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Make Your Instagram Game Fire this Fall

Don’t lie, your Instagram is important to you. You pride yourself on good lighting, witty captions, and probably have a list of favorite filters. There’s no shame in this- a person’s Instagram can say a lot about them! Fall is a great time for ‘gramming because there is so much to take pictures of. Check out these Rhode Island spots if you’re looking for Instagram opportunities. Oh, and have fun while you’re at it! We hope these photos inspire you to be your artsiest self. 

Apple Orchards

Apple picking photos are prime Insta material. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a great year for apple orchards in Rhode Island. There was a frost and some strange weather, and apparently that was very bad for farmers. This means not all orchards still have apples/ are allowing the public to pick them. Fortunately, there are still some places you can go!

Jaswell’s Farm right here in Smithfield is always a great choice. They have apple picking, and a cute little store where you can buy farm fresh vegetables, candy apples, and a variety of other treats. Try their apple cider doughnuts- you won’t regret it.


Pippin Orchard in Cranston also has pick your own apples from 10-4 every day. You can also buy hand painted mini pumpkins, maple frosted cider doughnuts, and candy apples!

Head to Knight Farm in North Scituate for some apple picking and a hayride. They also have a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. Which is perfect, because who doesn’t get hungry after a long day of apple picking?

Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin carving can be messy, but it’s also a lot of fun. If you do a good job then your pumpkin can definitely be Insta worthy. 

Not too comfortable wielding a knife? Totally understandable. Painting pumpkins is just as fun, and way less dangerous!


Dame Farm and Orchard in Johnston is no longer offering apple picking this season, but they do have a pumpkin patch! They also have a really fun corn maze (trust us, here) and wagon rides. 

Many of the apple orchards isted above have pumpkins as well.


There is so much you can do with fall foliage. First of all, our beautiful campus looks amazing in the fall. Between the trees, the pond and the sunset, we Bulldogs have a lot of material to work with.

Once the leaves have changed, there are plenty of nearby spots to go with your friends/ bae to embrace the great outdoors.

Purgatory Chasm, located in Sutton MA, is a very popular spot for outdoorsy people. You can go for a hike, have a picnic, or be adventurous and go rock climbing. Bonus: this park allows dogs, so you might catch sight of a cute pup!

Lincoln Woods is a great place for runners/ joggers/ bikers. Hit their trails for some exercise, or a leisurely stroll, and take in the scenery while you’re at it. There’s also a lake for fishing, if that’s your thing.

Arcadia State Park is Rhode Island’s largest recreational area! Located throughout Richmond, Exeter, Hopkinton, and West Greenwich, there’s hunting, fishing, boating, hiking and more. There are tons of different trails, which makes this a great place to spend the day outside.

Haunted Attractions 

While you generally aren’t encouraged to take pictures inside of haunted attractions, most have areas outside designated for snapping a pic with the actors. (Don’t worry, we have your all-inclusive guide to haunted house etiquette right here.)

Fear Town in Seekonk MA, and Field of Screams in West Greenwich RI are both supposed to be extremely scary. Also, The Dark Manor in Versailles CT was rated the 21st scariest haunted house in America this year by Hauntworld.com! If you want to be properly terrified, we recommend checking these places out.

Pro tip: take pictures before you go through the haunted house. You might not look so hot afterwards.

If you want to have fun but aren’t looking to be scared out of your skin, there are options for that too. The Haunted Labyrinth in Cranston is still scary, but is more low-key than the above mentioned houses. However their theme this year is circus, which takes on a whole new level of scary considering the recent clown infestation.  

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