slides: 25 Things You Must do This Fall in New England

Sunday, October 08, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

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The fall season is here and there is so much to do in seemingly such a short period of time.

GoLocalWorcester has gone all over New England and put together a list of things that you have to do this Fall before the season comes to a close. 

Activities include weekend getaways, Halloween themed fun, pumpkins and so much more. 

How many of these activities can you get around to?

Check out 25 Things You Have to do in New England This Fall Slideshow below.

  • Walk/Jog/Hike Through the Bird Sanctuary

    Worcester, MA 

    There are some great walking and hiking paths behind the Audubon Society on Massasoit Road in Worcester to visit this fall.

    Want to be at peace and escape the city without really leaving the city? Take a brisk walk through the Bird Sanctuary. If you don't feel better by the time you leave there...then turn around and go back in.

    The bird sanctuary is located on 414 Massasoit Road in Worcester

     
  • Pumpkin Picking at Jaswell's Farm

    Smithfield, RI

    The fall season is all about pumpkins. Pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie and most of all pumpkin picking.

    Pumpkin picking is a timeless event for families, especially those with young kids who will love to just run around and grab whichever pumpkin looks good to them.

     
  • Attend the Vermont International Film Festival 

    Burlington, Vermont

    The 2017 Vermont International Film Festival takes place from October 20 to October 29. 

    The festival will feature more than 70 films from all over the world as well as panels and discussions. 

     
  • Fall Exhibits at the Boston Children's Museum 

    Boston, MA 

    The Boston Children's Museum has two special exhibits to celebrate the fall season. 

    The first is a dinosaur exhibit titled "Explor-a-saurus," and there is also a "Bubbles" exhibit and a "construction zone."

    The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a daily basis. 

     
  • Leaf Peeping in The Berkshires

    Berkshires, MA

    Arguably the coolest thing about the fall season is the changing of the leaves. You will want to go up to the Berkshires and stroll through a park or just down a street and take note of all the colors, it's a must do fall activity.

    How many colors can you see?

     
  • Attend the Freeport Fall Festival 

    Freeport, Maine

    The festival will feature more than 130 artists showing off their work ranging from photography oil, watercolor, mixed media and much more.

    The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

     
  • Enjoy a Glass of Wine at Newport Vineyards

    Newport, RI 

    Hello grape season! 

    It may be getting colder, but for wine lovers, this is the best time of year because it's grape season.

    There are many great Vineyards around New England but Newport Vineyards is among the best. 

    Enjoy the wine.

     
  • Coppal House Farm

    Lee, NH

    Not one, not two, but three corn mazes all in one spot. 

    The famous triple maze at Coppal House Farm in New Hampshire is fun for all ages!

    This year's theme is honey bees for all three mazes.

    Built in the mid-1700s, Coppal Farm has horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin picking, and tons of other activities on its 78-acre farm.

     
  • Drink a Glass or Two or Three of Apple Cider

    Across New England

    Nothing says fall like drinking nice warm glass of apple cider, or maybe multiple warm glasses of apple cider.

    Head over to your local market and buy some, or maybe you know how to make your own or have your own recipe. Either way, drinking apple cider is something to look forward too.

     
  • Last Golf Rounds of the Year at Harbor Lights 

    Warwick, RI 

    While it may not be summer anymore and you may need an extra shirt or light jacket, there is still time to get some end of season swings in at your local golf course.

    The fall season presents some of the best golfing weather that we have all year in New England.

    Hit them straight.

     
  • Take a Trip up Mount Mansfield 

    Stowe, Vermont

    Visit Vermont and take a gondola up Mount Mansfield. Once you get to the top, look back at the spectacular view. There are not to many views like it. 

    For travelers, be sure to bring a jacket.

     
  • Coastal Wine Trail 

    Across Southern New England

    The Coastal Wine Trail is a nonprofit group of 14 wineries that are spread throughout Southeastern New England. 

    Vineyards on the trail include Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston Connecticut, Travessia Winery in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery in Westport, Massachusetts and Coastal Vineyards in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. 

    The heart of the trail is less than three hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Bosto

     
  • Visit the Factory of Terror  

    Worcester, MA

    Check out five attractions at the super spooky Factory of Terror! Clown College, Zella's Hideaway, Zombie Alley, 3D Nightmare and the 13th Haunt all in one place.

    This indoor haunted house offers a frightening and spooky experience with realistic, detailed rooms featuring cutting edge special effects and horror creatures at every turn!

    Enter at your own risk!

     
  • Last Chance for Al Fresco Dining at Boat House Restaurant 

    Tiverton, RI

    The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled. Enjoy some wine with a snack or three while watching the sunset.  The chef is known for a well-balanced menu of seasonal treats that uses locally sourced seafood in creative ways.

    Celebrate the fall season and eat outdoors one last time. 

     
  • Drink a Fall Beer Before They Go Away 

    Across New England

    The fall selection of beers is unmatched. 

    Whether it's Octoberfest from Sam Adams or a pumpkin pie beer from Newport Storm, it's time to get out to your local bar or store and pick up some of the great fall beers on tap or in stock.

     
  • Learning at Plimoth Plantation

    Plymouth, MA

    The fall season is Plimoth Plantation's busiest time of year and it is a great time to bring the family.

    Visit the Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Nye Barn, Craft Center, Plimoth Bread Company, Mayflower II, and the Plimoth Grist Mill!

    A great way to learn and have fun at the same time.

     
  • Visit the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

    Providence, RI 

    The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a one of a kind fall event taking place at Roger Williams Park Zoo and runs from October 6 - November 6, 2016 and tickets are only sold online.

    The display features more than 125 carved pumpkins, featuring designs such as the laughing tree and several others. 

    New to this year’s spectacular, Friday – Sunday nights now feature timed ticket entry starting at 5:30 p.m. These tickets will only be sold online.

     
  • Last Chance for Outdoor Dining at Caffe Expresso Trattoria 

    Worcester, MA

    Caffe Espresso Trattoria has been open for more than 20 years as a family owned and operated restaurant. Trattoria offfers authentic Italian home cooking.

     
  • International Oktoberfest at Bold Point Park 

    East Providence, RI 

    International Oktoberfest will take place over Columbus Day weekend at Bold Point Park. 

    The festival will include seasonal beer, German cuisine, and live music. 

     
  • Ride or Run the East Bay Bike Path 

    Barrington, RI 

    Put on a comfy sweater and take a fall run or bike ride down this 14.5 mile long path that stretches from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol.

    The path connects many towns while providing waterside views nearly the entire way.

     
  • Attend King Richard's Faire 

    Carver, Massachusetts

    Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event. Dress up, play games and learn alot at a faire that is a great fall event for the entire family.

    The faire ends on October 23. 

     
  • Take a Fall Trip to Block Island

    Block Island, RI

    As the fall season rolls on, trips to Block Island are winding down.

    But at the moment, there is still great weather ahead and great opportunities to get on the ferry and head over to Block Island for the day, or maybe even multiple days.

    A fall trip to Block Island is something ou must do this fall.

     
  • Westerly Fall Restaurant Week

    Westerly, RI 

    Restaurants will offer a three course price fixed meal at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. 

    Participating restaurants include Venice Restaurant and Lounge, Pleasant View Inn, Amigos and more. 

     
  • Book a Weekend Getaway to Twin Farms

    Bernard, Vermont 

    Take a break, getaway from the daily grind of life and go on a weekend getaway to Twin Farms in Vermont. 

    While you are there, there are great opportunities for hiking, biking and just relaxing. 

    You will not regret this trip. 

     
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