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Fun Fall Activities in New England and New York

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We’re excited about autumn! With so many great fall activities in New England and New York, it’s easy to see why.

Apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, fresh apple cider and the Northeast’s famous leaf-peeping are all part of the fun. Come see what’s in store throughout the region and start making your fall plans.

Connecticut Fall Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Find apples, pumpkins and raspberries at Bishop’s Orchards, a family-owned farm in Guilford. The 275-year-old Lyman Orchards in Middlefield offers both apples and pumpkins, too. In Easton, Silverman’s Farm‘s apples are ripe for pick-your-own outings.

Cider Mills

Operated since 1881, Old Mystic’s B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill claims to be the oldest steam-powered cider mill in the country and a National Historic Landmark; visit for apple cider, cider doughnuts, apple wine and cider-making demonstrations. Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard in Shelton offers pick-your-own apples on weekends along with fresh cider and baked goods.

Corn Maze

Explore this year’s “Alice in Wonderland” corn maze at The Farm in Woodbury. On select Saturdays, you can even bring a flashlight and tour the maze at night. Tickets can be purchased online only.

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Maine Fall Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

If you’re looking for organic pick-your-own apples, Apple Acres Farm in Hiram is the spot. At Lakeside Orchards in Manchester, you can pick apples and treat yourself to homemade breads, cider doughnuts, fruit pies and turnovers made daily. Cayford Orchards in Skowhegan offers 57 varieties of pick-your-own apples and jugs of cider to take home.

Cider Tastings

Taste the flavors of fall with a cider sampling at Ricker Hill, Norumbega Cidery or Orchard Girls Cidery.

Corn Maze

Besides pumpkin picking, you don’t want to miss your chance to travel through this year’s LL Bean-themed corn maze at Pumpkin Valley Farm in Dayton.

Massachusetts Fall Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Massachusetts is home to a plethora of farms and orchards offering fall activities. For apples, there’s Autumn Hills Orchard in Groton, Carver Hill Orchard in Stow, Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton and Riiska Brook Orchard in Sandisfield.

To pick pumpkins, check out the patch at Ioka Valley Farm in Hancock on weekends. You’ll also find sweet treats like apple cider doughnuts, pumpkin whoopie pies and maple syrup for sale.

For a one-stop-spot where you can pick up both apples and pumpkins, look no further than Red Apple Farm in Phillipston, Shelburne Farm in Stow or Tougas Family Farm in Northborough.

Corn Mazes

The 8-acre Mike’s Maze in Sunderland – a self-proclaimed “thematic immersive experience for all ages,” is one of the most buzzed-about fall activities in New England. This year’s theme is “Action!”

The 7-acre corn maze at Connors Farm in Danvers has its own attractions. After exploring the “Lost in Space” themed maze, you can pick-your-own apples and pumpkins or hit the farm stand for mums and fresh apple cider.

New Hampshire Fall Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

There’s prime picking in New Hampshire. Alyson’s Apple Orchard in Walpole is home to over 50 apple varieties, and Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook, grows over 80 different kinds!

DeMeritt Hill Farm in Lee, Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls and Mack’s Apples in Londonderry all offer both pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. And after pumpkin picking at Emery Farm, you can enjoy warm drinks and baked goods at the outdoor cafe.

Corn Mazes 

Head to Trombly Gardens in Milford for hayrides, a corn maze that’s open until dusk and plenty of pumpkins.

New York Fall Activities

Apples, Seasonal Snacks and Pumpkins

Pick apples at Wilklow Orchards in Highland, 75-year-old Apple Hill Farm in New Paltz or Masker Orchards in Warwick, where you can drive your car right to an apple tree and have a picnic.

Jenkins-Lueken Orchards in New Paltz, Weed Orchards & Winery in Marlboro and Greig Farm in Red Hook also have pumpkin picking.

Cider Mills

Get cider, doughnuts and other treats at Burrville Cider Mill in Watertown or visit the water-powered cider mill minutes from Cooperstown at Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard. On Long Island, fresh-pressed cider and baked goodies are made on-site at Jericho Cider Mill.

Rhode Island Fall Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Find you-pick apples and pumpkins at the Barden Family Orchard in North Scituate or pick-your-own flowers and apples at Dame Farm & Orchard in Johnston. At Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, stop into the farm cafe and market for a treat after you’re done harvesting.

Corn Maze

At Salisbury Farm in Johnston, you can choose from pre-picked or pick-your-own pumpkins and get lost in the 5-acre corn maze.


The walk-through Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo is a sight to behold as you make your way through a trail lined with thousands of intricately carved pumpkins. This year’s event celebrates 75 years of television history. Open nightly throughout October. Tickets sold online only.

Vermont Fall Activities

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

At the 19-acre Champlain Orchards in Shoreham, you can pick through a wide variety of apples and taste a few hard and iced ciders. Adams Apple Orchard in Williston also has apples, as well as plenty of pure Vermont maple syrup. For pumpkins, go to Winslow Farms in Pittsford to peruse and pick from its 5-acre pick patch.

Cider Mill 

You’ll find fresh apple cider, cider doughnuts made from a 25-year-old recipe as well as Vermont cheese, maple syrup, honey and jams at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury. Purchase other treats at the bakery or try something more filling at the Apple Core Luncheonette.

Corn Maze

Take a walk through the corn maze at Sam Mazza Farms for 3 miles of adventure.

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