It’s official. Today, September 22 is the official first day of fall for 2012. Summer has come to a close and what follows can be a wonderful time in New England. Yes the days are getting shorter and the weather cooler – but the weather can still be quite nice, and there are so many wonderful things to do in the fall in New England. To help those of you scratching your heads about what you can do in the fall we have pulled together a list of some of our fall favorites…
- Fall food and drink- Nothing says fall quite like a good glass of apple cider. Drink it cold, heat it with mulling spices, possibly add a little of your favorite adult libation to it – any way you drink it it is pure fall satisfaction. Along the same line, how about cider donuts? Or perhaps some apple or pumpkin pie? Yes, these days it is possible to have apple and pumpkin pie year-round, but it just tastes better in the fall – especially if you went out into the orchard or the field to pick the fruit for yourself.
- Fall festivals and harvest festivals- With Mother Nature delivering her last bounty for the year, fall is a time to celebrate. Take in one of the many festivals that abound in the fall. To help you out we have listed many of them here:
- Connecticut 2012 Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Apple Festivals and More
- Maine 2012 Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Apple Festivals and More
- Massachusetts 2012 Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Apple Festivals and More
- New Hampshire 2012 Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Apple Festivals and More
- Rhode Island 2012 Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Apple Festivals and More
- Vermont 2012 Fall Festivals, Harvest Festivals, Apple Festivals and More
- Get lost in a maze- Try your hand at stumbling around in one of the regions many corn mazes. Following are some listings of where to find corn mazes in New England:
- Go leaf peeping- New England is widely regarded as having some of the best fall foliage on planet earth. Go out and take a look at what everybody gets so excited about… Take one of the many great scenic drives to see the fall color:
- Take a hay ride – Another wonderful and time honored tradition in the fall is the hay ride. Take a ride through fields taking in the foliage. Hay rides are also often the way to and from the orchard or field if you go to pick your own apples or pumpkins.
- Haunted happenings – Haunted hay rides and other ghoulish delights abound in the fall. You may also want to head to Salem, MA home to the infamous Salem witch trials to get into the Halloween spirit.
- Pick your own- Whether it is apples, blackberries, raspberries, fall strawberries, or pumpkins, getting out into an orchard or a field to pick your own can be a great family activity. To help you out we have a few pick your own pages that we posted recently:
These are just a few of the many wonderful things you can do in the fall in New England.