5 Fun Fall Activities


Photo by Payton Gordon-Reznar

A Pumpkin at Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Payton Gordon-Reznar, Staff Writer

The summer is winding down and the weather is getting cooler. The tourists are packing up and going home as the leaves turn vibrant oranges and reds. If you’re worried about how you are going to keep busy now, there are plenty of fun activities to explore. It’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the last little bits of nice weather before the winter comes. 

  • Pumpkin Picking

Hopping on a hayride and finding your perfect pumpkin is an amazing way to spend a crisp fall day. Enjoy the bumpy ride down to the patch with a nice hot cup of apple cider or even an apple cider donut. Or wander around through a corn maze with your friends and family. 

Sauchuk’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch in Plympton is a great option to spend a nice day at, as long as you don’t mind a little driving. There are so many activities at this farm, including pumpkin patch, hayride and corn mazes. They also have jumping pillows, apple blasters and more! If you want a more local option to get your pumpkin picking in, there is Tony Andrews Farm in East Falmouth. They offer hayrides on weekends and pumpkin picking, as well as fresh strawberries and other fresh in season produce. After picking your pumpkins it is just a short 10 minute drive to The Pickle Jar for a delicious lunch. Or if you’re looking for something lighter, Maison Villatte is another great option!

  • Salem MA

If you’re looking for a spooky day trip that will also take you through history then Salem is a perfect way to get that. You may have heard about the famous town where the Witch Trials took place back in 1692. The effect of this dark history, however, is a very cool Halloween loving town with many attractions. 

If you want to have a quiet day and are a fan of art then the Peabody Essex Museum is a perfect way to spend your time. There is a wide variety of different art to see in this museum. Their collection includes gorgeous Oceanic, maritime, African, Asian, American, and Native American art. There is something for everyone, whether you’re interested in photographs, paintings, sculptures, architecture, or textiles, they have it here! However, if an art museum is not what you’re looking for there is the Salem Heritage Trail. The trail takes you down a self-guided tour through some of Salem’s most important sights. As long as you follow the painted line on the sidewalks you will see very old historic buildings and places as well as many cute shops and restaurants to stop at along the way. 

  • Apple Picking

Picking bags full of delicious apples on a nice sunny fall day is fun for everyone. Even if you aren’t a big fan of apples, your family and friends will enjoy receiving some. It’s an awesome way to get fresh air and be rewarded by getting to bring the fruits of your labor home and baking something with them! 

If you’re looking for somewhere close by to get your apple picking done, Crow Farm is located in Sandwich. Another amazing place is Keith’s Farm in Acushnet. The scenery is beautiful around this farm and is a perfect place to take gorgeous photos. They also offer potatoes, pears, and pumpkins as well as apples.  

  • Provincetown 

If you didn’t get the chance to visit P-Town during the summer, now is the perfect time to get down there. There is way less tourists and traffic! Taking a stroll down Commercial Street is the perfect balance of walking and shopping. Commercial street is about 3 miles long so if that’s too much walking for you then you can stop and sit at one of the many restaurants along the way. If you would rather spend your time outside in nature then you can also visit a gorgeous beach in P-Town. Some great ones are Herring Cove Beach and Beech Forest. You can have a nice picnic or just talk a scenic walk down the sandy shore. 


  • Ghost Tours 

Walking through a spooky graveyard at sunset or a boarded up house listening for creaks in the floor or hearing haunted history is a great way to spend a night. Dead of Night Ghost tours offers many different tours and is the perfect spooky activity. If you’re not into having actors at haunted houses jump out at you and you’re looking for a more chilling experience this is amazing. Learn the history of areas nearby and why they are supposedly haunted. Or enjoy a nice evening walk if you don’t believe. Although, the ghost sightings may have you convinced by the end of the night.