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With Labor Day right around the corner, we are officially on the other side of summer. As saddened as we are to say goodbye to long days and beach-weather, we are also extremely excited for what the next season has to offer.

With its famous autumn foliage, New England is the perfect backdrop for all the fall festivities. Here are some of the activities we are looking forward to.

Apple Picking at Russell Orchards

Ipswich, MA

Home of the original cider donut, this family owned farm is the perfect spot for an afternoon of autumnal affairs. Their shake shingle barn is filled with local products, fresh produce, and baked goods. Enjoy apple and pumpkin picking, farm tours, visits with the barnyard animals, and have lunch in the family picnic area.

In early November, Russell Orchards holds its Annual Apples and Wine Festival, where you can enjoy a selection of their wines and hard ciders, listen to live folk music, and even make your own apple pie and hand-pressed cider.*

Whether you’re just stopping by for a donut or making a day out of it, Russell Orchards is at the top of our list of fall destinations.

*Click here ( to learn more about their COVID-19 policies before your visit.

Wine Tasting at Truro Vineyards

Truro, MA

If you have ever been to the Outer Cape, chances are you have heard of or passed through Truro. While it may be a small and rural town, with more than half of its land dedicated to the Cape Cod National Seashore, it still has plenty to offer, most notably, Truro Vineyards.

This environmentally-responsible and sustainable farm has perfected the art of winemaking. They offer table-side tastings where you can try a selection of their award-winning wines while snacking on something, courtesy of their on-site food trucks. However, if spirits are more your thing, head over to South Hollow Distillery, located on the premises, to sample their hand-crafted rum and gin or try a seasonal cocktail.

The welcoming service, paired with the picturesque grounds, makes Truro Vineyards an ideal spot for a daycation.

*Click here ( to learn more about their COVID-19 policies before your visit

A Tour of The Salem Witch Museum

Salem, MA

If you’re looking for a spookier outing, take a day-trip to Salem.

One of the most visited attractions is the Salem Witch Museum, offering guests the opportunity to delve into the town’s rich archives. Roam on your own or join one of their scheduled guided tours to learn about The 1692 Salem Witch Trials and their absorbing stories. Their second exhibit, Witches: Evolving Perceptions, focuses on the history and evolution of witches.

For those with an appreciation for history and folklore, with a touch of magic and the macabre, there are plenty of things to do and sites to see in this historic coastal city.

*Click here ( to learn more about their COVID-19 policies before your visit

A Walk along Acorn St. Boston, MA

If you’re in the Boston area, grab a coffee or hot chocolate from Tatte Bakery & Cafè and take a stroll along the famous Acorn Street in Beacon Hill.

With its narrow cobblestone road lined with gas lamps, seasonal amber foliage, and brick row houses, each stoop garnished with pumpkins, it’s no surprise that this is the most photographed street in the city, especially in the fall. Just a 10 minute walk from the Boston Commons, this quaint strip is an absolute must-see.

-Caroline Silvestri

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