When the weather gets colder and the leaves begin to fall, it seems like there’s not much to do outside of the house. On the contrary, fall is actually a great time to explore and adventure. Here are 10 places to visit this fall that you won’t regret!
1. Corn Maze
Perhaps one of the more classic fall activities is visiting a corn maze. Corn mazes are family-friendly, exciting, and make for a challenging puzzle that will leave you feeling satisfied to solve with some persistence and perseverance.
2. Apple Orchard
Apples highlight the array of rich fall flavors and account for hundreds of recipes during the autumn. Instead of your typical grocery store run, take an afternoon to go apple picking at an orchard. The apples are delicious, you can eat them on sight, and it makes for a fun family outing or cute date/photoshoot. In addition to apples, many orchards also offer donuts, hayrides, and other various services.
3. Foliage Walk
No matter where you live, as long as there’s some sort of cold winter weather coming, there should be plenty of spots to view the beautiful fall foliage. Take a drive into the wilderness or a walk in the woods for a once a year experience of seeing orange, red, and yellow leaves all around. It’s just something you have to do in order to feel the full autumn experience.
4. Salem, MA
If you have always wanted to do something spooky during the Halloween season, be sure to visit Salem at some point near Halloween. Ever since the controversial Salem Witch Trials, Salem has been deemed a top tourist attraction when it comes to haunted places in the United States. Salem draws thousands of people every fall and even if you aren’t totally for the haunted experience, there’s plenty else to do during Halloween.
5. Haunted House
Most amusement parks and various other places offer the experience of a haunted house during the fall season. If you’re looking for something to do this fall, visit a haunted house near you. They’re really not that scary if you just remember that none of it is real. If you’re even more daring and looking for a truly scary experience, visit a real haunted house in the middle of nowhere, but make sure to bring a few friends for support.
6. Pumpkin Patch
One of the most festive things to do around Halloween is decorating pumpkins and carving jack o’ lanterns. So visiting a pumpkin farm should be at the top of your fall bucket list. Pumpkin patches are great for finding the perfect pumpkins and may offer other activities such as hayrides or mazes.
7. Parker’s Barn
During the fall who doesn’t love the sweet, fluffy taste of pancakes. Parker’s Barn is in the middle of nowhere but is undeniably the best breakfast spot in New Hampshire. From pancakes to eggs, Parker’s Barn has any breakfast food imaginable and if you’re feeling daring, try the Parker’s special which consists of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and much more.
8. Football Games
Fall is always a bit of an awkward time for sports. Baseball is wrapping up and it’s a bit too early for basketball and hockey, however, fear not because America’s favorite sport is in full effect. Fall is the perfect time to get outside with your friends on a Friday night and watch a football game together or pack up on a Sunday and tailgate at the stadium of your local NFL team.
9. Wilson’s Farm
If you’re looking for an all-around fall experience go to Wilson’s Farm as soon as you can. Wilson’s Farm is a farm/grocery store in Lexington and is an amazing place to shop in the fall. From their infamous apple cider doughnuts to their hayrides, Wilson’s has everything imaginable during the autumn season.
10. National Park
If there’s no National Park nearby, some local woods should work, however, a National Park is one of the most beautiful places to see during the autumn season. Experience the wonders of nature during what perhaps may be the most beautiful season of the year in terms of foliage. A National Park is the perfect spot to visit this fall.