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5 Things to do in New England this Fall Sep 16

While summer is indeed my favorite season, I must acquiesce the heat and humidity this year has often been overbearing. Alas, I am looking forward to the change of season when the air becomes cool and crisp and thoughts of snuggling provide an enjoyable sense of comfort.

As summer wanes, autumn ushers in new activities and adventures to delight both young and old. I have prepared a list of autumnal pleasures that I anticipate will provide several ideas for fun getaways:

September is the beginning of apple picking season. There are several venues throughout New England to enjoy a day gathering these delicious treats. I have gathered a list of online resources for picking your own apples in New England:

Pumpkin patches, hayrides, and corn maizes provide more great getaways to launch the change of seasons. Frerichs Farm and Greenhouses located at 43 Kinnicutt Ave, Warren, RI hosts the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Annual Weigh-off. They also provide children with a variety of activities such as the Pumpkin Palozza where children can play in the hay and enjoy the magic pumpkin coach. For those who are ready to decorate their yards Frerichs offers  a wide assortment of mums as seen on THE rhode SHOW.

Escobar’s Highland Farm located at 133 Middle Road, Porstmouth, RI provides guests with an 8 acre corn maze, hayrides, and a pumpkin patch. Again this seems like a very kid friendly adventure.

These are just two suggestions when searching for the Great Pumpkin. I have also provided a link to pumpkin patches in Massachusetts.

After gathering the apples and picking the perfect pumpkin, it is time for  a glass of wine. What better place to imbibe than a visit to a local vineyard.

I have provided links for wineries located throughout New England:

If wine is not your cup of tea, then take advantage of Newport as it hosts the annual International Oktoberfest from October 9 – October 11 at the Newport Yachting Center. Tickets for this event are available online at Newport Waterfront Events.

As a result of filling up on pumpkin pies, home made apple tarts, and enjoying a glass or two of beer and wine, the next logical step is to take out the bicycle and shed those newly acquired pounds before the holiday season really kicks into gear. Here are links to bicycle paths in Massachusetts and Rhode Island:

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