Things to Do in Indiana in the Fall

With fall soon approaching, there are several different activities planned throughout northern Indiana for you and your family to enjoy. Whether that means going to a local arts and crafts festival, enjoying a holiday beverage sampling event, or anything else, one thing is for sure: There is something for everyone to enjoy this season. Here are five things to do near northern Indiana this fall:

Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill

Discovering how apple cider is made is a featured event at Stuckey Farm Orchard & Cider Mill in Sheridan, IN. With 27 different types of apples growing from more than 4,000 trees, you can bank on there being plenty to do during a fall visit – not to mention the flashlight corn maze the pumpkin patch, and the farm’s famous apple cider donuts! At Stuckey Farm, you can view the process of making cider and enjoy a slew of additional well-attended events through the season including The Apple Butter Contest, Apple Fest, Pumpkin Fest, Cider Fest, and so much more.

Biking and Hiking Trails

There is something refreshing about taking a stroll outside during a cool, fall day, with the wind rustling the colorful leaves that fell on the ground, the early-setting sun providing the sky with all sorts of colors. What better way to experience this brilliant scenery than on one of the numerous hiking and biking trails that are located in Northwest Indiana? Whether on foot or on a bike, being out in the fall weather can do wonders for your health and your spirit. Oakwood Resort has plenty of trails that are stunningly beautiful and designed for a variety of activities, from walking to jogging to biking and hiking!


This fall take a visit to Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville to enjoy their annual Oktoberfest! Here you can celebrate all things German at this artisan creamery and organic dairy farm. From cow-milking demonstrations and a polka band to hayrides and a German Biergarten, there is no limit to the festivities at this Oktoberfest. Just a couple hours’ drive from Oakwood Resort is the promise of a good time celebrating Germany!

Syracuse Fall Carnival

If you’re searching for a fun way to spend the evening right near Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, Indiana, plan to attend the annual Syracuse Fall Carnival. The carnival starts at 6 p.m. on October 26 this year, and is a free event running until 8 p.m. that day at the Syracuse Community Center. Activities include costume contests, games, candy, prizes, crafts, and more.

The Haunted Thrill

Running on Friday, October 25 this year, Saturday, October 26, and Thursday, October 31 is The 7th Annual Haunted Thrill, an incredible haunted house event in Syracuse, Indiana. Located at Veteran’s Memorial Park at Crosson Mill, just $5.00 per person will grant you entry to a spooky good time at 7:30 each night. Famous for its authentic scares, The Haunted Thrill has made a name for itself as the most haunted park in northern Indiana – therefore, it’s not recommended for anyone who is under the age of 12.


There are many northern Indiana attractions to visit this fall season, and there is undoubtedly something for anyone. For those who enjoy exercising and spending time outdoors or those who enjoy the festivities that come along with the fall season, there is no limit to what northern Indiana offers.

For more information about how you can spend this fall season, contact Oakwood Resort for any questions you may have.