The family and I were sitting around trying to think of an activity we can all do together and that doesn't cost too much, even better if it's free! Now that things are starting to cool off some outside, a little fall family fun is in order. Well, after we started listing "things to do" hiking came up and everyone agreed we'd hit the trails out at the mountains. It's the perfect weekend activity and will get us all outdoors and moving.

Living in S.W. Oklahoma we're literally surrounded by great hiking, camping, and outdoor activities galore. With the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge right here and only a few miles away why not take the short drive and get some quality time off the pavement and even get some exercise and fresh air too!

Hit play on the video below to take a virtual hike in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

I've lived here in Lawton, Fort Sill for most of my life and have been to the refuge hundreds of times, but there are still plenty of places to explore. It surprises me how many people who live here that have never been to the mountains, even some who were born here. It's a great place to visit and unwind and there are tons of different places to go, activities, and incredible views to take in. Plus it's really cheap to do!

A great place to start is they have pages and pages of places you can go hiking and camp. From beginner to advanced trails and everything in between. You can also visit the official website of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. They even have guided hikes and special group hikes as well. It's great to get outdoors, spend some time with family and friends and get some fresh air and exercise all at the same time. So if you're looking for some fall family fun why not hit the trails and do a little hiking?

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If you're looking for a place to go for a little fall family fun you're in luck! Oklahoma is home to some of the biggest and best pumpkin patches and corn mazes in the U.S. People from all over travel to the Sooner State every fall to visit these incredible farms. Not only do they offer pumpkin patches along with corn and hay mazes, they also have all kinds of other activities like petting zoos, rides, arts & crafts, food, games, haunted attractions, and a whole lot more. So no matter what your idea of fall fun is, you can find it all in one place!

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If you're in need of a staycation whether it's a romantic weekend getaway or a family mini-vacation check out Oklahoma's premier glampgrounds. You'll find it in Lawton, OK. near the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge and Lake Lawtonka at 11761 N.W. Miller Road. Adventure Born Glampgrounds features some of the VERY BEST comfort camping in the Sooner State. After seeing the pictures you'll definitely want to book a stay. You can visit their official website for all the details, or check them out on Facebook. Scroll through the gallery:

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