Thursday, November 3, 2016

New England Autumn Bucket List

Fall in New England is kind of special. Those of us that live here are mostly used to it, but we get a lot of tourists this time of year. Living between two popular casinos, my area gets year-round tourism, but most of that is at the casinos or near them. In autumn, it's a bit different. For some reason the change of season here is spectacularly beautiful compared to other parts of the country.

I don't normally do bucket lists, and this one isn't going to be one I plan to complete this year. I also know this is a weird time, since we're heading towards winter at this point. I was going to post this earlier, but the Dakota Access post took precedence. I just like the idea of thinking of certain things you can only get the full experience of in fall.

1. Do a photoshoot of the leaves. The leaves change to so many different colors this time of year. Driving around, you rarely have an area that doesn't have some gorgeous trees. I want to do an official photoshoot, with my Nikon instead of just my iPhone.

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2. Go apple picking at an orchard. My sisters have done this and they love it. The idea of picking your own apples is appealing to many people.

3. Get apple cider in Mystic, CT. Clyde's Cider Mill is very popular. They've been around since 1881 and every time I drive by it smells amazing.

4. Go to Salem, MA. My sisters have also done this, and they say it's awesome. Every year around Halloween, Salem travels back in time. It's something I've wanted to do for ages.

5. Go to Fright Fest at Six Flags New England. I've been to our Six Flags tons of times, but never for Fright Fest. From what I've heard, it's epic.

6. Go to Stowe Mountain Lodge. I would love to do a weekend at this lodge. They have ziplining, a spa, and a pumpkin and ghost festival. But even just being up in the mountains of Vermont would be incredible.

7. Go on a leaf tour. Basically just drive around New England to see how beautiful it is.

Not a long list, but certainly one I would like to do. I plan on leaving New England eventually, so I want to get this list completed before then.

Do you have a bucket list? Have you ever done any of the things on my list? Let's chat in the comments!


  1. I'd love to go to Salem if I had the chance! It's not likely with me living in England and all!

    Corinne x

    1. It's probably just as likely as me making it up there. I've been trying for the better part of the last 15 years or so....