As the air cools and crisps, Mother Nature is inviting you outside to experience the pleasant weather before the cold stuff rolls into town. There are many unique activities to do around Boston and the New England area that are only special during this time of year. The best part is, you don’t have to break to bank to experience all that Boston in the fall has to offer. Plan a few of these in October and you’ll feel satisfied that you’ve taken full advantage of all that autumn has to offer.
Head of the Charles Regatta
One of the world’s largest rowing events, this free two-day race takes place along the Charles River in Boston on Oct. 23-24th. It features more than 7,500 rowers from 600 universities, school, and rowing clubs. Come out and join the expected 300,000 spectators in the excitement.
There’s nothing better than perusing the apple tree fields and picking your very own bushel of apples. Apple orchards also give you the chance to pick out your pumpkins, corn stalks, and fresh pies. Bring along the family for a special fall day! Find a nearby apple orchid at www.allaboutapples.com or a pumpkin patch at pumpkinpatchesandmore.org.
The Reservations Ride is a 20-mile loop in Massachusetts that takes you along quiet roads through horse farms, woodlands, and meadow. It’s a free ride that is a great way to get exercise while exploring our local state.
From October 9-11, make your way to Mystic Seaport, CT for the annual Chowderfest. You’ll enjoy various tastings of chowder, seafood specialties, apple cider, wine and seasonal beer and desserts. Sounds like heaven to me!
Living in Massachusetts during Halloween, it’s a must that you visit the ‘spookiest’ town of them all: Salem, MA. This October, Salem will be hosting Haunted Happenings. This festival features a variety of events perfect for the entire family.