2014 Fall To-Dos

Fall in South Portland

I guess it’s officially time to say farewell to summer, pull out our flannel & bean boots, and welcome fall. This is a gorgeous season in New England and if you don’t mind the chill, there are plenty of things to do – here are a few activities we’re looking forward to this fall!

Plan a few hiking day trips.

We had such great fall hikes last year at Tumbledown, Sabbattus, and Bradbury, that this might be the fall activity I’m looking forward to the most this year… besides eating apple pie, of course!

Pick apples.

One of our very favorite fall traditions that we’ve done every year since moving to Maine is picking apples. I’m really excited about trying new apple recipes this year, but I think that the donuts that many farms sell are one of the bigger draws for Michael.

Carve pumpkins.

Just this morning a lady stopped me as I was heading up our driveway to tell me that all of the neighborhood kids are looking forward to seeing what we (read: Michael) carve for our pumpkins this year. The pressure is on, friends! See our previous pumpkins from 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.


We hardly ever go to brunch in the summer, but come fall, it’s all I think about on Sunday mornings. Bring on the pancakes, please!

Run 5Ks.

Once our travel and wedding seasons slow down in the fall, there are a few 5K races I always look forward to running – the Bayside Trail 5K (with Orvis!) and the Turkey Trot.

Take a daytrip.

It’s always fun to take a few more small trips each fall after the crowds start to disappear. Last year’s trips to Tamworth and Newburyport were two of our highlights, so we can’t wait to try out a few more places this fall.

Attend a cooking class.

This is an item on our “30 by 30” list, and after taking a look at the new culinary arts courses offered at MECA this year, we can’t wait to pick one out.

Surely there are fall activities we’ve missed – if you have any favorites of your own, we’d love to hear them!

Michael and Orvis

Bradbury Mountain State Park

Orvis Meredith and Michael at Tumbledown

Sabattus Mountain View

Orchard Hill Farm

Moustached Pumpkin

Piccolo Maine Brunch

Bayside Trail 5K

MTC Turkey Trot

Sheepscot River

Plum Island

3 thoughts on “2014 Fall To-Dos

  1. This is such a wonderful list! I need to add “hiking trips” onto my own autumn to-do. It’s the ideal season for being outdoors, in my opinion. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold, but I can do outdoors in fall! Especially if there is a cute doggie to hike with…!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave such sweet words! You completely brightened my day!

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