Embracing Autumn: Top Fall Activities in and Around Lynnwood

As the hot summer temps give way to the crisp and colorful days of fall, Lynnwood comes alive with the bright colors and a plethora of seasonal activities.  From iconic Pacific Northwest fall drives to scenic hikes and pumpkin-themed everything, here are some of the top fall activities to enjoy in Lynnwood.

1. Take a Scenic Fall Drive

Forget that trip to the East Coast! Located in beautiful Snohomish County, Lynnwood is on the doorstep of some of the most breathtaking fall drives in the U.S. Grab your favorite fall drink and a cozy sweater and embark on a picturesque ferry journey towards Kingston to uncover the treasures of the Olympic Peninsula. Alternatively, venture northeast to discover the renowned Cascade Loop or opt for a northern route along Chuckanut Drive. These routes offer a diverse range of landscapes, from majestic mountains and meandering rivers to breathtaking vistas of the Puget Sound. Lynnwood serves as the perfect starting point, allowing you to relish some of Washington’s most captivating autumn drives while immersing yourself in the natural splendor of the Pacific Northwest.

Learn more about scenic drives from Lynnwood

2. Fall Foliage Hikes

Lynnwood is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, and one of the best ways to experience it during the fall is by going on a scenic hike. Trails like the Lunds Gulch/Meadowdale Beach Park, Lynndale Park and the historic Heritage Park offer stunning views of vibrant fall foliage, creating a picturesque setting for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The cool breeze and rustling leaves add an extra layer of magic to these hiking experiences.

3. Explore your Favorite Fall-themed Bev’s

As the birthplace of the iconic Starbucks coffee chain, the Pacific Northwest’s obsession with all things coffee has evolved, now offering seasonal favorites like the pumpkin spice, cinnamon dulce, caramel spice lattes! Lynnwood is home to some of Seattle’s favorite coffee shops, serving up all your fall fav’s!

Check out Lynnwood’s Best Coffee Shops

4. Apple Picking

Just a short drive away from Lynnwood, you’ll find apple orchards that invite you to enjoy a quintessential fall activity: apple picking. Spend a day in the orchards, selecting the juiciest apples while savoring the fresh air and scenic surroundings. Many orchards offer additional activities like cider tastings, hayrides, and homemade apple treats.

Check out this list of Apple Orchards near Lynnwood

5. Cozy Culinary Explorations

Fall is the perfect time to indulge in heartwarming comfort foods, and Lynnwood’s local culinary scene doesn’t disappoint. From pumpkin-flavored treats at local bakeries to seasonal dishes at cozy cafes and restaurants, you can savor the flavors of fall with every bite.

Explore the Best Places to Eat in Lynnwood

6. Fall Shopping Excursions

Lynnwood boasts a variety of shopping centers and local boutiques that offer an array of fall-themed products. You’ll also find the Pacific Northwest’s favorite indoor/outdoor mall, Alderwood! As the weather cools down, you can browse for cozy sweaters, scarves, and other autumn apparel. Additionally, you can find unique home decor items that add a touch of fall ambiance to your living space.

7. Enjoy Works of Art

The Lynnwood Event Center welcomes the artwork of 35 talented local artists for their ‘Majestic Menagerie: Animals of Earth & Ocean” exhibit, which runs from August – December of 2023. The artwork on display is a vibrant, diverse collection of creatures from land and sea in a wide variety of mediums. You’ll see everything from acrylics, oils and watercolor, to photography, pastels and even entire crayons. “Majestic Menagerie: Animals of Earth & Ocean” will be available for public viewing from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday at the Lynnwood Event Center until the end of 2023. Viewing is also available when the building is open for evening and weekend events.

Read more about this free exhibit.

8. Fall Festivals and Events

Throughout the fall season, Lynnwood hosts a range of festivals and events that celebrate the spirit of autumn. From harvest festivals featuring live music, local crafts, and seasonal foods, to haunted houses and spooky attractions for Halloween, there’s always something happening near the city that captures the festive atmosphere of fall.

Here are some fun fall events & festivals in Lynnwood and the North Seattle area:

As the days grow shorter and the leaves start to fall, Lynnwood opens its arms to embrace the beauty and charm of autumn. Whether you’re drawn to the outdoor adventures, the festive events, or the culinary delights, this city offers a diverse range of fall activities that capture the essence of the season. So, grab your scarf and your camera, and immerse yourself in the magic of fall in Lynnwood.