Off-Highway Vehicles are a Great Way to Enjoy Fall
Fall is my favorite time of the year. The weather is just right for a lot of outdoor activities, the holidays are fun memory makers, daily life moves at a comfortable pace, and most important of all, it’s easily the most scenic season. Don’t get me wrong, each season has good qualities, I just prefer fall the most. This is the time of year I can let my ATV tires guide me into the back country to take in the best that nature has to offer.
Think about it; as the intense heat of summer gives way to the comfortable chill of autumn, you don’t have to worry about sunburns, or heat, or swass. On the flipside, you’ve got to wear so many layers to keep out the bitter cold of winter that you aren’t comfortable enough to enjoy a good ride into the wilderness, not to mention all the snow you have to fight.
My Favorite Fall ATV Activities
In my view, the best ways to enjoy the soothing comfort that fall allows are all al fresco—outside. Here are just a few of the plethora of leisurely diversions that I indulge in this time of year.
Most of the hunters I know really do want to bag that trophy elk or moose, but more and more these adventures are about camaraderie; spending time with family and friends in an outdoor setting, splashing ATV mud tires through the last remnants of a rainstorm, and sitting around the fire telling stories of the big one that got away.
The nights are a bit chillier so bundle up before bed. Nevertheless, camping in the off-season is a hidden gem that most people won’t ever experience. Because school is back in session most of the summer crowds are gone. Autumn camping is a sure-fire way to enjoy peace and quiet.
If you live in New England, or the upper Midwest like Michigan or Wisconsin, you never get used to the natural splendor all around you. Here in the Rocky Mountains where I live, you have to put on a good set of Maxxis Bighorns or something equally durable to challenge the rough trails in order to find nature’s most majestic color palettes. But once you do, the reward is worth it. There’s nothing like sitting atop a ten thousand-foot peak, looking down across a wide canyon, and seeing nothing but beauty. It’s as if nature created new colors just for you.
In the United States, fall-time holidays include Columbus Day, Halloween, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving. Don’t forget the many other events and celebrations that aren’t known quite as well; Sadie Hawkins Day, Boss’ Day, National Novel Writing Month, and the oh so therapeutic “Barbie and Barney Backlash Day.”
Enjoy Autumn On Your ATV
No matter how you choose to take pleasure in autumn, try it on your off-highway vehicles. Think of all that fresh air you’ll get to breath. Lose yourself in childhood memories while listening to the crackle of the orange, red, brown, yellow, and tan leaves beneath you as your ATV wheels turn unhurriedly along a forest path. Slow down and take it all in. You won’t get another chance for a year.