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Fall colors nature hike & hot chocolate picnic by the lakeside

Duration: 5-6 hours
Budget: Budget-friendly

As autumn sets in, nature displays an array of vivid colors, making it the perfect time for a nature hike. Cut through the heart of the colorful forest, soaking in the breathtaking scenery, and make your way to the serene lakeside, where a cozy picnic under the setting sun awaits you. Finish off the day by sharing heartwarming stories over cups of hot chocolate as you enjoy the lakeside view.

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  • The day begins with a rendezvous at your chosen location in Elektrostal. You then proceed to our pre-chosen nature trail, taking your time to soak in the breathtaking autumn scenery and the multitude of colors on the way. Koyo viewing, or autumn leaf viewing, is a tradition in many cultures and there is no better place to experience this than on your romantic hike. After the scenic hike, you then make your way to the serene lakeside, where a cozy picnic spot awaits you to enjoy the stunning sunset.
  • As the sun sets, creating a shimmering reflection on the lake, you lay out a cozy blanket, unpack your picnic basket, and immerse yourselves in the peaceful atmosphere. Over cups of hot chocolate, you share stories, dreams, and lots of laughter. The warmth of the hot chocolate and the serenity of the surroundings create the perfect setting to enjoy each other's company and create memorable moments.
  • The scenic serenity, amplified by the symphony of rustling leaves and birds returning to their nests at sunset, will leave you and your partner with an unforgettable romantic experience. This hike not only brings you in touch with nature but also with each other, giving you countless moments to cherish and relive time and time again.

Preparation steps:

  • Wearing comfortable walking or hiking shoes is recommended as you will be trekking on nature trails. Dress in layers as the temperature can fluctuate. Pack a picnic blanket, a thermos with warm hot chocolate, some sandwiches or light snacks and don't forget a pair of binoculars to spot wildlife if you’re interested.
  • Do forage fallen leaves of different colors and shapes. These can later be pressed in a book, creating a simple but meaningful memento of your date. Take a small bag for collecting them. It’s recommended to pack your items in a comfortable backpack so you have your hands free while hiking.
  • Check the weather forecast on the date. If it’s a sunny day, remember to wear a hat and sunscreen. Also, be aware of safety norms and guidelines about wildlife encounters, should they happen, and stick to designated trails to avoid getting lost. Remember, safety first when it comes to such activities.

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Some tips:

  • Choose the day when the fall colors are at their peak for the best experience. Carry a camera or a good quality phone for capturing those candid moments in splendid backdrops. Remember to leave the spot as clean as you found it. No littering.
  • In this kind of date, it’s the little things that can make a difference. A surprise gift, a favorite snack, or even a carefully selected playlist can add to the magic of the experience.
  • Don't hurry on the trail, take your time. Walk at a slow pace, breathe in the crisp autumn air, and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you. This outing is not just about reaching the destination, but also about enjoying the journey together.

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