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Fall Activities in the Mid-Atlantic

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See the leaves change

In September and October, the leaves put on a spectacular show as they change color from green to red, yellow, orange, and magenta. Take an especially scenic route through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, or Washington, D.C.

Complete a corn maze

If you’re looking for something fun to do during your free time, a corn maze is a great way to get outside and enjoy some beautiful fall weather. Check out the top corn mazes in the Maryland and Virginia area.

Go apple picking

Under a blue sky in golden fall sunlight, pluck an apple from a tree and crunch right into it – sweet, sour, and delicious. Find a pick-your-own apple orchard near you in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Virginia.

Celebrate Halloween

Get in the spirit of Halloween (Oct. 31st)! Find your way through a 6-mile corn maze, watch the best international horror films of the year, or learn which D.C. buildings are haunted in an evening walking tour.

Eat apple pie

Apple pie is always a treat, but it’s best when the apples are in season. Watch this video to see how this iconic American dessert is made. Try making one yourself, or order a slice from a restaurant or bakery. If anyone asks, go for it à la mode (that’s with ice cream on top).

Honor service members on Veterans Day

November 11 is observed annually as Veterans Day, honoring all of the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Pay your respects by attending a Veterans Day Parade in your state; find locations here.

Give thanks on Thanksgiving

On the last Thursday in November, gather with friends at a home or restaurant, express your thanks for what’s good in life, and eat a fabulous meal together. The traditional American Thanksgiving feast includes roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and pumpkin pie. Make reservations at a restaurant near you at Open Table.

Go to a football game

Watch the Baltimore Ravens play professional football at M&T Bank Stadium or the Washington Redskins at FedExField. It’s also fun (and much cheaper!) to watch games on TV with fans a local sports bar.

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