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The Best Fall Activities in New England, Part I

The Best Fall Activities in New England, Part IThere’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, 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,, 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!