In Massachusetts, Autumn is a special time of year. There are a variety of things to do outside before the sometimes-unforgiving New England Winter comes. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views of the Fall foliage, anything pumpkin or a special place to enjoy the Halloween holiday, Massachusetts has you covered!
Leaf peeping has become a staple in New England during Fall. Whether you are hiking beautiful trails or just driving to your destination, enjoying the foliage is always a treat. The best time of the season typically begins in mid-October. In Massachusetts, the Berkshires, Sturbridge and the North Shore are some of the more notable areas to view the Fall foliage. These areas will also lead you to some charming towns, quiet getaways, delicious restaurants and of course, nature!
Pumpkin patches are abundant in the Greater Boston area. The farms are fun and usually have much more than just pumpkins. Other attractions usually include hayrides, corn mazes, petting zoos, kid-friendly games, etc. Here are some nearby favorites:
Smolak Farm - 315 S Bradford St., North Andover, MA 01845
Connors Farm - 30 Valley Rd., Danvers, MA 01923
Shelburne Farm - 106 W Acton Rd., Stow, MA 01775
Tougas Family Farm - 234 Ball St., Northborough St., MA 01532
Ward’s Berry Farm - 614 S. Main St., Sharon, MA 02067
Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch - 200 Center St., Plympton, MA 02367
The City of Salem is the most exciting Halloween attraction in New England. Located about 40 minutes north of Boston, Salem is full of history, such as the 1692 Salem witch trials, Gallows Hill Park and the history of the early settlement of Europeans and British colonists. Many people flock to Salem in October for their Halloween events. There are also many tours, places to shop, architecture from the 17th century and the overall culture of the city to enjoy. This city lives for Halloween so if you’ve never been and love the holiday, I would highly recommend checking Salem out!