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September 2017
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Non-basic Things to do in Boston this Fall | By Anitza Arellano

Are you new to the area or have you lived here all of your life, but looking to (pumpkin) spice things up? We’ve got you covered with 5 things to do near Boston during your downtime within the next couple of weekends.

  1. #JustAdultThings
    1. Beer Tasting: Brew some plans and enjoy a glass of beer….or a few. Trillium Garden has more than its fair share of quality local beers along with “what’s on the tap today,” ensuring craft brew goodness.
      1. Address: Atlantic Ave & High St, Boston, MA 02110
    2. Wine Tasting: If you’re looking for an adventure, wine not drive over to Nashoba Valley Winery. Not only do you get to enjoy the crisp weather paired nicely with your five different wine tastings, but you also get to take your glass home...you’ll become a wine connoisseur in no time!
      1. Address: 100 Wattaquadock Hill Rd, Bolton, MA 01740
  2. Painting the Next Mona Lisa...Sorta
    1. SOWA: Feeling artsy? Take a stroll South of Washington, aka SOWA, (Boston’s Art & Design District) and bring your insta game to a whole new level. What used to be a rundown warehouse district has blossomed into a one of a kind plaza filled with world class exhibits and brimming with talented artists producing their next collection. Walking past studios, galleries, and shops during the fall may inspire you to reach for a paintbrush to create your own foliage masterpiece!
      1. Address- Sowa Open Market: 460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118
  3. Enjoying the View
    1. Prospect Hill Park: At some point you may get tired of walking through Boston Common. Instead, switch it up and wrap your hands around a warm pumpkin spice latte and take a trip over to Prospect Hill Park located in Waltham, MA. Now hear us out, it may not be as busy or lively as the Boston Common, but sometimes a little peace and quiet is exactly what we need. During the fall, the trail is engulfed in a sea of lively orange, yellow, red, and soft brown leaves. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with a crystal clear view of the best city in the US of A: Boston.
      1. Address: 314 Totten Pond Rd, Waltham, MA 02451
  4. Nothing Better Than Some Manual Labor
    1. Apple and Pumpkin Picking: Take advantage of the autumn weather and go apple/ pumpkin picking! This is a New England tradition that the whole family can enjoy! Venture through the 180 acre farm filled with mouthwatering apple, pear, and peach trees at Honey Pot Hill Orchards. If fruit isn’t your go to, head over to Lookout Farm and gaze through pumpkins in search of the perfect one to carve! Pro tip: always make sure to stop at the farm store to pick up some apple cider and cider donuts on your way out…. You won’t regret it!
      1. Address-Honey Pot Hill Orchards: 138 Sudbury Rd, Stow, MA 01775
      2. Address-Belkin Family Lookout Farm: 89 Pleasant St S, Natick, MA 01760
  5. Trick or Scream
    1. Spooky World: So this isn’t technically in...Boston or Massachusetts...BUT, a 45 minute drive to the “Best Haunted Attraction in 2016” will certainly impact your October,. There are 5 separate haunted attractions including a fan favorite, the one mile haunted hayride. If you’re not into the scary aspect, but still want to watch your friends scream their heads off, you can enjoy many other attractions. SpookyWorld also offers activities like zombie paintball, go-karts, mini-golf, carnival concessions and bars allowing everyone to feel welcomed and leaving you promised to have a spooky fun-filled night!
      1. Address: 454 Charles Bancroft Hwy, Litchfield, NH 03052