Fall is here, which means lots of leaves, pumpkin-spiced everything, and of course, lots of fun places to explore!
Today I wanted to share with you 8 New England Activities You Have To Do in the Fall. If you haven’t visited New England Yet (New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut) I highly recommend visiting in the Fall months. Not only is it a bit cheaper and less crowded, you’ll also get to take part in some amazing Autumn festivities.
Most of these activities are available all over New England while some are more location specific.
Spend the afternoon at one of the countless pumpkin patches in the area. Most pumpkin patches are located on family farm’s and offer a ton of other activities like hayrides, petting zoos, and even games for the kids.
Make sure to go early in the season to find your pumpkin because the pumpkins on the field tend to run out fast. You can’t tell but the pumpkin I’m posing with has a gaping hole in the back!
I am in love with cider. Offer me a beer or a cider and my hand is already on the glass of cider.
My friends and I decided to spend the afternoon enjoying a cider flight at Lookout Farm, one of the oldest working farms in America. This farm is only a quick drive from downtown Boston, letting city dwellers enjoy the countryside. The farm is a great place to pick a pumpkin (see above) and settle down with a tall glass of alcoholic apple juice.
Explore the Bunker Hill Neighborhood
Crossing over Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge in Boston brings you to the historic neighborhood of Charlestown, the location of the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. This quaint little neighborhood boosts amazing Halloween decorations each year, making it a fun neighborhood to spend a few hours exploring.
Visit A Local Tavern
While in the Charlestown neighborhood, why not stop over at The Warren Tavern, the oldest tavern in MA. This cozy watering hole is known to be one of Paul Revere’s favorites, as well as a tavern George Washington visited while in the area.
Watch the Dog Costume Parade
If you are in the Boston area during Halloween weekend, make sure you check out the Pet Parade at Feneuil Hall. Not only is this marketplace home of the Feneuil Hall Public House, it was also the site of notable historical speeches spoken by Samuel Adams and Susan B. Anthony.
History is found around every street corner in New England!
Visit The Rhode Island Zoo
It’s time to head over to Rhode Island and enjoy the day at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, home of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Marvel at over 5,000 carved pumpkins located around the entire park.
Tour Harvard University
Looking for something fun and free to do? Head on over to Cambridge and wander around the Harvard Yard. Tours are led by students, which make the experience unique. No registration is required, just show up at the meeting point to get started!
Enjoy Ice Cream at Kimball Farms
While technically you can enjoy this year round, there’s something magical about visiting Kimball Farm in the Autumn. Located in Westford near the New Hampshire border, Kimball Farm has grown to be a family favorite since the late 1930’s. Grab a scoop of their famous ice cream and enjoy the last of the sunshine before winter comes.
Spend the Day at the Library
Sometimes the weather during the Fall isn’t the best for exploring outside. Spend some time warming up and drying off at the Boston Public Library, established all the way back in 1848. Make sure you visit Bates Hall (pictured above) and all the galleries on the second floor.