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Fun Fall Activities to do with the Family

Oct 09, 2012 05:24AM ● By Erin Frisch

Fun Fall Activities to do with the Family

Dig out the jackets and gloves, and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Autumn brings not only breathtaking foliage and chilly mornings but also many activities for families to do together. Embrace the change in season with a visit to one of the farms or venues here. Then enjoy a few of our “at home” things to do. They all spell family fun this fall!

Outdoor Fun Fall Activities to do with the Family There are many outdoor activities to enjoy, from apple picking to hayrides, and many of them are right nearby.

Apple PickingVisit Poverty Lane Orchard or Billings Farm for amazing selections of apples, including heirloom varieties, and delicious hand-pressed apple cider as well as other family-friendly activities.

Corn Mazes Lots of local farms and orchards offer corn mazes, so grab your GPS (just kidding) and get lost in an adventure. How about a haunted hayride with your corn maze? Check out Vengeance in the Valley for more information!

Pumpkin PatchYou’ll find hundreds of “gourdgeous” pumpkins in the area, and you can learn all about them too while selecting a few to carve with your family. Check out Cedar Circle Farm—just one of many popular destinations to embrace your pumpkin patch experience. You may even meet the Great Pumpkin while you’re searching for gourds with the best Jack O’Lantern potential.

Halloween Activities to do with the Family—and Without Visit some of the scariest haunted houses for exciting thrills.

New England Fear Fest is sure to get you in the spirit.

For couples in the mood for a ghost story, check out the Ghost Package offered by the Hanover Inn. The stories include the tale of nine fraternity brothers who perished in 1934.

Fun Fall Activities to do at Home If a road trip isn’t in your plans, there are lots of autumn activities to do at home as well.

Pumpkin CarvingGet out your carving tools and create some unique Jack O’Lanterns for the autumn season.

Fall DécorJoin the kids and decorate the house and yard for Halloween. Stuff old clothes with leaves for scarecrows, and hang ghosts from trees or upstairs windows. Warm Up in the Kitchen – When fall winds blow, move inside and try some candied apples, kettle corn, warm cider, and apple pie.

Start a gardenThink spring! Plant some of the season’s favorites like evergreens, bulbs, and mums.

Rake the LeavesGet out the rakes and gloves, and create big piles to jump in! That’s fitness and family fun, plus you’ll work up an appetite for all that trick or treat.

Fall is a great time to channel your inner kid and have lots of fun. With all that’s happening around the region, the whole family can enjoy every last minute of outside weather before Jack Frost arrives!

Did we miss a special place you like to take your family? Let us know by posting below.

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