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Top five fall dates in New England


Oh my gourd I just loveeeee fall! There's something spectacular, romantic and cozy about this vibrant time of year that should be enjoyed with your special someone! I think everyone knows by now that I'm really not an outdoors person, and more of a princess when it comes to the typical nature oriented hobbies. Honestly I've never been hiking, camping, or a fan of biking, which are all quintessential fall activities.

Over the years George and I have found some really great date ideas that meet both of our interests and still give a taste of the enchanting season. Especially since we live in New England, we love this time of year and the fun dates we get to go on. We wanted to share some of our date ideas for you to try if you're looking to spend time together during the changing seasons.

Cozy truck date: For some reason I've always wanted to decorate the back of a truck for a date...with pillows, a small picnic and cute fall elements. To help bring this blog post to life George and I borrowed his dad's truck and had a small date to enjoy the crisp, fall morning. You can easily replicate this in the back of a truck or a trunk of an SUV by decorating the space with your favorite fall items (mums, pumpkins, apples, and more!). Just find a local park or drive out to Western, MA to enjoy open fields and changing leaves. You can also watch the sunset and star gaze while being surrounded by vivid scenery.

Apple Picking: New England's fall staple! Picking apples is always a great activity, whether it's your first date or you've been together for years. There are several farms you can venture to throughout New England to enjoy a fun day together, so check out Boston Magazine's article for some ideas on where to go! Don't forget the cider donuts and warm apple cider!

Leaf Sighting Walk: Looking at the changing leaves while taking in the brisk, cold air is the perfect fall activity! Take in the beautiful sight by finding a small trail to walk around or even your own neighborhood. This magical autumn backdrop can even be great for some adorable photo moments!

Carving Pumpkins: During our second year of college when George transferred to UMass Amherst, we went to a local farm and picked out pumpkins to carve. We made a date out of it and picked easy pumpkin designs on Pinterest. It's always a great date on a rainy day or closer to Halloween!

Enjoy a fire pit: While fire pits are enjoyable in the summer, they are even better in the fall New England weather. Watch the sun set and snuggle up with a blanket, warm apple cider and a yummy snack. Be sure to pick up S'mores materials so you can roast marshmallows by the fire!