What I Miss About Fall in New England

Growing up in New England, the Fall season has always been a big deal. However, now that I've been living in New York, it just feels different. Maybe it's just because I'm an adult now or that it was summer weather up until a few days ago ... but it seems like everyone else around me isn't as into it as I am. 

 

  1. 1. Pumpkin & Apple Picking

    Every October, my family and I would head to our local pumpkin patch, Scott's Orchard, and pick out the best pumpkins to carve. Then, we would pick the most delicious and fresh apples, right off the tree, to take home with us. I remember packing them in my lunch for school and even baking them into an apple pie a few years. This is hands down my favorite Fall pastime. 

  2. 2. Surviving the Corn Maze

    In addition, my family and I will traditionally do the famous corn maze. Our favorite place to go is Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut. Each year, this family-owned orchard has a theme for their maze. Their most notable shaped maze being the University of Connecticut Husky and Hall of Fame head coach, Geno Auriemma, after their back to back season wins in 2010. 

    Of course, we can't forget about the scrumptious Apple Cider Donuts that we pick up from Lyman's each season. 

  3. 3. Drinking Honey Cinnamon Lattes

    I enjoy sipping on lattes all year long, but I especially love some of the Fall flavored lattes that are offered at the coffee shop near my home in New England. Ashlawn Farm Coffee has the most delectable, cozy, caffeinated drinks such as the Honey Cinnamon Latte and the Maple Latte! Once I was able to drive, I visited this quiet little coffee shop often to get my Fall flavored coffee fix. 

  4. 4. The New England Patriots

    Most sports fans know that the Fall season calls for football (AKA the best sports season). Coming from NE, almost everyone is a fan of the typical Boston-based teams - the Patriots, the Bruins, the Celtics and the Red Sox of course. This usually means that everyone is rooting for all the same team, which makes watching the games in our community much more fun. However, living in New York, there is definitely some discrepancy regarding the best team in the NFL. Watching Sunday Night Football away from home is significantly different and I definitely miss it!

  5. 5. Trick or Treating!

    Of course, Fall wouldn't be the same without Halloween! Thinking back to the days of trick or treating as a child is a nostalgic feeling. Luckily, I was able to grow up in the same neighborhood all of my life so I visited the same houses for candy every year. 

The Fall season is the best season no matter where you are, but the Fall in New England is really something different. It is definitely worth experiencing and it is one of my favorite things about home.