Fall is in the air and pumpkins, ghouls and ghosts can be spotted everywhere. Apple Cider and Pumpkin Pie are on all the menus. October in New England is always lots of fun with the cooler temps and beautiful foliage it is a great time to get outdoors with your family and visit a spooky (or non-spooky) event. Here is a list of my favorite places to visit in the fall in Massachusetts.
Roger Williams Park Providence, RI October 7-October 31 www.rwpzoo.org
Follow a trail filled with 5,000 professionally carved lighted jack-o-lanterns
Great Pumpkin Fest at the EcoTarium
Worcester, MA, Saturday, October 23, www.ecotarium.org
Local youth groups carve nearly1,500 pumpkins, which are displayed throughout the grounds. The day includes hayrides and train rides, a planetarium show, games, carving demonstrations, and crafts.
Boo at The Zoo
Stoneham Zoo October 23 www.zoonewengland.org
Creature encounters, creepy crafts, ghoulish games, a trick-or-treat trail and a Haunted Maze.
North Andover, MA every weekend in October www.smolakfarms.com
Trick or Treat Hay Rides, Pick your Own Apples or Pumpkins, and “the famous” Apple Cider Donuts
Creepy Fun (for older children or adults that love to be spooked)Davis MegaMaze Sterling, MA October 15,16,22,23,29,30, 6-10pm www.davisfarmland.com/megamaze/ Halloween Fright Nights (geared towards adults)!! You can enjoy the maze with your whole family on other days and nights.
Hammond Castle-Castle of the Damned Gloucester, MA www.pastimesentertainment.com/PASTIMES The SCARIEST haunted castle I have ever been to. If you like to be scared this is a must see. Fridays October 22 and 29; Saturdays October 23 and 30, and Sunday October 24. Friday and Saturday nights 7 PM to 11 PM … Sunday night 7-10 PM.