Fall in New England is the time to live it up outside, with comfortable temperatures and stunning foliage to enjoy. This is a Bostonian’s chance to put off the winter blues for as long as possible and savor the crisp air! If you’re not sure where to start with the fall activities this year, check out this list of ideas!
Hayrides are kid-friendly, relaxing, and support your local farming community. Many local farms thrive during this season by offering hayrides that include views of pumpkins, orchards, and more! Hayrides can be especially fun near Halloween time – See if there is a haunted hayride option near you!
If you love all things spooky, haunted attractions are a must during the fall. The scares aren’t just limited to haunted houses – If you take a closer look, you can find haunted trails, hayrides, cemeteries and more. With its various historical roots, the Boston area is ideal for exploring haunted grounds.
Apple & Pumpkin Picking
Do you love baking, or are you looking for a new healthy snack? Fall is the perfect time to dive into those orchards and pick a bag of delicious apples! Fresh apples make the best apple crisps, after all. Not looking for apples but ready to carve a pumpkin this weekend? Pick out the perfect size & shape from a whole field of fresh pumpkins. Take it home, carve your best design, and roast those seeds up with some yummy spices!
Wineries & Beer Breweries
Wineries & beer breweries are usually open year-round, but you might not enjoy the vineyard views & outdoor seating as much when the fall weather comes to an end. Now is the time to sit back with a glass of red wine (or white) and soak in the season. Breweries also offer behind the scenes tours of how your favorite local beer is made!
Enjoying Foliage From The Water
The only thing more breathtaking than a stroll through Boston’s fall foliage is seeing it from the city’s waterfront. Charles Riverboat Company offers a seasonal, limited-time fall foliage cruise, which offers unforgettable views of Cambridge, MIT, Harvard, Back Bay, and more. For an extra fall treat, the cruise offers complimentary cookies, apples, & cider! Board with a friend or book the vessel for a group tour to enjoy the season on the water surrounded by friends.