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.
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.
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!
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!