Winter will be here before you know it – but before your mind starts thinking about ice skating, sledding, hot cocoa and the dreaded SNOW REMOVAL — get in some fun fall activities while you still can! So what should you do?
- Go to a farm. Seriously, people, it’s Massachusetts and it’s Fall. Can’t you smell all the wonderful farmy smells? No, silly, not those smells… The Food and Drinks! Along with pumpkins, fresh veggies, apples and Freshly Pressed Apple Cider you can find special treats like homemade pies, apple cider donuts and Wine. Yes, that’s right, some farms even have their own fresh WINE. Like Russell Orchards in Ipswich!
- Go Take a hike. Put your baby in a backpack or soft structured carrier and get out there! Feel the leaves crunching under your feet, stretch your legs, get some fresh air! Try Weir Hill in North Andover; take the Stevens Trail to be rewarded with a spectacular view. If you can’t stand to leave your dog at home, try Ravenswood in Gloucester. Or maybe the popular Walden Pond is more your speed?
- Ride a Bike. Perhaps the most famous bike trail is practically in your backyard: The Minuteman Bikeway is an 11-mile asphalt path with parking in several locations including Lexington, Cambridge, and Lincoln just to name a few. Of course many local cities and towns have their own wonderful rail-trails as well. Most are, of course, stroller-friendly as well if you prefer to walk/jog/rollerblade.
- Are you ready for some football? What better way to spend a fall weekend than enjoying a football game? Go watch your niece or nephew play for your alma mater, or catch the Patriots on TV or at Gillette. Many communities even offer Flag Football for the kids to play.
- Rake those leaves! Make a game of it, get your older kids involved, make big leaf piles and jump in them just like you did when you were a kid. Remember that many hands make light work, and you’re making memories with your kids! (See what I did there? I had you thinking this blog was all about fun, but well, we have to get some chores done once in a while.)