beautiful leaves changing. Don’t forget your car charger for your O2!

Minnesota:

You can enjoy Minneapolis’ Fall Festival towards the end of October on Main Street. Kids can trick or treat, get a free pumpkin to decorate and even hold a costume contest while you can stroll through the shops downtown.

Head to Eidem Homestead for harvest, pressing fresh cider, cooking fall treats and enjoy a hayride, a fun way to spend time with your family and see the leaves change.

If you prefer to stay inside, take a trip to the Spam Museum in Austin, or the Bell Museum in St. Paul both are fun museums with rare artifacts.

Mississippi:

A popular festival in Laurel is the Loblolly Festival, a one-day festival made to celebrate the towns sawmill history, with chainsaw artists who do live art during the festival.

If you prefer an indoor activity, go check out the Carthage Oktoberfest in the Carthage Coliseum. Not only can you enjoy great food and beer, but it is also one of the oldest indoor arts and crafts fair in the state.

Or you can go enjoy the Tupelo Automobile Museum, filled with a lot of classic cars kept in great shape. It is a great museum to explore and wander if it ends up being too cold outside.

Missouri:

The city of Shawnee hosts a Scarecrow Festival every year, providing supplies and pumpkins to decorate and some merchants will participate in the scarecrow-making contest, turning into the Straw Man Street.

If you love dogs and have one of your own, try visiting Dogtober Fest, which provides your dog with contests, games, demonstrations and workshops for your dog.

Even if you are not a fan of beer, visiting the Anheuser-Busch Brewery is a lot of fun. It is a fun tour that shows you more about how beer is made and fills you in on the unique history of the company.

Montana:

Take a ride on a Red Bus tour through the mountains to see the leaves changing and how beautiful the surrounding nature is. You can take different length bus rides throughout and end at an inn to stay at overnight.

If you want the views without the hike, hop on Beartooth Highway, heading into the snowcapped mountains, and reach up to 10,000 feet on the highway. Check road conditions before you head out, as it can snow much more in the mountains, making the drive unsafe.

Take a trip to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, a non-profit organization to educate the public about grizzly bears and gray wolves. With a museum as well, you can learn about bears in art, literature and folklore.

Nebraska:

The first weekend in November is the Autumn Festival: And Arts & Crafts Affair, held in Ralston. With hundreds of artists and crafters on display, and hourly gift certificate drawings, it’s a fun event for everyone!

If its too cold when you visit, pop inside the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland. Check online to see their upcoming events and temporary exhibits.

Check out the state parks that offer you to stay in the park. You can rent a cabin in both Ponca and Mohoney, but they fill up quickly so plan in advance.

Nevada:

Take a trip to the Nevada State Capitol and walk the grounds. As the leaves change you can take in the beauty of the capitol building surrounded by the changing leaves.

Rent a cabin in the mountains for a getaway and great view. You can enjoy the beautiful changing colors around and relax by the fire.

Attending the Pumpkin Palooza in the middle of October for a pumpkin derby, marshmallow shooting, costume parade, carnival games, live music, pumpkin seed spitting contest, pumpkin pie eating contest and a mummy wrapping contest.

New Hampshire:

Take a scenic ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway up the Northeast’s highest summit. Enjoy the views on a clear day and look at New England.

Hangout by Lake Winnipesaukee to see the great views of the lake with the leaves changing along the shore. With a handful of inns and a few surrounding restaurants, you can relax by the indoor pools or go out to the local restaurants.

If you want to try dog sledding, now is the time with Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel. All season long you can meet the dogs, help the musher harness and hitch up the dogs and then enjoy the ride and beautiful views.

New Jersey:

Hop on the Great Pumpkin Train and ride through the beautiful scenery of Western New Jersey. Once you arrive at the pumpkin patch, everyone can get off and the children can pick out their pumpkins for free.

Visiting the Ralston Cider Mill Museum during the weekend in October is a seasonal treat. The only operating cider mill in New Jersey is also a privately funded museum to help educate those of all ages.

West Milford Autumn Lights Festival occurs one night in the middle of October. It is a celebration of when West Milford got their first traffic light 20 years ago. With music, vendors, child games, activities and rides for those of all ages to enjoy.

New Mexico:

Check out the Dia De Muertos Art Festival the first weekend in November, filled with arts and crafts, performances, costume competition and an interactive art exhibition.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is in the middle of October. You get to see tons of hot air balloons high in the sky as well as learn more about hot air balloons, enjoy live music, arts and crafts show and food.

While in Albuquerque check out the Dragon Lights, which is a Chinese cultural festival. With large fully-illuminated lanterns, performances and special handicrafts. There are nightly shows and themed weekends, lasting from mid-October to the first weekend in December.

New York:

While in New York, check out The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley, with more than 7,000 glowing carved pumpkins put into different shapes along the river it is a fun event to attend.

In the middle of October, New York opens its door to the historical buildings of the city. Historical sites such as the Brooklyn Army Terminal, and the Little Red Lighthouse in Washington Heights will be open for people to tour and explore.

If you want to visit New York over Thanksgiving we recommend going to watch the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade. Make sure to get there early to get a good seat and check the parade route to find where you would like to be.

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North Carolina:

Depending on how early you want to visit North Carolina, you can see the monarch migration. Visit Blue Ridge Parkway at Cherry Cove (Milepost 415.7) and Wagon Road Gap (Milepost 412.2) for the best chance to see the butterflies.

Go outside and visit the Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham to look at the fall colors and beautiful scenery.

Or you can check out the Carolina Balloon Fest in Statesville and enjoy the beautiful hot air balloons as well as the beautiful scenery around it.

North Dakota:

While in North Dakota, take a trip to the International Peace Garden to see the border between North Dakota/Manitoba. Created in 1932 as a promise of peace between the countries. Not only does the garden have over 6,000 cactus and succulents as well as trees that change with the season.

Take a ride down the Enchanted Highway, from “Geese in Flight” exit 72 in Gladstone to “Tin Family” near Regent. You will see “Deer Hopping,” “Grasshoppers,” “Fisherman’s Dream,” “Pheasants on the Prairie,” and “Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again” along you drive.

Check out the Big One Art & Craft Fair in November to get some Christmas shopping done, as well as explore one of the state’s best events.

Ohio:

Take a trip to the Ohio Renaissance Festival, which is one of the best fall festivals in the country. Going until Christmas eve, you have a lot of time to go visit the 16th century festival.

If you want to check out the leaves here, hop on the open-air train on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway in October. During the month they run Thursday thru Sunday in order for everyone to get their view of the leaves.

A unique opportunity in Ohio is the canal boat rides that are offered May thru October, but what makes it even more unique is that the boat is mule-drawn, make sure to check out them as well as the changing leaves around them.

Oklahoma:

Oklahoma offers great views along their Talimena National Scenic Byway, which is a 54-mile winding road with views of beautiful leaves changing colors. Check it out between late October and early November, and don’t forget your O2 car charger.

After you check out the leaves, head to Broken Arrow for Nouveau Chocolates, a small old-style store that still follows traditional Belgian chocolate-making methods. You can grab some chocolate as well as tea or coffee.

Check out the cabins in Beavers Bend State Park (Broken Bow) and Greenleaf State Park (Braggs) for a great mini-vacation surrounded by leaves changing colors. Build a warm fire and get cozy inside while you enjoy the views outside.

Oregon:

One of the best byways in Oregon is the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, with views of volcanoes, cinder cones, and lava flows. The views are beautiful to look at and even better when accompanied by fall colors. You will go through Crater Lake Nation Park and can head all the way to the California border.

An event you can’t miss is the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, which consists of competitors paddling through the water in a pumpkin. Though participating may be out of your league, watching is free entertainment, and you can participate in pumpkin golf, costume contests, pumpkin carving and pie eating.

Lastly, take a trip to the historic town of St. Helens. Only 45 minutes outside of Portland, you can enjoy the town that was used for a classic Halloween movie, Halloweentown. They light the Great Pumpkin in the city plaza and the city keeps with traditions with ghost talks, face paintings and tons of costume shops.

Pennsylvania:

The National Dog Show Presented by Purina is held in Oaks, PA and is a great event for the whole family. You can enjoy watching dogs preform for their owners (and you) and take it the event as a whole!

Head to Lancaster to check out the TASTE! Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits, enjoy the wide variety of foods from around the world, and then sip some wine, spirits and craft beer.

The Head of the Ohio Regatta (located in Pittsburgh) is a great event to watch rowers from around the country during this two-day event. There are a variety of distances, and age groups to watch over the two-day event.

Rhode Island:

Check out the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular in Providence, every year over 5,000 carved pumpkins line the paths at Roger Williams Park Zoo. During the evening there are lighting effects along the trail.

The Blackstone Valley Explorer takes passengers on a 45 minutes guided tour along the Blackstone River from the start of summer until mid-October. If you visit in October you will get to see the leaves changing, as well as pass by some of the most historical sites from the industrial revolution.

The weekend after Labor Day, head to Providence for the Rhode Island Seafood Festival. With live music, and samples of some of the best seafood in the Northeast.

South Carolina:

If you love BBQ, head to Squealin’ on the Square in Laurens. This event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, with more than just food, you can explore arts and crafts, food vendors, live music, a car show, antique tractor show and ending with a fireworks display.

In Greenville, you can join in the Fall for Greenville event, where 46 restaurants offer their food while you enjoy live music on four stages.

Stop in Pickens for the Pumpkin Festival, look through arts and crafts, music, and food. Bring a chair and blanket to relax and look at the colors of the leaves around you.

South Dakota:

Head to Custer State Park in late September to watch the Buffalo Roundup. With nearly 1,300 buffalo headed over the hills into the corrals, the event is one to not miss.

A South Dakota National treasure is the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Check out the view, learn more about why those presidents were chosen in a short movie and check out the lit sculpture in the evening.

Take a car ride on Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, and go through dense forests, walls of limestone and catch some beautiful waterfalls. Don’t forget to grab your O2 car charger.

Tennessee:

Head to Cleveland, TN for the Apple Festival held in October for arts and crafts, hayrides, the Apple Talent Show, music, food and an apple dessert contest.

Take a trip to Radnor Lake for wonderful views mixed with beautiful fall colors. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic by the water.

Cheekwood Harvest is perfect for fall, with over 5,000 chrysanthemums in their autumn colors while you explore Robertson Ellis Color Garden and the Turner Seasons Garden.

Texas:

Head to the Texas State Fair to explore the biggest state fair in the state. Lasting for 24 days, check out the livestock, carnival rides, fried foods and the big football game between Texas and Oklahoma.

Visit the nation’s largest renaissance festival in Texas. Head to the Texas Renaissance Festival to flashback to the 16th century and explore the 300 art and craft booths.

If you don’t want to be in New York on Thanksgiving head down to Texas for their Thanksgiving Day celebration. The HEB Holiday parade kicks off the holiday season in Houston.

Utah:

Gardener Village puts on a witch hunt every year from the middle of September to the end of October. Follow the scavenger hunt to find all the witches and then head back to the bakery for a discounted treat.

Head to the Utah State Fair Ground for Pumpkin Nights, for a ½ mile walk through carved pumpkins lite up. They even made a dragon out of pumpkins, so check it out between October to the first week in November.

Visit Ashton Gardens for the Scarecrow Festival to see tons of scarecrows that you can vote on. There is a fee for non-Thanksgiving Point members, but you do get to visit the entire garden.

Vermont:

Head to Peru for the fair for a one-day street fair that has a pig roast, music and craft beer all while you get to enjoy the cute downtown and beautiful surrounding area.

Hop on the gondola at Stowe Mountain Resort and head up Vermont’s highest peak. You can enjoy looking at all the leaves changing colors on your ride up to the top, and back down again.

Go explore Grafton as the leaves begin to change and admire the restored town. You can also checkout galleries, museums, cheesemaking and syrup tapping.

Virginia:

Head to the Urbanna Oyster Festival for over 50 food vendors and a lot of oysters. There is also arts and crafts, an auto show, live music and historical boats in the marina.

Ride the train into Clifton for the Clifton Day Festival is the Sunday before Columbus Day. The Festival has arts and crafts, demonstrations, antiques, a market, music and great food.

Head to Mount Vernon for George Washington’s mansion for 500 acres of gardens, farms and forests with colorful views of the leaves around you. Not only are you learning about history, but you get to explore the beautiful views.

Washington:

Green Bluff Apple Festival in Spokane is the place to be in later September to early October. Multiple farms and orchards that are a part of the Spokane Green Bluff Growers gather together for the festival. There are fresh apple products (apple cider, apple donuts, apple pie, etc) as well as enjoy mazes, booths, food and pumpkin picking.

In early October the community around Port Angeles celebrates the fall season with seafood. The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival is filled with crab feeds, chowder cookoffs, a grab-a-crab tanks, and chef demonstrations. You can explore the booths with food, arts and crafts, a run, art, wine and beer garden and live music all weekend.

Or hop in the car and take a scenic drive down highway 202 as you follow the Snoqualmie River. This drive is filled with beautiful waterfalls and leaves changing colors, start at Woodinville and continue into Redmond.

West Virginia:

The Apple Butter Festival is a fun festival that includes great food, arts and crafts, games and contests. If you head to the main square you will see spicy apple butter in giant copper kettles.

A fun event to watch is the Bridge Day Festival, as you head to the New River Gorge Bridge to watch hundreds of people BASE jump off of the bridge and 876 feet into the Gorge. There are thousands that come to watch, so make sure you get there early!

If you are ready for the holiday season early, stop by the West Virginia Arts & Crafts Christmas Spectacular in Morgantown. Get your holiday shopping done early and enjoy the fun family festivities the first weekend in November.

Wisconsin:

Mid-September is the perfect time for the Wo-Zha-Wa Days Fall Festival in downtown Wisconsin Dells. Wo-Zha-Wa means “time of fun”, and this festival is filled with just that! From a flea market to arts and crafts fair and great food and carnival rides, what is there not to enjoy?

Head to St. Croix Falls the first weekend in October for AutumnFest, a festival to celebrate the leaves changing colors with a market, arts and crafts, and local vendors.

For the 3rd weekend in September you can wander around Milwaukee and tour historical buildings that are normally not open to the public. You can tour the Courthouse, local theaters and even do a hard hat tour of the Miller Brewery (it sells out fast so plan ahead)!

Wyoming:

Hop on the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram up to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain to see the nature around you changing colors. You get a full 360 view around you, and you may just see some wildlife as well.

Similarly to those who actually were a part of the Oregon Trail, you can take a horse-drawn wagon though the valleys and buttes that the frontiersmen did before you.

Head to the Wyoming Balloon Company for a hot air balloon to soar over the Grand Teton National Park, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Snake River. It’s a morning ride so make sure you are up in time to go!

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Conclusion:

Even though it can be hard to find things to do when you have supplemental O2, there are a few things to do in every state that are fun and filled with beautiful scenery in the fall seasons.

Don’t let your oxygen hold you back from enjoying festivals with friends and family this fall, as it is the perfect time to see colorful leaves and get some fresh apples.

If there is something you want to do but are unsure if you can make it work, call ahead and discuss with the company/event possible accommodations.

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