Fall is the season of festivals, apple picking, beautiful foliage, hay rides and fresh pumpkin pie. The warm days of summer may be officially behind us, but the Fall fun is just beginning!

We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to fall activities and things to do in our area this fall. There is something here for all ages and tastes!

  1. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – (October 1 – November 1, 2015) One of the best family fun activities to do in Rhode Island in the fall. Head to Roger Williams Zoo too see a wonderful nighttime display of over 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns though out the zoo. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is presented by Citizens Bank.
  2. Apple Picking @ The Big Apple – (Call for Apple picking info) Start your weekend off the right way, by picking apples and getting some delicious apple cider. At the big apple you can pick your own apples or just purchase a bag. Step up to the viewing platform where you can watch their Apple Grader sort the apples peek at their bakery kitchen and donut machine through the viewing window. Fall weekends they also offer Hayrides and the Pumpkin House.
  3. Ghost Tours of Newport – Spend your night walking around the beautiful and historic town of Newport, RI. On this tour you go on an 8- to 10-block walk through Newport’s historic colonial district, home to some of the nation’s oldest buildings. Along the way, guides unveil places of reported ghost sightings—from spectral ships to a local tavern still frequented by an early 18th-century guest—and narrate the tales behind them. Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras.
  4. Salem Haunted Happenings – (October 1 - October 31, 2015) Salem, MA is one of, if not the most festive areas during the month of October. More than 250,000 people come to Salem Haunted Happenings each year to partake in the abundance of events that they offer. The events include a Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights on Salem Common, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations.
  5. Christmas Tree Tagging – Many tree farms allow you to start tagging your tree in the beginning of November. If you haven’t had the chance to tag a tree, it is something we recommend. Some of our staff’s favorite past times are going out as a family and tagging trees. There are many locations to go to throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
  6. Corn Maze @ Davis Family Farm - Davis Mega Maze is consistently the leader in cornfield mazes in Massachusetts ranging 8-acres with almost 3 miles of puzzling paths. The maze can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours (or more) to complete. It is both a physical and mental challenge.