There’s more to do in New England in fall than merely peep leaves. However, observing foliage in transition is a quintessential New England fall activity that has to make its way on to your season agenda. What else does Colonial think should be on your autumn checklist? Read on to find out.
If you head to the Yankee Farmer farm stand (603-547-6421, www.yankeesiege.com) in Greenfield, New Hampshire, you can see medieval trebuchets catapulting pumpkins up to 2,400 feet through the air.
Parker’s Maple Barn (800-832-2308, www.parkersmaplebarn.com), in Mason, New Hampshire features spectacular maple-glazed donuts and pumpkin pancakes.
The Topsfield fair, which began as a cattle show in 1818, is a full-blown agricultural extravaganza with entertainment to boot. The event features the New England Giant Pumpkin weigh-off, and an abundance of lovable farm animals at the Essex County Farm Yard.
The Mystic Seaport Chowederfest features a the most notable item of nourishment in New England: clam chowder. There’s more than just chowder at the Chowderfest, though. Live music and an abundance of activities pack the schedule at Chowderfest.
Attending the Northeast Kingdom Fall Foliage Festival will give you a chance to vistit Vermont’s historic Northeast Kingdom. The week-long festival sees seven towns in the Northeast Kingdom holding seven festivals over the course of seven days. On the agenda? Tours, hikes, concerts, and even pancake breakfasts.
Consider your options, and we’ll be back in a week with more suggestions for fall fun!
Sure, the TD Garden is a great venue. But where the heck do you park for a Bs or Cs game?
The recommended option is parking in the North Station Garage.
From the TD Garden’s website:
With the most convenient parking for every game and show, the North Station Garage, located directly underneath the TD Garden, offers a flat event rate* of $38 when you enter 2 and 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled event time. Elevators located in the parking garage will bring you directly to the main concourse in North Station.
There are several garages near the garden, which charge in excess of $30 for event parking.
If you’re amendable to a 10-15 minute walk, the Pi Alley Garage on 275 Washington St. It’s a flat $12 for evening and weekends.
You can also valet park at a few places, such as Joe Tecce’s for $7 – $10, have a great meal, and then walk over to the Garden.
A final option is parking a few T stops away. However, given the cost of the T ($5 round trip), and the fact that parking prices don’t decrease substantially until you get well away from the Garden, it’s not worth it.
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Newsflash: Driving in Boston isn’t fun. Commuting from any of the surrounding suburbs can be a mess too — as anyone who’s driven 10 mph along 90-E at 7:30 in the morning can surely tell you.
Here are some tips to help you keep your wits about you in Boston’s notoriously bad rush hour traffic.
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular draws nearly a half-million people to the banks of the Charles River. An additional seven million tune into the broadcast.
The experience can either be memorable or miserable, depending on how you prepare.
Here’s the Boston Fourth of July Survival Guide at the Esplanade.
As the Boy Scouts say, “Be Prepared”
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