Fall is a beautiful time of year in Oklahoma City – with little rainfall and average temperatures in the 80s (September), 70s (October) and 60s (November), it’s perfect walking weather. If you live in a senior living community in OKC and want to soak up some fresh air, you have plenty of options that allow you to explore fall foliage nearby.
Not to mention, walking is an easy, enjoyable way to stay active and keep your body moving this fall. Physical activity is crucial for healthy aging, and with so many nature and walking tours just steps away in Oklahoma City, there’s no excuse for staying inside.
Fall Activities in Oklahoma City
Grab a sweater, some comfortable walking shoes, and a pumpkin spice coffee (or warm apple cider) and join us for one (or all!) of the fall activities below.
Conveniently located downtown, the Bricktown Canal is a scenic, historically-rich area of Oklahoma City every resident should visit. You can take a leisurely stroll alongside the canal and enjoy the beauty of nature and the city. There are even murals and waterfalls located on the west side, making this walk one to remember.
The Oklahoma City Zoo
Did you know the OKC zoo is the oldest zoo in the southwest? It hosts attractions and activities for people of all ages. As you walk through the different exhibits, you can enjoy the beauty of fall weather and nature that surrounds you. This is the perfect fall activity in OKC for family, too, like grandchildren. They’ll enjoy the Butterfly Garden, Cat Forest, Elephant Habitat and all of the other fan favorite exhibits.
Martin Park Nature Center
Located at 5000 W. Memorial Road in Oklahoma City, Martin Park Nature Center is one of the city’s best kept secrets. It boasts a child’s playground (perfect for the grandkids), bird observatory, and a couple miles of scenic walking trails. You can feed the fish and turtles off the bridges as you walk, and as you’re enjoying the fall foliage in OKC, you may even spot a few deer!
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
This fall activity may be a museum and memorial, but it’s located in downtown OKC and has beautiful, tranquil exhibits to enjoy while walking outside and contemplating what’s important in life. This touching and emotional tribute has a reflecting pool memorial in addition to the self-guided tour inside the museum. You can visit the outside memorial for free, 24 hours a day, and learn a bit of history while you’re there.
Red Rock Canyon State Park
Fall foliage peaks during the last week of October and the first week of November at Red Rock Canyon State Park, located just outside of OKC. It boasts acres of sugar maples with vibrant fall colors that stand out against the red sandstone canyon walls. It’s truly something to see, so bring your camera and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
No matter what interests you have, there are things to do in Oklahoma City. Get out and about during this beautiful fall season, with its vibrant foliage and mild temperatures. There’s plenty to do outside in terms of fall activities in OKC – take advantage of one of them today.
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