New England's October essentials: Foliage, flannel, and fireside chats

Autumn Activities Abound!

October 06, 2023     Behind the Pines

Autumn in New England isn't just a season, it’s colors, flavors, and cozy experiences waiting to be enjoyed. There's no better place to celebrate the magic of fall than right here, so pull on a chunky sweater and dive into this roster of fun October activities, all proof that the place we call home is the ultimate autumn playground.

Edaville Pumpkin Patch Express


New England come alive with fall festivals and there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!


Every year it’s an epic showdown between Team Apple Spice and Team Pumpkin Spice. Which one are you?

  • Team Apple Spice, the defenders of the orchards! They've got apple pies, apple cider donuts, and apple butter. They'll take apples over pumpkins any day, and they're not afraid to say it. They believe in the power of the forbidden fruit—the apple—to conquer all. Team Apple Spice NEEDS this New England map guide for Cider Donuts!

Halloween on Main 2023


Halloween is when the spookier side of New England makes an appearance. Plymouth itself comes alive with Halloween parades and festivities that delight both young and old.


Sure there’s clam chowder but how about sampling some other tasty New England delights.

  • 10/14 & 10/15 Wellfleet Oysterfest Buy your tickets ahead of time for this celebration of Wellfleet’s briny bi-valve – a shucking good time!


Scenic drives in New England during October are nothing short of breathtaking. It's like they invented “road trips” for New England. Pack up the camper and head for the open road. Prefer a plan? Yankee Magazine has a wonderful Leaf Peeping for Newbies guide. Everything you need to know about fall foliage.

If you don't live here yet, after a trip to New England in the fall, you’ll want to call this place home (shameless Pinehills plug.)

🍁 Check out more ways to spend a fall day in New England here.

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