Fall scavenger hunt printable for kids and easy picnic ideas while exploring Lake Tahoe.
Our family recently visited the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. It’s quite possibly one of my favorite weekend getaway trips along the California/Nevada border. The area is known as a top ski destination during the winter, but the rest of the year provides plenty of outdoor activities and incredible weather.
Fall Scavenger Hunt
Of course, we took advantage of this little getaway to soak in some time with nature away from electronics. Thankfully my kids love going on nature scavenger hunts and having picnics, especially in the fall! This was the perfect opportunity to enjoy a nature walk and keep an eye out for changing leaves, pinecones, and small forest animals.
Fall Scavenger Hunt Ideas
- Orange, red, yellow leaves
- mum plant
Lake Tahoe with kids
With some snacks in tow, we headed out to explore the beautiful scenery. We stayed in a cabin in South Lake Tahoe on the California side then drove to Sand Harbor on the north side of the lake in Nevada. This area is known for paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming. The water is crystal clear blue and quite amazing to look at. We then walked along a few paths in the woods to go on a fall scavenger hunt. The kids always look forward to checking things off our scavenger hunt list and discovering new things along the way.
Print scavenger hunt printable HERE.
Fall picnic ideas: easy snacks
- PB&J sandwiches
- Mixed nuts
- Almond butter packets
- Jerky Fruit
- Dried fruit
- Apple donuts (I’m including this because we were lucky to have fresh apple donuts from Apple Hill. If you’re ever in the Placerville area of California in the fall, check out this adorable community filled with apple farms and plenty of fall activities and treats).
What are some of your favorite fall activities and picnic ideas?