Fall season in New England offers great weekend getaways for families: from fall foliage outings to corn mazes, apple-picking, and of course the whole month of October is now Halloween season.
Heading out of the city to see trees change color can be a fun and affordable weekend getaway. Parents can ooh and aahh over the color show, while kids get some good times in The Great Outdoors. New England has many great spots for "leaf-peeping".
Take a fall weekend getaway in the Great Outdoors with all logistics handled. Enjoy New The Appalachian Mountain Club has all-inclusive packages that include lodging, meals, fall foliage hikes, nature activities, and free use of outdoors gear. Look for seasonal fun such as Thanksgiving Family Fun Fall Harvest.
Another fun activity, to enjoy on a weekend getaway in New England: About.com's Guide for New England for visitors lists apple-picking spots in every state. You can also find lodgings ideas, at her site.
The town of Killington Vermont has a new thing going on: hay bale creations that can be spotted in fields along certain roads. They'll last at least until the first snowfall in December. Our Guide for New England Travel has photos.
A Fun weekend getaway: little kids love to pick out their own pumpkin. Many pumpkin patches also offer a corn maze, hay rides, petting farm, or other fun for families.
In the last decade, a new type of outing has sprung up all over the continent: visiting a corn maze is lots of fun for kids, and even for teens (especially at night, with flashlights.) Click above, for corn mazes in New England; you can also read some tips about visiting Corn Mazes.
Halloween is a great holiday for families: little kids have lots of fun, and grownups get to act like kids. Families can also take the opportunity to have a fall weekend getaway in the country - with the bonus of Halloween theme.
About.com's Guide for New England Travel covers many events, from Ghost Tours to FrightFest at Six Flags New England: build a weekend getaway around a visit to Boston, Salem, Six Flags theme park...
Catch the last chance for fall travel: suggestions here include some New England inns and family resorts.