Fall Activities in New England

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See the leaves change

In October, the leaves put on a spectacular show as they change color from green to red, yellow, orange, and magenta. Grab a friend and go on a scenic drive. To find the brightest colors in your state, call: 1-888-624-6345 (Maine), 1-800-227-6277 (Massachusetts), 1-800-258-3608 (New Hampshire), 1-800-556-2484 (Rhode Island), or 1-802-828-3239 (Vermont).

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 the New England fall weather. Check out Connors Farm in Danvers, MA and see if you can complete this year’s 7 acre maze! Find a corn maze near you.

Meet Charlie Brown

See the classic American television cartoon It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, about a group of kids living through the horrors of Halloween. On or near Oct. 31 look for a free showing of this television special on ABC, or watch it anytime through iTunes or Amazon.

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 u-pick apple orchard near you in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont.

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).

Celebrate Halloween

Leading up to Halloween (Oct. 31), Americans carve pumpkins and light them with candles. See one of the nation’s most impressive pumpkin displays at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island.

Go to a fall festival

You won’t believe how New Englanders celebrate fall. At the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta in Maine, they turn giant pumpkins into boats and ride them. At the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival, they launch pumpkins as far as possible with medieval weaponry. And at the Fall Festival at a Maine ski resort, men compete in an obstacle course, carrying their wives. Find a festival near you.

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.

Go to a Football Game

Watch the New England Patriots play professional football at Gillette Stadium. Get tickets to a live game if you can, or head to a local sports bar where fans watch the games on TV. It’s also fun to follow the college teams from Boston College, the University of Maine, the University of Rhode Island, and the University of Connecticut.

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.

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