Fall has arrived to downtown Caldwell with crisp air and a gorgeous spectrum of reds, golds and ambers. The dog days of Summer are behind us, and there is plenty to look forward to! With so many activities to partake in, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you’re seeking a bucket-list worthy experience or just wanting to find somewhere cozy to read a book and sip on a mug of hot apple cider, this list of activities fulfill any Autumn lover’s dreams!
- A stroll by Indian Creek: Embrace the Fall Colors
As the leaves change from vibrant greens to a mesmerizing palette of reds, oranges and yellows, Indian Creek becomes a natural canvas for the season’s colors. You’ll be tempted to capture the picturesque scenery with your camera, as every twist and turn of the creek reveals a new, Instagram-worthy view.
- Fall Fun, Football and Tailgating
Tailgating is a time-honored American tradition that combines elements of culinary indulgence, camaraderie and team spirit. Get ready to indulge in a wide array of dishes, from hamburgers and hotdogs on the barbeque, to sandwiches and finger foods, while partaking in some pre-game entertainment. College of Idaho fans know warm-up for the main event: games like cornhole, ladder toss and frisbee are a great way to come together and revel in the anticipation of the big game. Join the festivities by wearing purple and cheering for the home team!
- Wrap yourself in Fall’s Warmth and Comfort with Flannels
As the first cool breeze of autumn sweeps through downtown Caldwell, reach for a flannel shirt to embrace the season. You can find flannel shirts in a variety of colors and patterns that allow you to express your personal style at Crafty Jonesy Boutique. The owner and designer, Amber Jones, can create the perfect personalized flannel to wear to your next bonfire or cozy evening by the fireplace.
- A Coffee Shop and Bakery for Fall Delights
At this local coffeeshop, every sip is a delight, every bite is a treat, and every corner holds a surprise. Flying M is the perfect place to find fall pastries that exude warmth and comfort. Their baked goods are often infused with the rich and aromatic flavors of fall, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and pumpkin spice. Owner and coffee connoisseur, Tori McKim, recommends nibbling on a flaky croissant while you enjoy locally made Apple Cider, steeped in their house-made spice blend and drizzled with homemade caramel. This is your invitation to savor the moment and embrace the simple pleasures of the season.
- Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Bluebird Confection’s Fall-Inspired Chocolates
As you step through the door of this downtown chocolate and caramel shop, you’ll be immediately captivated by its enchanting aesthetics. Glistening jars filled with an array of sweet delights line the counters, inviting you to sample chocolates crafted with premium cocoa and handcrafted caramels. Your taste buds will be enveloped with the flavors of the season when you try an Apple Pie Whiskey Caramel or a Blood Orange Truffle. Bluebird Confections is more than just a place to buy candy; it’s an experience that will make your sweetest autumn dreams come true.
Photo Credit: All Things Caldwell, Flying M Coffee Garage Caldwell, Crafty Jonesy, Bluebird Confections