10 things to do in MA this fall season

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

I come from a country where there are only two seasons – summer and winter. So being in the US, especially, living in Boston has brought many more colors to my life, like literally. I am so excited about all things fall. I am listing down 10 things everyone should do this fall.

  1. Pumpkin Patch – This is perfect for a family outing and a must do for fall. It is very easy to find in your local community or local farms. I went to Parlee farms, Tyngsboro this weekend and love the pop of orange everywhere.
  2. Foliage Drive – We recently did a road trip to Stowe, Vermont to see fall colors. We loved the breathtaking views of the mountains in hues of yellow and orange. Fall foliage is more prominent by the end of October in Massachusetts. Follow the foliage tracker for different locations and make sure to google for hidden drives.
  3. Apple Picking – Visit your local farms for apple picking. Parlee farms offer finest fruits, vegetables, and flowers and are located near Merrimack River at Tyngsboro, MA. The Apple Orchard is open from 12pm-4pm. Follow their website and farm news to know picking conditions for the day. We also picked apples this weekend at this farm. They have hayride to take the pickers to the Apple Orchards. Another suggestion for Apple picking is Tougas Family farm located in Northborough, MA.
  4. Fall Baking – Cozy days and warm foods – my absolute favorite of all fall things. Now that we picked the apples, I am definitely looking forward to doing some baking with apples and pumpkins. This is something that you can do from the comfort of your own home and the house will smell great! Caramel apples and pumpkin pie are on my baking list.
  5. Salem Tour – Fall is incomplete without some Halloween fun. Salem, MA is famous for the history of witch trials and I am definitely looking forward to visiting it.
  6. Pumpkin Float at the Boston Common – Another free event to look out for is the Pumpkin float; it’s happening at the frog pond of the Boston Common. All the carved pumpkins will be lit up and floating in the frog pond. See the details here. Also, you can do a fall picnic at the Common before the event and enjoy the crispiness in the air.
  7. Visit a local Winery – This is a great time to visit the local winery. I have read great reviews about Nashoba Valley Winery. This is definitely on my list for early November.
  8. Take a Hayride/Navigate the Corn Maze – Most of the farms with a pumpkin patch are having either the hayride or the corn maze so while you’re at it, make sure to enjoy these. These are usually free; and if you’re feeling adventurous, stay a little late until it gets dark and do the spooky hayrides and navigate the corn maze.
  9. Visit a haunted house – If you love Halloween and don’t get scared too easily, the time is here. I am looking at this website which has details of all the Halloween events for New England states.
  10. Go on a nature walk- New England states have many hills and mountains. Do go for a hike and witness the beauty of changing seasons. I am making a trip to Blue Hills reservation and Walden Pond to enjoy the walk in nature.

 

Thanks for reading!

Richa, XO

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