As soon as the snow cover melts, we’ll don stocking caps, thermal underwear and even snow boots to play golf. After all, whether it is a new driver or swing tips from binging on Golf Channel, we enter the New Year with hope.

In the spring, reality hits: a rickety golf swing, unpredictable ball flight and scorecards that require larger computations. Golfers spend the spring season dining out on old memories. It is comparable to a cup of coffee with an old love, which is usually disappointing. Conversely, autumnal spender on the fairways is a lyrical melody. A cool breeze replaces heavy humidity, and a grooved swing tightens our shot dispersion. Life is good.

It seems the second the weather drops below 70 degrees, fall is in full effect with pumpkin spice everything and caramel apples. The quintessential autumn activity is spending a crisp fall afternoon at a pumpkin patch, picking the perfect one to adorn your porch.

Here are four pumpkin patches in Hamilton County, Indiana where you can get your fall fix with friends and family.

Pancakes. Quiche. Breakfast tacos. Eggs benedict. Hungry yet?

Rosie’s Place opened its doors on the square in downtown Noblesville in 2010 and quickly became a local favorite, with the charming vintage interior featuring exposed brick walls. With plans to open a Carmel location in late September 2018 at Olivia on Main, the love for Rosie’s keeps growing.

Are you someone who can’t get enough of cooking competition shows? Seeks out Martha Stewart’s tips and tricks for party planning, home décor and beyond? Enjoys good food, complemented by beer, wine and spirits?

Then block off the afternoon of Sept. 29, 2018 on your calendar and make plans to be at Clay Terrace in Carmel, Indiana for the IndyStar Wine & Food Experience, brought to you by Martha Stewart.

Fall in Indiana means it’s time to visit an apple orchard and pumpkin patch to pick what’s in season. In Sheridan, Indiana – just a few minutes from downtown Westfield and Grand Park Sports Campus – is a local favorite that has all the fall fun you’re looking for, ripe for the pickin’.

Baseball has walk-off dingers to win the game. Basketball has buzzer beating, half-court tosses that ignite an explosion of cheers. However, there are very few experiences for recreational athletes that compares to a hole-in-one.

The National Hole In One Association places the average golfer’s chances of hitting an ace at 12,000 to 1. Obviously, an eagle on a par-3 is rare. What is not rare is the collection of exciting par-3 holes across Hamilton County. Truth is, some of my favorite one-shooters are right here. Admittedly, I am still searching for my first ace; the following holes are just a few of my favorites that should inspire perfection.