Nothing beats a New England Fall. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I grew up in the west and moved to Massachusetts when I started high school. This is when I fell in love with Fall.
Now I live out West again but when I think of Fall I think of when I lived in Massachusetts. Measuring everything “fall” by the New England Fall of my youth.
I can remember the first time I saw the bright, beautiful, red of a maple leaf. It was AMAZING! Then climbing a hill and being able to see all the trees. My 15-year-old brain was just blown away. Right then I understood why people made a big deal about the leaves changing color. How people by the droves flock to New England just to see the fall leaves.
These 12 reasons are my WHY I love New England Fall so much.
- The weather, colder but not freezing yet. You can start wearing warm sweaters, boots, scarves, and mittens.
- Picking apples is a must do tradition. You can find so many different verities, a lot of them you never see in your grocery store.
- Along with apple picking is going to a pumpkin patch, taking a hay ride, or playing in a corn maze.
- New England Fall is the Topsfield Fair with caramel apples and funnel cakes(Fair food is the best!), carnival rides and 4-H exhibits. From the first year, we moved there to the year we left we never missed the Topsfield Fair.
- Visiting Salem anytime in the month of October is where you can get your Halloween on. You will find shopping, festivals, live music, ghost tours, museums, history and of course WITCHES!
- Whale watching has been on my bucket list forever. I have been told October is the best month for whale watching.
- Baseball, Hockey, and Football. New England has some of the best pro sports teams. Catch a game.
- Dunkin Donuts Apple Cider donuts. ( and for that matter their coffee any time of the year)
- Bonfires, if you are visiting I am not sure where you could see one but it is a fall event none the less.
- Homecoming games. High school football rival games are the best. I know families that go every year even though they don’t have children in school anymore. It is just a tradition.
- Making a scarecrow with the leaves you raked (the leaves seem to be never-ending) and of course playing in the piles of leaves.
- Take a scenic drive to see the leaves. One of the best drives is down Route 2 from Concord, MA to Fitchburg MA. I attended college in Fitchburg so that is where I got off but Route 2 it goes farther than Fitchburg, so keep going and enjoy.
New England Fall is much more than the changing colors of the leaves as you can see from the list above. It is so much for from me. It is part of my history and who I am. Do you have a special place you enjoy in the Fall? Comment below and let me know. I would love to hear from you.
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