When you live in the northeast, every season has its own charm—but nothing beats a New England fall. The forests and mountains erupt into a riot of colors, and locals embrace every bit of the fall-themed splendor. Join in on the fun by heading to regional farms and roadside stands for fresh cider doughnuts, apple picking, and pumpkin patch photo opps (not to mention the frenzy of baking they do at home), or opt for a long, rambling road trip through the region’s quieter locales. This fall in particular feels especially energetic, with new museum exhibits, new hotels and spas, and new events for both locals and visitors to explore. Whether you’re looking to get out into nature and appreciate the region’s natural beauty, visit a pumpkin show illuminated by over 1,500 jack-o-lanterns, or you simply want to hunker down for a glamorous spa weekend, these are our picks for the best things to do in New England this fall.
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