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Fall for an escape: Simple autumn activities

Cape Girardeau is one of the Midwest’s greatest locations to soak up fall vibes. The cooler temps and shorter days are in full effect – not to mention the array of vibrant foliage. Here are some of the best ways you can escape the busy schedule and make the most of autumn.


  1. Grab a bike or your walking shoes
    Breathe in the crisp morning air as you wander along one of Cape’s many recreation trails. Hop on your bike and ride up and down the riverfront as the Mississippi shrugs off last night’s fog, or ride along the Cape Lacroix trail for a scenic journey through nature. Make sure your bike has a basket for all your picnic supplies…


  1. Find a cozy patch of grass
    If you can’t find a relaxing space along the trail, then a visit to one of Cape’s numerous parks should do it. Autumn is the ideal picnic season. There are fewer bugs, and the sun’s heat is far tamer than summer months. Pack a blanket and your favorite soup for a complete aromatic experience.


  1. Sip seasonal coffee
    No fall excursion is complete without a taste of the season’s coffee flavors. Put on your favorite comfy sweater, savor a hot cup of brew and crack the spine on a book you’ve been meaning to read. Several of Cape’s cafés offer relaxing outdoor seating so you can lose yourself in the senses of the moment.


  1. Catch a football game
    Football season is in full swing and the Southeast Redhawks are always entertaining. Don some black and red, and show up early to take advantage of the tailgate scene. It’s a great excuse to mingle with friends and cheat on your diet.


These are just some of the activities you’ll find us enjoying this season. If you find the leisure life isn’t for you, check out our events page to see what’s happening around town.


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