Fall in New England has officially arrived and there’s no better place to be if you ask us! Between leaf peeping, pumpkin and apple picking, Oktoberfest celebrations, and events there is always SO much to do, it can be hard to plan. We put together a list of local activities and resources to help get you started.
- Leaf Peeping - this leaf peeping map is the best visual foliage predictor we’ve seen yet. Did you know that without the presence of Chlorophyll in the leaf, the bright golds, reds, yellows, and browns would be the natural colors seen year-round? Follow the link to learn more about the science of leaf colors!
- Farm Fun - here are some of our favorite local spots to check out for pumpkin and apple picking, corn mazes, and more! Lookout Farm - Natick - apple and pumpkin picking, great playground for the little ones, and a taproom for the grownups Marini Farm - Ipswich - check out their corn maze park! Colby Farm - Newbury - bookmark for next year, as the sunflower fields are closed due to a rainy year, but if you haven’t stood in a field of sunflowers you probably should add to your bucket list Wards Berry Farm - Sharon - pick your own pumpkins, see the corn maze, and take a hayride with a tour of the farm! Also some animals and a play area for the littles. Parlee Farms - Tyngsboro - when you go apple picking and don’t forget to try a cider donut - voted best cider donut by NECN viewers.
- Oktoberfest - the majority of Oktoberfest takes place in September, which makes Oktoberfest seem like one of the biggest misnomers of all time. TimeOut put together a great list of places to celebrate Oktoberfest in 2021.
- Festivals & Events - while some may be toned down this year, here are just a few of the fun fall traditions and happenings in and around the city
Sundays through 10/31 - SOWA Open Market - South End
Now through 10/11 - Boston Lights at Franklin Park Zoo
9/25 - The Harvest at Loring Greenough House - Jamaica Plain
9/25 - Roslindale Porch Fest - Roslindale
10/2 - Somerville Porch Fest - Somerville
10/15 - Pumpkin Float at the Frog Pond - Boston Common10/22-24 - Head of the Charles - Cambridge
Of course, this time of year the real estate market also picks back up after a summer slows down. If you’ve been waiting to look or want to get back in the game, let us know how we can help!