Fall in Boston

Fall Flavors:

pieIce cream isn’t only for summer! Try fun and creative fall ice cream flavors like caramel apple and pumpkin at J.P. Licks or FoMu (vegan). Don’t miss out on traditions like hot apple cider, pumpkin-flavored coffee, or apple pie–available at most local coffee shops or bakeries!

Apple Picking:

appleThere are many apple orchards in Massachusetts–unfortunately, none accessible by T! If you have access to a car, there are many options close to Boston for a fun afternoon. Look Out Farm, Honey Pot Hill, and Russell Orchards to name a few.

Leaf Peeping:

foliageA popular past-time in New England is enjoying the changing fall foliage. T-accessible areas with great foliage include The Arnold Arboretum, Boston Common/The Public Gardens, Mount Auburn Cemetery. Peak foliage time is end of October.

Open Markets/Farmer’s Markets:

pumpkinEnjoy the crisp fall weather at the SoWa or Greenway market, open for a few more weekends. Then head over to Salem for the Salem Open Market, which is open the last three weekends of October. Check out this list of Farmers Markets in the Boston area. Get a pumpkin to carve or try cooking fall favorites like butternut squash!

Fall Events and Activities in Boston:

Check out the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival, weekend of September 26th.

Attend a Food Festival. Upcoming ones include the “What the Fluff” festival in Somerville on September 26th or Boston Veg Food Fest October 24th and October 25th.

Watch the Annual Halloween Horror Marathon at the Coolidge Corner Theater on Saturday October 25th.

Take the Commuter Rail to Salem, MA, home of the Salem Witch Trials and Haunted Happenings in October.

Go for a hike. For a list of local places to hike visit here.