Are you a Brockton, Randolph, or Stoughton area resident looking for local fall adventure? September and October are the perfect times to get out and enjoy the brilliant foliage and cool air during a scenic daytrip!
Check out the following fall getaway destinations around southeastern Massachusetts to refresh and revitalize this autumn while still staying local.
Hike in Medfield, MA
Twenty-five miles northwest of the Brockton region lies the town of Medfield, MA. Medfield’s rolling slopes and large areas of reserved space make it the perfect place to experience fall’s beautiful transition from every angle.
The most prominent Medfield preserve is Rocky Woods State Reservation, which offers hikers 491 acres of sheer autumn bliss over 6.5 miles of trails.
The extra adventurous can trail hop to Medfield’s highest point, known as Noon Hill, for magnificent views down to the neighboring towns of Walpole and Norfolk and even a fall-framed aerial snapshot of Gillette Stadium.
Enjoy a Farmland Getaway in Mansfield, MA
Flint Farm, located just 15 miles west of the Brockton area in Mansfield, is a great local destination for fall goodies, décor, and fresh produce. Get away from it all by getting lost in the farm’s epic 4-acre corn maze that’s always a walkable work of art.
Flint Farm also believes that cooler weather is no excuse to stop selling sweet treats—be sure to enjoy some ice cream after your corn maze adventure!
Step Back in Time in Concord, MA
One of Massachusetts’ well-known towns, Concord, MA, is located under an hour from the South Shore. Concord has a rich history, acting as a key site in the Revolutionary War and the home of many literary greats.
Exploring Concord’s past with the backdrop of fall splendor is a wonderful escape. Visitors can wander Minute Man National Historical Park to experience Concord’s role in numerous Revolutionary battles. Statues and memorials placed throughout the territory tell an important story.
Literary buffs will enjoy touring the Ralph Waldo Emerson House. Setting foot on this famous estate, Emerson’s beliefs deeply rooted in nature as spiritual inspiration instantly come to life. Famous Walden Pond, where Henry David Thoreau took up residence, is stunning during the fall season as primary pops of color echo over the water’s surface.
Bike in Boston, MA
Boston is always a pretty place to be, but the fall months really make Beantown shine. A downtown Boston bike shop, Urban Adventours, offers an Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage Tour where travelers can pleasantly pedal by Boston’s lovely gardens and greens. The course takes bikers through famed Boston beauties such as the Boston Common and Public Garden, the Charles River Esplanade, and the Arnold Arboretum.
If you make it into Boston on a Sunday, you won’t want to miss the South End Open Market at SoWa. From top-notch food trucks to fresh produce from local farms and unique treasures from the area’s artists, this open market is the perfect place to shop, grab a bite to eat, and see what the community’s cooking up in the South End.
Wherever you travel around southeastern Massachusetts is bound to feel like an autumn oasis. Whether you’re looking to get outdoors to exercise and escape, learn more about Massachusetts history, or sample the season’s bounty, now’s the time get out and enjoy!