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20 Playful, Passionate Fall Date Ideas

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20 Playful, Passionate Fall Date Ideas

September 15, 2020 3:50 pm

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Photo of a Couple Picking a Pumpkin in a Patch. Click Here for 20 Fall Date Ideas.

Last month, we wrote about 15 romantic fall activities, highlighting the very best of Concord, Massachusetts, and Middlesex County as a whole. This month, we’re going to focus wholeheartedly on fall dates, ranging from guided history tours to live theater and Main Street shopping. Concord’s Colonial Inn is ideally situated in the heart of Middlesex County, seconds away from the most spellbinding foliage, historical landmarks, and pleasingly kitschy fall destinations. To ensure that your upcoming extended weekend getaway from the city is nothing short of fabulous, we’ve compiled 20 unique fall date ideas.

Fall Date Ideas: History, Farmsteads, and Sculpture Parks

Photo of a Couple Bicycling in the Fall. Click Here for 20 Fall Date Ideas.Compiling a list of playful, mildly tantalizing fall date ideas in Middlesex County is easy as pie, mainly because there is so much romance in the air during all four seasons. There’s never an offseason for love at Concord’s Colonial Inn. But autumn, in particular, remains an idyllic time of year to escape Boston, Worcester, or Manchester to spot vibrant fall foliage while indulging in the finer things and learning more about the region’s engrossing historical significance. Without further ado, here are 20 memorable fall date ideas.

  1. Pick pumpkins and shop fresh produce at Verrill Farm
  2. Go on a hayride, solve a maze, and pet farm animals at Honey Pot Hill Orchards
  3. Fill a 20-pound peck will juicy, ripe apples at Doe Orchards
  4. Picnic beside Walden Pond, which mirrors the treeline’s kaleidoscope of colors
  5. Plan a dinner date at Liberty
  6. Paint an autumnal scene and sip on fine wine at Pinot’s Palette
  7. Stroll through deCordova Sculpture Park (remember to take lots of photos)
  8. Sip on pumpkin-spiced lattes, munch on fresh-baked goods, and read the newspaper at Haute Coffee
  9. Bicycle through the heart of Concord via the Minuteman Bike Share
  10. Take a timely tour at The Robbins House, surrounded by colorful forestry
  11. Tour Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau
  12. Rejuvenate at On the Mat Yoga Studio
  13. Take a step back in time with the Little Women at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
  14. Hike through Minute Man National Historical Park
  15. Meet a variety of woodland critters and wild animals at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
  16. Taste-test several wine varietals at Turtle Creek
  17. Shop ‘til you drop on Main Street
  18. Watch a staged play at The Concord Players
  19. Join a guided expedition led by the Concord Tour Company
  20. Chuckle to live community theater at The Cannon


The Finest Getaway near Boston: Concord’s Colonial Inn

Photo of Concord's Colonial Inn During Autumn's Peak. Click Here for 20 Fall Date Ideas.Take an extended step back in time at Concord’s Colonial Inn, established in 1716. Concord’s Colonial Inn is a multi-purpose hotel, restaurant, event venue, and historical landmark. Couples flock to this classic Concord hotel to bask in old-world charm with subtle hints of modernity. When you’re not out and about partaking in a handful of these 20 fall date ideas, make sure to utilize your guest room’s fireplace, 42-inch television, kitchenette, and Jacuzzi. There’s still ample time to book a last-minute autumnal escape to one of the most beloved romantic getaways in Massachusetts. Please check availability at your earliest convenience (or call us directly at 800-370-9200).

15 Romantic Fall Activities in Massachusetts

August 21, 2020 3:14 pm

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Photo of a Minute Man Statue. Click Here for 15 Fall Activities in Massachusetts!

Autumn’s arrival draws near here in Concord, Massachusetts, the most beloved romantic getaway near Boston. Concord is, of course, best known for its historical significance, dazzling old-world architecture, live theater, and downtown shopping. However, the region is equally beautiful, thanks to an array of tranquil water sources, semi-dense forestry, and rolling countryside. Every autumn, the ancient trees that tower above the streets, farmsteads, and inns transform into a colorful meld of amber, marigold, crimson, and kelly. And self-proclaimed “leaf-peepers” flock to Concord’s Colonial Inn to partake in a wide variety of fall activities in Massachusetts’s prized hidden gem.

Fall Activities in Massachusetts: Fruit, Foliage, and Fun

Honeymooners, autumnophiles, and practiced couples alike cannot resist the sheer beauty of Middlesex County, especially when combined with an extended stay at historical Concord’s Colonial Inn, established in 1716. As you might expect, several of these 15 playful, passionate fall activities in Massachusetts’s colorful countryside do require a wee bit of motorized navigation. However, the majority of these pursuits are within 10 minutes of our head-turning inn.

  1. Go apple picking at Harvard’s Doe Orchards.
  2. Hop aboard a hayride through the backcountry.
  3. Photo of Walden Pond. Click Here for 15 Fall Activities in Massachusetts.Sip on a seasonal ale (perhaps an Oktoberfest lager?) at Amory’s Tomb Brewing.
  4. Enjoy an unhurried dusk stroll across the Old North Bridge.
  5. Picnic beside serene Walden Pond (as pictured).
  6. Hike the approachable 4.6-mile Battle Road Trail.
  7. Cycle through the crisp, autumn air via the Minuteman Bike Share.
  8. Take a step back in time with a historical tour through Concord, including stops at The Home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau Farm, and Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House.
  9. Pick the perfect pumpkin at Verrill Farm.
  10. Get lost in one of Honey Pot Hill’s three corn mazes.
  11. Embark on a long drive through Walden Pond State Reservation, Minute Man National Historical Park, and Drumlin Farm.
  12. Snap autumnal photography inside deCordova Sculpture Park.
  13. Stroll through Sleepy Hollow Cemetary—’tis the season!
  14. Eat way too many cider doughnuts.
  15. Savor a pumpkin-spiced latte at Haute Coffee.


Romantic Getaways in Massachusetts

Photo Concord's Colonial Inn During Early Autumn. Click Here for 15 Fall Activities in Massachusetts.Hopefully, these quintessential fall activities in Massachusetts add a little extra spice to your upcoming stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn. We’re located in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Concord Museum, Alcott’s Orchard House, Old North Bridge, Sleepy Hollow Cemetary, and a bevy of shops and restaurants. On-site amenities and luxuries include fine dining, salon services, Jacuzzi tubs, private decks, and kitchenettes. To learn more about a potential Massachusetts-style fall foliage getaway, please give us a call today at 978-369-9200. We’re more than happy to provide expert advice on the area’s most romantic pursuits!