The Weekender: Fall into the North Shore

We’re in the thick of October and that means the time is ripe to experience all things autumn. There’s no better place in the metropolitan area than the North Shore to embrace the season and everything it has to offer. Whether it’s apple picking in Ipswich or haunted halloween events in Salem you’re after, we’ve got you covered.

Corn Maze Craze | Connor’s Farm

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The epitome of fall, Connor’s Farm in Danvers is complete with hayrides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and more. And on Friday and Saturday nights the farm pulls out all the stops and puts a halloween inspired twist on activities- hosting zombie paintball, a haunted farm and a flashlight maze!

Ghostly Games | Haunted Happenings Carnival

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The spookiest place in the US has got to be Salem, MA, the site of the 1692 Salem witch trials. Every year the town celebrates their sordid history with a Haunted Happenings Carnival. Take a spine-tingling spin on the rides or try your luck at the frightening fair games.

Down On the Farm | Topsfield Fair

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It’s the next best thing to being on the farm. The Topsfield Fair has more activities for hooved beasts than you could ever hope to see in a lifetime: oxen pulling, pig racing, sheep herding and more! Head up to the fair for what is sure to be a wild time.

Spooky Streets of Salem | Bewitched After Dark Walking Tours

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Take a haunting tour of Salem, the capital of all things Halloween. No ghost story can match the frightening level of the real history of this town. Creep the city streets with a Salem witch as your guide.

Fruitastic! | Russell Orchards

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Russell Orchards in Ipswich is more than just an apple picking operation. Their mom-and-pop shop is also complete with fresh cider donuts and tastings of hard cider or fruit wines from apple blueberry to strawberry.

Autumn for City Slickers | Punkin’ Fest

Pumpkin PatchNot gonna make it out of the city this weekend but still want to experience the glory of fall? Don’t worry, the Lawn on D in South Boston is bringing the pumpkin patch to you complete with punkin’ bowling, face painting and pumpkin carving.

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