Thursday, September 3, 2009

12 Fun Family Fall Activites in New England

Charmingfare Farm in Candia brings lots of autumn fun with a Pumkpin Festival, Kids Trick or Treat activities and haunted hay rides. You can never go wrong with Charmingfare Farm.

You have to, have to, have to go see the pumpkin people in Jackson, NH. Since it is a self guided tour through the town, it's free and my kids love it.

There is no better time than during leaf peeper season to tour New Hampshire's covered bridges. There are some great photo opps with the gorgeous colors New England offers up in the fall.

Of course, don't forget it is time to get to the farms to pick your own apples. Check out this comprehensive list of farms.

Autumn is a great time in New England for agricultural fairs. What a fun way to expose your children to natural living.

There are many farms offering hayrides, corn mazes and many activities for the kids. Go to this website and scroll down for a list.

We all know the Keene Pumpkin Festival, which falls on October 17 this year. Go ahead and bring your pumpkin so you can be a part of the world record.

Just a reminder: If you have a Bank of America ATM, credit or check card, you can get into hundreds of museums around the country absolutely free! (It includes The Currier Museum in Manchester and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston) If you have a Bank of America card, you really should check out their website to find a museum near you.

Did you know that local libraries offer passes for free admission to local attractions? You check out the passes just like you would a book and return it within 3 days. Our Concord Library has passes to Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, Aviation History Museum of NH, The Fells and more. The library usually only has a couple of sets of passes for each venue so you want to call first thing in the morning to see if they are available and reserve them.

The Currier Museum in Manchester offers 'Family Saturdays' every second Saturday of the month, 11 am – 2 pm Spend some quality family time at the Currier, participate in hands-on art activities, go on a guided family gallery walk (11:30 am), visit the new Discovery Gallery, or use a family gallery guide. Each Family Saturday will focus on a different theme. Museum admission is free from 10 am to 12 pm. This falls themes are:
September 12 - Grandparent's Day Gift-making
October 10 - Captivating Color
November 14 - Capturing Nature

September 19 & 20 there is a Tour of Fairy Houses in Portsmouth. This looks to be a lot of fun. Check out the website.

Have you ever visited Antique Alley in New Hampshire. It runs along route #4, encompasses 500 antique dealers through 4 towns. You are bound to find something unique and fun and can enjoy the foliage along the way.

If you have any other ideas, please share them with me.

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