Go for a walk
It's that magical time of the year before you need ten thousand layers but you're not dripping in sweat the moment you walk out the door. Temperatures are topping out in the mid-seventies during the day, and you can finally wear your favorite hoodie at night. Take advantage of the weather and get outside. Whether you're walking around the block and you're hiking through the woods, breathe in the crisp air and get your legs moving.
If you're looking for a reason to be thankful you live in the Midwest, this is it. The fall colors are spectacular, but they won't be here for long. So roll the windows down, put in your favorite album, and cruise around the area to see all that mother nature has to offer.
Visit a farmers market
Need a pumpkin to carve? Or a pumpkin pie to eat? Stop at a local farmers market to support your community. Some markets provide live music. There's nothing better than drinking warm apple cider and listening to acoustic tunes.
Host a bonfire
Get all of your friends together and hang out by the fire. All you really need is good company and some logs to keep the fire burning, but it doesn't hurt to have s'mores supplies close by either.
Cheer on your favorite team
This is still a great time of year to get out there and root for your favorite squad. Grab some tailgating supplies and your lucky socks and get ready to lose your voice.
Autumn is full of inexpensive ways to have fun. Get creative and enjoy the season-it'll be snowing before you know it.