Summer may be lingering, but fall is right around the corner — and we all know that Colorado is spectacular in autumn.

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Despite warm temperatures, the Centennial State is already gearing up for cooler weather, so you might as well start planning now. Break out the calendar, and check out six fun-filled things to do in Northern Colorado this fall:

1. Take a drive to see the fall colors.

According to the Colorado State University Forest Service, Colorado's fall colors will peak in September and last through early October.

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There are several road trips you can take for optimal fall-color viewing. Find out more here.

2. Visit the pumpkin patch.

Thanks to the Armstrong Hotel, we know that there are tons of family-friendly pumpkin patches all over Northern Colorado.

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Some of the most popular patches include The Bartels Farm in Fort Collins, Tigges Farm in Greeley, and the Osborn Farm in Loveland.

3. Get scared at a haunted house.

You don't have to travel all the way to Denver to get a Halloween thrill. From Erie to Fort Collins, Northern Colorado has plenty of haunted houses to explore.

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See a list of the most notorious haunted houses on the Front Range here.

4. Enjoy a cup of pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin spice lattes are officially back at Starbucks, and Colorado's own Ziggi's Coffee has rolled out its fall menu.

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Don't forget to try the fall beers at Odell Brewing Co. and New Belgium Brewing.

5. Go apple picking.

Pumpkins aren't the only fruit you need to get your hands on this fall.

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Take a trip down to Ault and go apple picking at Adam's Apple Orchard & Country Store.

6. Cheers to Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest isn't just a thing in Germany. Northern Colorado can get its pretzels, beer, and lederhosen on too.

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Click here for your ultimate guide to local Oktoberfest events in 2022.


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