apples at adult living community in BeltonWhile we may still be enjoying—or enduring, depending on your particular inclination—warm weather here in Belton, it won’t be long now until the leaves begin changing colors and a chill starts to creep into the air. Fortunately, the end of summer doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor fun here in the Kansas City area. With autumn weather providing a respite from summer heat and the changing foliage adding a lovely backdrop, there’s plenty to do outside during the autumn months in and around Belton, MO.

Start out by taking the grandkids apple-picking and sample some of the delicious ciders available at the various cider mills in the area. The Louisburg Cider Mill is just a short drive away from the Lazy Acres adult living community in Belton, and they offer a wide variety of family fun—in addition to plenty of apples and great cider! The pumpkin patch and corn maze at the Louisburg Cider Mill open on September 16th, and Ciderfest 2016, featuring live entertainment, a craft fair, and plenty of delicious food, is happening the weekend of September 24th and 25th! Or if you want to stay right here in Belton, you can always visit Dunn’s Cider Mill for fresh apple cider and cider donuts!

Want to take the grandkids someplace a little more adventurous? You can’t beat the Kansas City Renaissance Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! The Renaissance Festival runs through October 16th, and has plenty of themed weekends. Of course, whenever you visit, there’ll be all the stage acts, jousting, and turkey legs that you’ve come to expect!

Family time is always fun, but sometimes you want to do something a little quieter, just for you. That’s a good time to visit the Plaza Art Fair, happening Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th at the Country Club Plaza. With more than 240 artists displaying their wares, as well as three live music stages and 23 restaurant booths, the Plaza Art Fair truly is “a celebration of art, food, culture, and music!”

There’s a little something for everyone at the Overland Park Fall Festival, happening September 24th from 6:30 in the morning until 5 in the evening. There’s a parade at 10 o’clock, along with arts and crafts, live music, plenty of food trucks, and a classic car show beginning at 11! Whatever you’re looking for in a community celebration, chances are they’ll have some of it at the Overland Park Fall Festival!

These are just a few of the many ways to enjoy the outdoors this autumn in and around Belton. Take a scenic drive to look at the changing leaves, or just stroll around one of our many parks to enjoy the crisp autumn air. However you prefer to enjoy the season, you’ll find something to love at the Lazy Acres adult living community in Belton. To learn more, call us any time during our regular business hours at (816) 331-4886 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you!