Leaves turn all shades of red and orange, there is a musky scent in the air and I reach out for my jacket and camera at the same time. It is unmistakably fall, and I am lucky to be in New England to see it.
Picking out pumpkins is one of my favorite things to do. There are various options for doing this – you can pick it out from a farm where pumpkins are grown. This is the most authentic way of pumpkin picking for me – walking around in the fields in the dirt, picking it out on my own and much before the best ones gets picked. And what can I say, cameras love the pumpkin hues too!
Another option is to visit a pumpkin patch where harvested pumpkins are laid out. These are fun too and one tends to get more variety. Sometimes, these could be to collect money for a cause, which works out perfectly.
Almost every place in New England has a handful of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides to mark the onset of fall. I live in Massachusetts, so visited the closest one in my area. Billing Farm in Vermont has a special Harvest festival to mark the onset of the season. It is a great place for families to spend a day at the farm and museum with hayrides, music and dancing among the beautiful foliage at the Green Mountains.
Boston even has it’s very own Mayor’s Fall festival at Boston Common and Frog Pond. Some of them even display a pretty sight of carved and lit pumpkins after dark – sometimes hundreds of them which is a sight not to be missed.
So whether it’s carving out my pumpkin and setting it outside the door, or just waiting for Halloween, or just sipping my pumpkin latte, I look forward to a pretty colorful Fall.
My name is Lovya. I left home when I was 17, to study and pursue my dream of being an Engineer, which I am now! But my love for travel never parted with me and even as I grow older, I know there are places and adventures in the world which I have to see. It feeds my soul in a unique way. This blog is a means for me to share my travel stories and hear about your experiences.