With my endless photos of the beautiful foliage it will probably come as no surprise, that I absolutely LOVE fall. It is by far one of my favorite seasons, and I couldn’t imagine spending it anywhere else other than New England. Today, I’m sharing my top 10 things to do in New England in the fall in order to make the most of this gorgeous season before the first snowfall makes it’s way to the northeast.
1. Go apple picking
Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities and we are so lucky to have an abundance of apple orchards here in Maine. Some of my favorite places to pick apples include Snell Family Farm in Buxton, Randall Orchards in Standish, and MSAD #1 School Farm in Presque Isle. Trying to figure out what to do with all of those apples? Why not make my apple-zucchini muffins with oat streusel topping?! They are delicious!
2. Drink pumpkin spice lattes
Pumpkin spice everything is definitely in full swing. In fact, I think it has been since the end of August! But it finally feels like the appropriate time to be indulging in my love for pumpkin spice lattes. Omi’s Coffee Shop and Black Cat Coffee are two of my favorite places to get them. They both use real pumpkin, which makes them even more delicious!
3. Take a trip to the mountains
The White Mountains in New Hampshire are absolutely gorgeous this time of year. With their vibrantly colored trees and beautiful peaks, it is really one of the most beautiful places to be in the fall. Not a hiker? No worries, even taking a drive through the White Mountains will have you oohing and aahing.
4. Go to a pumpkin patch
I recently purchased a few white mini-pumpkins only to have T inform me that they weren’t real pumpkins. So a trip to the pumpkin patch is definitely in order to pick up some ‘real’ pumpkins. Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport and Pumpkin Valley Farm in Dayton are two of my favorite places to visit in the fall.
5. Bake seasonal treats
Fall treats are the best! There really isn’t anything better than the aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg filling your home. Pumpkin bread, granola, and apple pie are some of my favorite things to bake in the fall.
6. Sit around a campfire
7. Eat apple cider donuts
I think we can all agree that apple cider donuts are delicious. The Holy Donut has some pretty amazing ones, and if you make a trip to Vermont this fall, be sure to stop by Cold Hollow Cider Mill. I promise, you will not be disappointed!
8. Get lost in a corn maze
Now by no means, do I actually want to get lost in a corn maze- that’s how horror movies start! However, I love navigating my way through them. One of my favorites is at Goughan’s Berry Farm in Caribou. They have trivia imbedded throughout the maze, and you get ice cream after you’ve successfully navigated your way out! What’s better than that?
9. Have a day of self-care
Following the go, go, go mentality of summer where you are trying to fit in all of your favorite summer activities before the weather turns, makes the slightly more relaxed pace in the fall oh so wonderful. Having a day of self-care where you do things you love just for you, should definitely be on everyone’s list of favorite fall activities. What are some of your favorite ways to provide yourself a bit of self-care?
10. Take walks with your 4-legged friend
In the fall, the weather definitely is in that sweet spot where it’s not too hot and muggy or too cold, making walks with your 4-legged friend absolutely the best. Plus with the beautiful foliage surrounding you at every turn, it feels like such a treat. One of my favorite places to take my pup is Baxter Woods Park in Portland.
What are your favorite fall activities?
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