I love New England in the fall. It is one of my favorite times of the year. It is also a time that we love getting out as a family and finding activities to do around our beautiful state, at home and beyond.I know I am not the only one out there that loves fall, pumpkin spiced everything and breaking out the sweater/legging wardrobe so I figured that I would share with all my fall loving peeps things to do this fall in N ew England. And even if you aren’t a fall loving peep like me, maybe these things will make you love it as much as I do!
Things to do this Fall in New England
Apple picking is a favorite fall activity to do with my kids every year. Nothing screams fall like putting sweaters and boots on and heading out to pick apples off of a trees. Honestly it would just be easier to go grab a bag at the grocery store but the kids have fun and if you hit up the right apple orchards, the adults can check out the hard cider.
Some of my favorites in Maine are Wallingford’s, Ricker Hill and Rocky Ridge Orchard.
There are no better fall colors than those you see on the trees in New England this time of year. Take a drive up the coast or inland to check out all the leaves and their beautiful colors. Check out this article on the Best Places to See New England Fall Foliage.
I absolutely love hiking this time of year. It is cooler and the air is crisp making hiking that much nicer. Plus, the views when you get to the top of wherever you are going is amazing. One of my favorite places to visit in the fall to do some hiking is Acadia National Park. Make sure to check out my post on Best Hikes for Kids in Acadia National Park.
Trick or Treating
My son’s favorite holiday is Halloween and we spend time picking out costumes and decorating for the holiday. Hopefully this year we will be able to get out and do some trick or treating, whatever that may look like, in order to celebrate Halloween. Plus, this mama gets first dibs on allll the good candy.
Fall night Bonfires
There is nothing quite like bundling up and spending time around a bonfire with family and friends during the colder season. You can also use up all those S’more materials you have left over from the summer.
Fall baking (especially with apples and pumpkins) is my absolute favorite thing to do. I love muffins, pies, and breads this time of year.
Scary movie night
You can’t Halloween without weeks of watching scary movies beforehand. Make sure to grab my free printable of Halloween movie checklist to watch with your kids this spooky season. So cozy up with the kids during the cool weather and watch some fun, slightly scary Halloween movies!
What do you love to do with your kids in the fall?
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