Leaves are coming down and the Stink Bugs are back. We have had a few days of rain and now the wind has kicked up. The yellow-gold and burnished red leaves are piling up against the doors and walkways, a soft reminder of what will be piling up later.
I always forget about this interlude in the season. The Leaf-Peepers will feel robbed, the tourist board will make noise, then everyone will settle back into the routine. Truth be told, there is so much to do that can only be done in the fall, regardless of the weather or foliage. The apples are plentiful this year for making a day in the orchard. Corn mazes are popping up on every farm and harvest festivals abound on the weekends.
I have done a little research on the area and here’s what you can expect this weekend, most events are free!!
- Yard sales galore
- Craft Fairs
- Oktoberfest at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack
- New Hampshire’s 30th Annual Wool Arts Tour in Greenfield complete with my beekeeper buddies
- Open Studio Art Tour featuring: furniture, fiber artists, jewelers, potters, glassmakers, and painters in every medium
- The award winning Frost Heaves Foliage Follies at the historic Peterborough Players Theater
When the rain does hold off, it is still warm enough to kayak the rivers and ponds, and hiking on Mount Monadnock and the Wapack Trail is comfortable this time of year. My personal favorite is riding the trails and seeing the foliage from atop a horse. Rentals and guided trail rides are available in the area.
With so much going on this weekend, I expect to give you several days of “Fun Fall Activities” posts next week.
Additionally, I will bore you to tears (that’s why I should “hand out towels with my blog” as one reader said, not that the posts are so emotional). OK, bore you to tears with my exploits in the wood pile. It is not sexy and fun like “Fifty Shades Of Gray,” but “gray” refers to hair at my age.