Getting in on the fun in Massachusetts in the fall is easy. All it takes is a list of the best fall things to do in Massachusetts and places to visit. There are practically endless activities to keep you excited. From scenic leaf-peeping drives to oyster fests and ghost tours. Spooky! When it comes to viewing the glorious fall foliage in Massachusetts, late September to early October is the best time. Columbus Day weekend is better if you wish to wait until fall foliage hits its peak. That said, no fall sightseeing activity should end without skedaddling over to Capital Cannabis in Douglas, MA.
Best Fun Activities in Massachusetts in Fall
1. Take a scenic fall foliage drive in the Berkshires
Ipswich, Newburyport, and Deerfield are popular destinations for viewing foliage in autumn. However, if you want to get the best of fall foliage in Massachusetts, then consider taking a scenic drive through The Berkshires. Peak foliage occurs around the first week of October in this northwestern part of the state. There you can bask in the glamorous, awe-inspiring fall colors perfectly nestled in nature.
2. Drive the Mohawk Trail
Since you’re already in The Berkshires, why not make it a fun weekend getaway and enjoy all it has to offer? Like the Mohawk Trail, which offers one of the most scenic drives during autumn. Begin your drive in Williamstown and take in the miles upon miles of spectacular fall foliage all the way to Greenfield. Stay on the go with plenty of nature activities from hiking, camping, and fishing along the scenic route. Be sure to stop and enjoy the incredible views at Whitcomb Summit, the highest elevation point of the trail.
3. Eat the best oysters at Wellfleet
Got a taste for uniquely flavored oysters? There is no other time than fall in Massachusetts in October to get the best oysters. October is smack dab in the middle of oyster season. You have to try the famous Wellfleet Oysters. There are options to try or buy the succulent seafood delicacy. Try Wellfleet Oysters at Seashore and Mac Seafood in Wellfleet, MA, or Select Oyster Bar in Boston, MA. Better yet, stick around for the Wellfleet OysterFest (October 14-15 2023), featuring, all-you-can-eat oysters, oyster-shucking contests, live music, and more.
4. Get spooked at Salem Ghost Tour
Massachusetts leaf peeping climaxes in Salem in mid-late October. But that’s not the only main attraction. Did someone say “ghost tour?” Get ready for the most frightful fun time of your life at Salem Ghost, Salem MA. After all, Salem, also called Witch City, is known as America’s most haunted city. Is it going to be the Witch Trials and Secrets of Salem Ghost Tour or the Late Night Ultimate Ghost Tour of Salem? Whichever you choose, prepare for the most nail-biting, bone-chilling ghost tour of your life!
5. Lose your way at Davis Mega Maze
You cannot tour Massachusetts in fall without experiencing this timeless tradition. While Massachusetts is home to some of the best corn mazes in the country, Davis Mega Maze, in Sterling, offers a unique trip. Get lost in the more than 3 miles of puzzling pathways. Based on your sense of direction, you can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to find your way out. Phew! By the way, you’re in luck if your visit coincides with the annual Davis Farm Festival. Enjoy zip lining, live music, food, craft beers, and more.
6. Treat your palate to exquisite foods
Your fall things to do in Massachusetts list isn’t complete without experiencing Boston’s exquisite foods. The restaurant and cafe choices are endless. From outdoor and indoor dining to street foods, you got it. If you don’t know where to begin, here is a list of places to check out in and near Boston:
- Faneuil Hall Marketplace at 4 S Market Street, Boston
- Tandoor and Curry on Wheels Food Truck at 485 Great Road Acton, Boston
- Mike’s Pastry at 300 Hanover Street, Boston
- Fire + Ice at 205 Berkeley Street, Boston
- Douglas House of Pizza 296 Main Street, Douglas
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