Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fall Day Trips from Boston

Fall Day Trips from Boston

8 Places to go near Boston this Fall

- Fall Foliage Day Trip From Boston - Enjoy the spectacular New England countryside as the leaves turn a multitude of colors during the fall season. A pleasant tour of foliage display is capped by a stop at a native orchard for apples and cider. More here

- Plimouth Plantation - Explore another world in another time. Journey south to historic Plimoth Plantation where you will become part of the Pilgrim's 17th century world. In this living museum, accompany Pilgrims as they go about their daily tasks - talk with them, ask about their lives and what it was like to come to this foreign place and build their future. More

- Salem, MA Witchy City - Is there any spookier place in America than Salem, Massachusetts, forever branded by the hysteria in 1692 that led to accusations of witchcraft? And yet--I'm drawn to the town. Maybe it's the salt air of the sea and the lingering specters of sailors and pirates. Maybe it's Salem's association with my favorite author, Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose writings sometimes revealed his own tortured wrestling with an ancestor's involvement in the witch condemnations. More

- America's Stonehenge - You've probably heard of Stonehenge--that mysterious collection of megaliths (big rocks) over in the old England. But did you know that America has its own Stonehenge here in New England? More

- Walden Pond - Walden Pond covers 62 acres, but it's really much larger than that. In fact, few bodies of water have celebrity status to rival that of this serene pool in Concord, Massachusetts, now protected within the boundaries of Walden Pond State Reservation. More

- Old Sturbridge Village - Is a 200-acre time machine that transports visitors to the early 1800s. Within moments of setting foot inside the complex of historic buildings populated with authentically costumed "interpreters," you can't help but feel immersed in yesteryear. More

- Davis' Mega Maze- New England's oldest and largest cornfield maze is the 8-acre Mega Maze at Davis' Farmland in Sterling, Massachusetts. Leave Boston behind for a scenic hour and 10-minute drive to this challenging, larger than life puzzle, where you can "get lost" for a while this fall and have loads of fun in the process. More

- Castle in the Clouds -Just over a two-hour drive from Boston in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, you'll be stunned by the fall views from Castle in the Clouds, the spectacular, 5,500-acre estate built by eccentric industrialist Thomas Plant in 1914. Pause and hike to a waterfall on your drive up to this mountaintop abode, and, after your castle tour, linger over lunch or snacks and drinks at the Castle Cafe in the Carriage House. More


(New England has many more cool places to visit any time of the year. It's really a great little spot to live in because you have everything near you - from big city life like Boston, the ocean, the mountains, great forest camping areas and you can't forget the rich history this area has. A great place to vacation and live!)

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