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After spring, I’m a hiker’s delight.

In the summer, I help children play.

Before fall, I will tumble with might.

And come winter, I’ll sleep in all day.

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ This is my first attempt at a riddle, feedback welcome! And yes, the wordplay tag is intentional. (may or may not be a hint ;-)) $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Mar 19 at 18:12
  • $\begingroup$ First riddle? Wow. I am favouriting this ;) $\endgroup$ – Feeds Apr 27 at 6:04
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You are

Water

After spring, I’m a hiker’s delight.

Spring-water would be refreshing to a hiker

In the summer, I help children play.

Children play in water (pools / sprinklers) in the summer

Before fall, I will tumble with might.

a Water-fall tumbles with might!

And come winter, I’ll sleep in all day.

Water may become solid ice in winter

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, that was fast! I’ll wait a bit before giving the check, but you got it all right! $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Mar 19 at 18:24
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    $\begingroup$ Nice puzzle! I DID take the wordplay tag as a hint, which helped a lot. $\endgroup$ – TwoBitOperation Mar 19 at 18:27
  • $\begingroup$ That wasn’t a very well disguised hint, huh? Maybe next time I’ll make things harder ;-) $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Mar 19 at 18:29
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I know it's already been answered, but this also works. You are:

A stick

After spring, I’m a hiker’s delight.

Hikers appreciate a good walking stick.

In the summer, I help children play.

Kids like to play with sticks.

Before fall, I will tumble with might.

Leaves and dry sticks tend to fall from trees in the autumn.

And come winter, I’ll sleep in all day.

Trees and fallen branches will sleep through the winter under a blanket of snow.

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    $\begingroup$ That works too, although it doesn’t take advantage of the wordplay tag. +1 from me anyway, good answer! $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Mar 19 at 23:41

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